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Saddle Hip or Ridge Slate Sizes

A saddle hip or ridge is the most common application when finishing off a slated hip or ridge detail. Metal hip flashings are interwoven between each pair of slates to ensure a watertight joint at the apex.

Saddle Hip or Ridge Slate Size
Field Slate Length Hip & Ridge Slate Size Hip & Ridge Exposure Pieces per Linear Foot
12″ 12″ x 6″ 6″ 4
14″ 12″ x 6″ 6″ 4
16″ 14″ x 7″ 7″ 3.43
18″ 16″ x 8″ 8″ 3
20″ 18″ x 9″ 9″ 2.67
22″ 20″ x 10″ 10″ 2.40
24″ 22″ x 11″ 11″ 2.18

Note: Hip & Ridge slates are sometimes supplied unpunched for punching by installer at time of installation. 

This formula covers both sides of a hip or ridge.

For more hip and ridge installation details visit https://www.ncslate.com/design-support/installation-details/

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