Roof Ridge Construction
Tips and instructions for roof ridge construction.
¶ In shingle roofs all ridges are formed by weaving or trimming each course over the end of the last one from the opposite side, thus making a neat and waterproof finish.
¶ But in slate this cannot be done, consequently the ridge of a slate roof must be covered with copper or tin; in some parts of the country English ridge tile are used, but unless the building is very large and the roof high, these present a clumsy and unsightly appearance. A very beautiful and ornamental ridge covering is now manufactured of slate, a representation of which is given in the picture, but the expense precludes its universal adoption; the example here shown is intended for a pointed roof.
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