10 gauge - by the pound, mill finish or black anodized, take your pick. When you need a larger slate hook for thicker slates (or tiles), this is it! Stainless steel makes a stronger, tougher slate hook. Blunt points for safety. For up to 4 inch headlap. Approximately 59 per pound.
Stainless steel hooks are stronger than copper slate hooks and are recommended whenever the roof decking is hard, as on old oak roof boards, or even old yellow pine, both of which tend to bend copper slate hooks.
Slate hooks are used to install replacement slates during repairs, and for replacing slates left out during the installation of a new slate roof where the scaffolding (roof jacks) are temporarily nailed onto the roof.
Some slaters use nothing but slate hooks for repair work. They may be easier to use than the nail and bib technique for the inexperienced person, and are certainly easier than the nail and bib when working with new or especially hard slates. It's always a good idea to have some of these hooks on hand.
BUY THEM BY THE 25 POUND BOX.