course materials

We will be providing a copy of the Slate Roof Bible, 3rd Edition, as a course text. We will also be providing Slate Roof Data Sticks. Both will be covered by the registration fee. We will also have available other texts for review, such as the National Slate Association's Slate Roofs Design and Installation Manual, The SMACNA Architectural Sheet Metal Manual, The Copper Development Association's Copper and Common Sense, among others.


Correct tools are necessary for high-quality work. We will have a variety of slate cutters, slate hammers, and slate rippers for use during hands-on training. We will also have a variety of soldering devices available, including propane, acetylene, hand irons, electrical irons, and portable gas irons.



sheet metal

We will provide copper flashing for practice work, along with stainless steel, sheet lead, and zinc, as needed.