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Slate Roof Bible, 3rd Edition

The 3rd Edition of the Slate Roof Bible will ship in May of 2016! Hardcover with dust jacket, 374 pages, nearly 900 illustrations. $49.00 or buy it discounted on

The 3rd Edition of the Slate Roof Bible will ship in May of 2016!


Slate Roof Bible, 2nd edition

The Slate Roof Bible - Understanding, Installing and Restoring the World's Finest Roof, by Joseph Jenkins

Understanding, Installing and Restoring
the World's Finest Roof

By Joseph Jenkins

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ISBN 09644258-15, 8.5"x11", 316 pages, 229 drawings, 361 color photos, indexed, Industry Resource Guide.

Published November 1, 2003. Over 350 color photos of slate and slate roofs from around the world, and a total of over 600 photos, illustrations, graphs, charts, diagrams, and maps. The Slate Roof Bible covers slate roofing history, culture and geology, along with complete descriptions and sources of tools, equipment and types and colors of slate, including comprehensive, step-by-step instructions on every aspect of slate roof installation, repair, restoration and recycling. It is the culmination of 10 years of research and travel by the author, Joseph Jenkins, who has operated a slate roofing installation, restoration and repair company in northwestern Pennsylvania for decades. For more information about slate roofs on the web, go to Slate Roof Central.

Listen to a radio interview on Penn State public radio with Joe Jenkins about slate roofs.

NRCA Gold Circle Award Recipient 2001

Writers Notes Book Award CATEGORY WINNER! 2004:"The Slate Roof Bible was the first book to grab our attention and hold it. It's more than just a handbook. It's a great read and a thorough reference volume in one."

Foreword Magazine Architectural Book of the Year Finalist, 2004:Honoring Excellence in Independent Publishing

2004 Independent Publisher Book Award Finalist

Honorable Mention: 12th Annual Writers Digest International Self-Published Book Awards: Reference Category

"If you could earn a doctorate in slate roof, [The Slate Roof Bible, 2nd Edition] is probably the only book you'd need." Lancaster Farming News (largest circulation of any agricultural paper in the U.S.)

"...a not-to-be-missed specialized reference. Packed with over three hundred color photos, the Slate Roof Bible is the core reference of the slate roof industry, covering everything to know about installing, restoring and maintaining a slate roof. Highly recommended." Midwest Book Review

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Slate Roof Bible, 3rd Edition, May 2016, 374 pages, hardcover, nearly 800 illustrations:

Slate Roof Bible, 3rd Edition, May 2016, 374 pages, hardcover, nearly 800 illustrations.



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