We currently have (2) 8-hour courses and (4) training seminars available, all developed through committee process and peer review at the Slate Roofing Contractors Association of North America Inc., a 501c6 international trade association.

 


Course #1: Slate Roof Installation

2021 Dates Currently filled. We will be enrolling again in the spring of 2022.

Slate Roof Installation training course July 2021.

 

Slate Roof Installation Course at Joseph Jenkins Inc., September 16, 2021

Slate roof installation training, November 11, 2021, at the Slate Roof Training Center.

Slate roof installation training, November 11, 2021, at the Slate Roof Training Center.

Only 4 persons per class.
Course Delivery Type: Live, taught by Joe Jenkins
Duration: 8 hours, 9am to 6pm Eastern Time, with a 1-hour break.
Credits: 8 AIA Learning Units
Course Level: Introductory
Language: English
Cost: $600/student ($200 is the SRCA license fee).
Location: 143 Forest Ln, Grove City, PA 16127; Ph: 814-786-9085 MAP

 

This course combines approximately 3 hours of classroom instruction with approximately 5 hours of hands-on training on a roof mockup, and covers the basic installation standards, information, and procedures for correctly and successfully installing natural slate on roofs. You will be cutting, punching, and trimming slates using a variety of tools specific to the trade. You will be nailing roofing slates to a wood deck with copper nails and integrating the slates with various flashings, including step flashings, valley flashings, apron flashings, and ridge copper.

The course is limited to 4 students on a double-sided mockup (two on each side). Students who successfully complete the course will receive a "Certificate of Completion" from the SRCA.

Slate Roof Installation Course: Certificate of Completion

Prerequisite Knowledge: Basic construction and roofing knowledge is beneficial, but not necessary.

Learning Objectives: Learn how to successfully install a natural quarried slate roof that will function for up to a century or two. Learn about common mistakes made by inexperienced installers and how to avoid them. Learn how to cut, punch, shape, and work with natural stone roofing using standard tools of the trade. Learn how basic flashing systems work with slate roofing and the various ways they can be installed. Learn about all the different types of slate that may be found on the North American market today. Learn about different installation styles, fasteners, substrates, underlayment, roof staging, headlap, starter courses, and many other details relating to slate roofing.

Course Handouts: Slate Roof Bible, 3rd Edition (374 pages), Slate Roofs 1926 (130 pages), SRCA Slate Roof Installation Training Manual (161 pages). Students who sign up for two classes back-to-back will receive a $100 refund as two copies of the Slate Roof Bible and Slate Roofs 1926 will not be needed.

Slate Roof Installation training course handouts.

Tools: We provide the tools needed during the course (slate hammer, slate ripper, slate cutter, tin snips, sheet metal tongs, chalk line, chalk). You should bring a tool belt, tape measure, carpenter's pencil, and standard pliers, although we do have extra tool belts.

Cost: $600.00/student (1/3 of which is the SRCA license fee).


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Course #2: Slate Roof Repair, Restoration & Maintenance

2021 Dates Currently filled. We will be enrolling again in the spring of 2022.

Slate roof repair course near Grove City, PA.

Slate roof repair training, November 12, 2021, at the Slate Roof Training Center.

Slate roof repair training, November 12, 2021, at the Slate Roof Training Center.

Only 4 persons per class.
Course Delivery Type: Live, taught by Joe Jenkins
Duration: 8 hours, 9am to 6pm Eastern Time, with a 1-hour break.
Credits: 8 AIA Learning Units
Course Level: Introductory
Language: English
Cost: $600/student ($200 is the SRCA license fee).
Location: 143 Forest Ln, Grove City, PA 16127; Ph: 814-786-9085 MAP

 

This hands-on course is provided by an approved SRCA instructor and includes approximately four hours of classroom time and four hours of work on a roof mockup. It covers the repair of slate roofs, restoration work on slate, and slate roof maintenance, including temporary and emergency repairs.

Course Handouts: Slate Roof Bible, 3rd Edition (374 pages), Slate Roofs 1926 (130 pages), SRCA Slate Roof Repair Training Manual (146 pages). Students who sign up for two classes back-to-back will receive a $100 refund as two copies of the Slate Roof Bible and Slate Roofs 1926 will not be needed.

Slate Roof Repair training course handouts.

The course is limited to 4 students on a double-sided mockup (two on each side). Students who successfully complete the course will receive a "Certificate of Completion" from the SRCA.

Slate Roof Repair Course: Certificate of Completion

Tools: We provide the tools needed during the course (slate hammer, slate ripper, slate cutter, tin snips, sheet metal tongs, chalk line, chalk). You should bring a tool belt, tape measure, carpenter's pencil, and standard pliers, although we do have extra tool belts.

Cost: $600.00/student (1/3 of which is the SRCA license fee).


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We have 4 PowerPoint Seminars available:

 

Seminar #1:

Basic Slate Roof Installation

Basic Slate Roof Installation Seminar

About this 1.5 Hour Seminar (1.5 AIA LUs):

The installation of natural quarried roofing slates is different from the installation of other roofing materials. The devil is in the details. This PowerPoint presentation provides the basic information one would need to be informed about correct slate roof installation practices. Call Joe at 814-786-9085.

Seminar #2:

Basic Slate Roof Repair and Restoration

Basic Slate Roof Repair and Restoration Seminar

About this 1.5 Hour Seminar (1.5 AIA LUs):

Natural quarried slate roofs can last upwards of 200 years if properly maintained, depending on the type of slate. Even the worst looking older slate roofs may be highly restorable with decades of remaining life. This seminar explains how to repair and restore slate roofs and how to keep them maintained and water-tight in emergency conditions when needed. Call Joe at 814-786-9085.


Seminar #3:

Why Choose Natural Slate Roofing?

Seminar: Why Choose Natural Slate Roofing?

About This 1 Hour Seminar (1 AIA LU)

Natural roofing slates have many benefits over artificial alternatives, including beauty, durability, and architectural integrity. Slate is an ecologically-friendly, recyclable natural stone containing no plastic, petroleum, or asbestos. It is available throughout the world in many shapes, thicknesses, and colors. Many installation styles and methods allow slate roofing to become a form of art. Durability can last into the centuries and installation is not rocket science. Fake look-alike materials can fail prematurely and become an architectural blight. This presentation covers these issues and more. Call Joe at 814-786-9085.


Seminar #4:

How to Avoid Slate Roof Installation Errors

Seminar: How to Avoid Slate Roof Installation Errors

About This 1 Hour Seminar

There are only a few reasons why new slate roof installations fail. All of the reasons are easily avoidable. This seminar reviews the most common problems occurring with slate roof installations, their causes, and their remedies. Call Joe at 814-786-9085.



Reserve a Class at Our Facility

Email us. Or call us at 814-786-9085. Leave a message if no one answers and we will call you back.

Request a Remote Training

Remote trainings may be available under certain circumstances. For example, you would have to construct one roof mockup per four students, according to SRCA specifications (we will email you the schematics and parts list), provide your own tools, etc. Cost is negotiable. Contact us about training at your site.

Need Tools?

This is the basic 3-piece professional tool set we recommend for training.