Post Number: 41
|Posted on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 11:45 pm: ||
When you say "It was supposed to be new" do you mean that it was specified? Or was that your assumption? If it was specified, I wouldn't pay him for it. The cost difference is irrelevant; where else has he tried to cut corners?
HOWEVER, if you merely assumed that a new addition would get a new roof, hold on a minute. It sounds like he was attempting to match your main roof.
The difference in price for 2.5 square of new vs. used slate should be a virtual non-issue when held up against the average price of a 230 sq' addition. I think the larger issue should be: Did he directly ignore spec'd new slate? If so, keep a sharp eye on him. IF NOT, what are you trying to do, nickle and dime to save $250?
Slate Affair Inc.
Post Number: 261
|Posted on Tuesday, September 09, 2008 - 06:08 am: ||
Well as a roofer and contractor I would use matching used Buckingham slate. Seeing that its one of the best slate out there. I being in VT would not install slate on the shed roof to low.
As far as the cost it may be about $100. differents in the price, used Buckingham isn't cheep. This contractor may have the slate and maybe is trying to use it up!
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Monday, September 08, 2008 - 10:31 pm: ||
I'm currently building a 230 SF addition to the side of our 1930 cape. The addition has a shed roof, and the contractor doing the work installed a salvaged slate roof without my approval. It was supposed to be new.
Since I'm the one who is obviously taking all the risk on this, I want to make sure I at least get a full refund of the material cost difference.
Is there a typical price difference between new and salvaged slate? The original roof that he was trying to match was a Buckingham Virginia slate - 9" x 16".