slating


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slating

1. The installation of slate shingles on a roof or wall.
2. Shingles of slate, taken collectively.
3. A roofing of slate.
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Another difficult decision relates to roof slating. Roof slates have a tremendously long life.
If the roof is laid at a shallow pitch, the water can seep between the slates, soak into the wooden battens causing them to decay and the slating to collapse.
However, the slating that we now find is frequently not British, but European or even Chinese.