Slate Roof Bible, 3rd Edition
Published June, 2016. Hardcover, full color, 374 pages, nearly 800 illustrations. Also available as an E-Book.
Joseph Jenkins climbed on his first slate roof in 1968, authored the first edition of The Slate Roof Bible in 1997, and published the second edition in 2003. Both editions received national awards. Now, a dozen years later, Jenkins is still very active in the slate roofing industry.
The third edition of the book reflects more than a decade of additional experience being passed on to the reader by a man who is one of the foremost experts on slate roofs in the United States today.
GOLD WINNER: 2017 Benjamin Franklin Book Awards
FIRST PLACE: 2017 Independent Press Awards
BRONZE MEDALIST: 2017 Independent Publisher Book Awards
FINALIST: 2017 National Indie Excellence Awards
FINALIST: 2017 Foreword Magazine Indie Book of the Year Awards
FINALIST: 2016 Beverly Hills Book Awards
RUNNER UP: 2016 New England Book Festival
HONORABLE MENTION: 2016 Great Midwest Book Festival
HONORABLE MENTION: 2017 The Eric Hoffer Book Awards
HONORABLE MENTION: 2017 New York Book Festival
"I’m a geologist, author, and retired college educator who has recently purchased your Slate Roof Bible and read it avidly. It Is both a terrific read and a tremendous resource. . . ."
"The third edition is really nice. I commend your attention to detail even on small items that I'm sure no one was losing sleep over. Overall the book was well done I enjoy reading it. Even after 40 years of slate roofing I still pick up details and tidbits that are new and interesting."
"I recently finished reading “the bible” cover to cover. Great book from historical context and should be read by everyone having a slate roof placed on their home."
"The Bible keeps getting better and expanding my knowledge about the slate trade. In some ways the book is like an apprenticeship. I've learned a lot of things about building out of books, but never an entire trade. Granted I am no expert but I was confident after reading your book I could tackle a roof, and it has not leaked in 8 years so i must have done something half right. Thanks for the inspiration, the knowledge, and for writing the manual for me to apprentice by."
"Jenkins effectively draws upon his many years of experience and expertise to provide a thoroughly 'user friendly' instruction manual regarding the craft of slate roof installation. Expanded sections include slate siding, eyebrow dormers, turrets, soldering, flashings, international slate, American slate history, slating styles, installation and repair tips, and trade secrets.
Dozens of new color photographs have been added, as well as step-by-step illustrations and line drawings. Exceptionally well written, illustrated, organized and presented, 'The Slate Roof Bible: Everything You Need to Know About the World's Finest Roof' is especially recommended to the attention of architects, roofers, slate roof owners, architectural consultants, architectural history buffs, and anyone involved with the roofing industry.
Professional, community, and academic libraries should consider this new third edition of "The Slate Roof Bible" to be an essential, core addition to their Architecture collections in general, and slate roofing supplemental studies reading lists in particular." Midwest Book Review, October 2016