Get more from your slate investment.

Get more from your slate investment.

Getting started: Edge spacers

You will use Standard spacers for most slates. This section shows how to use Edge spacers. Before getting started, be sure that you have read "2 Models".

General rule

When a narrow slate overlaps a wide slate :

When a wide slate overlaps a narrow slate :

Use 3 Edge Spacers

Use 1 Edge Spacer

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Special case: Starter courses

1st course (shortened slates):

Use 1 Edge spacer on the 1st slate (whether it is wide or narrow).

2nd course (full length slates):

On this course only, position the 1st spacer up-slope of the nearby nail. (This prevents crowding of the spacer in the course below.) The spacer and nail should not touch.