Slate roof tiles are ordered by size and thickness. In some cases, you may need to trim slate to smaller pieces or cut slate based on a roof pattern. The following steps along with the video will show you how easy it is to cut slate roof tiles.
- Flip the slate roof tile over so that the back of the slate is facing up. This will be the smoothest side of the slate.
- Using a nail or marker, draw the pattern’s shape or a line if you are resizing a piece.
- When cutting slate roof tiles it will generate slate particles and dust, make sure you are working in a well-ventilated area.
- Using a guillotine trimmer, gently chip away at the slate following your cutting guide.
Equipment required for cutting slate roof tiles:
- Guillotine trimmer
- Cut Resistant gloves
- Measuring tape
In addition to slate roof tiles, we also sell nails, repair hooks and slate tools. Please call the office at Toll Free 1-800-975-2835 for pricing.