TapcoSlate Aledora Roof Eaves Starter Slate

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Please note that we are unable to supply Tapco ridges, hips, fixings etc unless they are ordered with Tapco slates

Description

TapcoSlate Aledora Roof Eaves Starter Slate

Suitable for the TapcoSlate Aledora range, this accessory is an eaves or starter tile for all roof layouts using Aledora slate.

Used on the first eaves / starter course with a course of TapcoSlate Aledora slates above.

Available in 2 colours (Charcoal Black and Steel Grey).

This eaves starter tile accessory is manufactured in the same material as the TapcoSlate Aledora product range to beautifully match your roof slate.

Please note: The TapcoSlate product range is sold as the InSpire Roofing Products line in the USA. Installation techniques differ between the United States & the UK - the attached video should be viewed as a guide only.

Technical

Technical

  • Material: Manufactured from a recyclable blend of limestone and polypropylene
  • Size: 14 x 12 / 350mm x 300mm
  • Weight: 0.52 kg/slate / XX kg/Bundle of XX
  • Width: 7mm at bottom tapering to 3mm at the top
  • Minimum Pitch: 14 degrees
  • Maximum Pitch: 90 degrees

Coverage

  • 3.5 TapcoSlate Aledora Roof Eaves Starter Slates cover 1 linear metre of eaves length

Cold Weather Installation

  • Should be stored in original packaging in a storage facility where the temperature meets or exceeds 7 degrees c
  • Use protective coverage over all pallets while being temporarily stored
  • Must be conditioned at a temperature no lower than 7 degrees c for 24 h

Storage

  • Should not be stored on roof decks in such a manner as to over-stress and/or damage the deck and supporting structure

Safety

  • TapcoSlates can be slippery under certain conditions and job site safety procedures should be enforced.

Warranty

  • 40 years

Features

  • Ideal for New Build, Self-build, Renovation, Extensions, Conservatories, and Garden Rooms
  • Lightweight as low as 8.35kg per square metre
  • Easy to install with pre-marked nailing and exposure guides and spacers
  • Easily cut with a fine-toothed saw or sharp utility blade
  • No sorting, clipping, or drilling prior to roof loading
  • Packaged in bundles of XX for easy handling
  • Ridges and Hips (available separately) are mechanically fixed
  • 40-year warranty
  • Non-repeating staggered or straight application
  • TapcoSlate Aledora is not made from recycled plastics but is manufactured from recyclable virgin limestone and polypropylene.

Fixing

Fixings:

  • Large-headed galvanised 30mm x 2.5mm (1.2” x 0.1”) steel nails (available separately) should be used for fixing TapcoSlate Aledora slates.
  • Aluminium or copper nails may also be used, but driving them through the slate may cause bending.
  • Use longer 50mm (2”) nails (available separately) for fixing ridges and hips.
  • 2 nails required per Aledora slate
  • 2 nails required per Ridge / Hip

Cutting:

  • Use a fine-toothed handsaw, jigsaw, circular saw, or sharp utility blade to cut the TapcoSlate Aledora slates.

Underlay:

  • Use a non breathable membrane (available separately) for applications where the building is used occasionally / short periods - such as a shed or garage etc
  • Use a breathable membrane (available separately) for applications where the building is being used regularly / long periods - such as a man cave, stables, home office etc

Installation:

  • On close boarded roofs where non breathable membrane is used as an underlay, the slates can be nailed straight onto the board through the membrane.
  • On roofs where breathable membrane is used as an underlay, counter battens will need to be laid, and then the slates nailed onto the batten to allow air movement. Extra ventilation in these applications should be considered: please contact us to discuss your project in more detail.

Laying:

  • On the first course lay a course of TapcoSlate Aledora Starter Tiles, with a course of TapcoSlate Aledora slates above, thereafter lay at the appropriate gauge.
  • Slates should be cut at the verges to the required overhang.

Video

Please note: The TapcoSlate product range is sold as the InSpire Roofing Products line in the USA. Installation techniques differ between the United States & the UK - this video should be viewed as a guide only.

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