The patented Easy Slate is a ‘side lap strip’ that works by sealing the perp join on the slate and thus preventing the water from entering the layers of the slates.
Easy Slate has the effect of extending the head lap from the tail of the upper slate to the head of the slate below; for example, a roof using 500x250mm slates with a 100mm lap, will now have a sealed perp join and an effective head lap of 300mm.
When the Easy Slate is used the slates are raised by 1mm and this increased gap allows the free movement of air below the slates, this releases the air pressure thus eliminating capillary action.
By increasing the head lap and removing the capillary action, the weather resistance of the roof is greatly improved and slates can now be installed on many complicated, exposed or low pitched roofs where it was not previously possible.
Application: 1 Easy Slate strip per slate.