|Posted on Tuesday, January 03, 2006 - 01:37 pm: ||
A few questions...
These pictures are from a house that I am buying...the links are at the bottom of the email.
Can anyone tell me what kind of slate this is?
I have been quoted $35 a slate for repair/replacement. Does this sound reasonable?
The roof is very dirty. One side is covered in moss. I have been quoted between $600 and $900 to clean the roof. Does this sound reasonable?
When the roof is cleaned, will it look as "new/bright" as the clean slate looks now?
Any other comments on the condition of the roof?
|Posted on Tuesday, January 03, 2006 - 01:48 pm: ||
This looks like an asbestos roof.
|Posted on Tuesday, January 03, 2006 - 09:26 pm: ||
Yes indeed, it certainly is an asbestos tile roof.
|Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 04:19 pm: ||
Have you finalized the purchase yet.
Yes these other folks have told you it's asbestos,not slate-which is correct.
Once asbestos softens so that it can act as a host for moss growth it is time to start thinking about replacement.
If you can still negotiate the cost of a new roof or some portion of the cost-then now might be the time to consider a new roof.
It still does have some life left in it but once you close it's your problem.
Now is the time to dicker,esp. if you were told it was slate.
|Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 10:20 pm: ||
Thank you all for your comments.
The sale is not finalized and I will be asking for a credit. Can anyone tell me what kind of asbestos tile it is? What is a fair price to pay per tile replacement? What is a fair price for a cleaning of the roof?
Thanks for your help.