All the videos are related to slate and copper roofing. Scroll to the bottom of the page for a more detailed list.

This video shows uneducated vs educated flashing techniques on two barrel dormers.
This video shows the basic idea behind making a soldered vent pipe flashing out of 20-ounce copper. Soldering supplies and irons can be found at

Time lapse made by Orion Jenkins for "John Stortz and Son" ( -- a family owned tool manufacturer and distributor of slate tools out of Philidelphia, PA. Completed spring 2016.

Time-Lapse video of a 20' rounded slate valley installation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Completed summer of 2016.

Heavy roofing slates can be cut by chopping them with a slate hammer that has a cutting shank. This short video shows such a hammer in use by Orion Jenkins on a slate roof installation job where a curved eyebrow dormer is being slated.

From This is a new, traditional slate roof installation at the Natural Building Colloquium in Bath, NY, July, 2008.

The lightning rods we sell at the Slate Roof Warehouse are made of copper brass and bronze. They will never rust or wear out. This video shows you how to install such a lightning rod without penetrating the roof at all, using copper fasteners and a little solder.

Additional videos relating to slate and copper roofing are listed below.


Ceramic Hip and Ridge Tiles on a Slate Roof Using Flexim

Chimney Flashing: Folding the Corners

Copper Lightning Rod Installation

Copper Ridge on a Slate Roof

Copper Ridge Using 40 Ounce Cleats

Curved Double-Lock Copper Chimney Apron

Curved Double-Lock Copper Standing Seam Roof

Defective Roofing Slates - Know What to Look For!

Flat-Lock Soldered Copper Roof Installation

How We Make Our Copper Ridge

Ice Dam Resistant Eaves on a Slate Roof

Mullane 200 Snow Guards

New Slate Roof at the Natural Building Colloquium, 2008, in Bath, NY

Pipe Flashing Installation

Shedding Slates - What are Acceptable Levels?

Slating Tips for Asphalt Shingle Roofers

Soldered Chimney Apron Flashing

Soldered Copper Snow Apron (For the full 25 minute video click here.)

Soldering Flat Lock and Vertical Joints

Underlayment on Slate Roofs

Using Roof Brackets When Installing a Slate Roof

Using Jenkins Copper Drip Edge with Cant on a Slate Roof

Valley Top Juncture Using Double Lock Standing Seam


Basic Slate Roof Repair

Bad Strap Repairs (1 min. 37 sec. video)

Using Roof Brackets to Access an Existing Slate Roof


Avoid These 21 Contractor Errors (Traditional Roofing Magazine Article)

Bad Headlap (1 minute video)

Bad Saddle Ridge Installation (1 min. 23 sec. video)

Copper Rivets with Steel Mandrels Should Not Be Used (2 minute video)

Cutting on Wrong Side of Slate (1 minute video)

Electrogalvanized Nails (29 second video)

Inadequate Plywood Roof Deck (46 second video)

Nails Too Long (1 minute video)

No Cant Strip on Starter Course

Slate Starter Course Insufficient Headlap (1 min. 17 sec. video)

Top 10 Mistakes Made When Installing Slate Roofs (Traditional Roofing Magazine Article)

Wrong Nailing Technique (1 min. 30 sec. video)


Camara Slate Quarry Tour - Slate Roofing Contractors Association 2010 Conference

Greenstone Slate Quarry Tour - Slate Roofing Contractors Association 2010 Conference

This video shows how to cut valley slates in a fast, accurate and professional manner.

Complete restoration of the copper flat-lock soldered seam roof on the Warwick Mansion in Pittsburgh, PA (Time-lapse video). Completed summer of 2016.

Standard slate hooks are too small to be used on heavy, thick slates. The Slate Roof Warehouse has custom-made 10 gauge stainless steel slate hooks designed for heavier slates up to 3/4 inch thick.

This video demonstrates how to install 20 ounce copper ridge on a slate roof using 40 ounce copper cleats. This method of installation leaves no exposed fasteners, nothing to leak, and nothing to wear out. The cleats are nailed to the roof underneath the ridge using copper nails and then they're riveted to the ridge with copper/brass rivets.

Most roofing slate cutters are designed to cut standard thickness roofing slates which are 1/4 inch thick. Heavier slates are more difficult to cut. The Stortz Genuine slate cutter is modeled after an old classic cutter that can cut 1/2 inch slates. This short video demonstrates the cutter in use.

Roof brackets and roof scaffolds are essential for the proper installation of roofing slates. This short video clip shows how to put them on and take them off.