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Patrick J. Neher
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Username: Judge

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Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Friday, June 08, 2007 - 10:35 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)


I recently purchased an 1890 stone farmhouse in Berks County, PA, and there is a black slate roof under a thin black membrane that the old owner had installed just a couple years ago. I don't know the name of the membrane but it is thin and the slate shingles themselves are clearly visible in outline under the membrane. I've pulled an individual slate shingle out to inspect it and it looks good except for the sticky remnants of this membrane.

Does anyone know, as a general rule of thumb, if membrane like this can be removed easily with solvents?

I'd like to re-slate the roof and salvage as many of the orignal slates as possible. This isn't really a money issue so much as a restoration issue.


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