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Old 10-12-2017, 09:32 AM   #1
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Slate Hooks? The Future Or The Devil?

Just wondering on peoples opinions regarding fixing slates with hooks rather than nails?

I can see pros and cons for both but more specifically when a slate fails or cracks.

If a slate breaks when using nails, the bottom half falls out (dangerous and unsightly yes) - but at least you know where the problem is. If it cracks and is fixed with a hook, it will stay in place, result!

However, that crack is still there and water will get in, and good luck finding that on a large 3+ story roof.

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