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Joedickins (Joedickins)
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Posted on Saturday, May 01, 2010 - 07:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

12 copper bibs $14
copper nails $5
salvage slate $18 to $30
permit that u have to have comp and lic. to get 50+
gas ??????
free estimate $40
there will be something else wrong with the roof
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Momcat (Momcat)
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Posted on Friday, April 30, 2010 - 09:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi! I have a house built in the early 1940s with a slate roof in western pa. All I can tell you is it is grey. I got a bid from a slate specialist to repair 6 and replace 12 tiles. He inspected the roof by eye from the ground. His quote was $425.00 plus tax for the entire job unless something else is discovered once he is up on the roof. IS this a good estimate?
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Olde_mohawk_masonry__historic_restoration (Olde_mohawk_masonry__historic_restoration)
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$720 to fix a slate roof in Philadelphia is not too much. No slate repair in a major metropolitan area like Philadelphia, Boston or NYC should be under $1000, when executed by a properly licensed, experienced and insured slater. This is the problem with the whole "by the slate" pricing nonsense. So, if the guy gets up there and its 14 instead of 12, is that $120 more? What if he breaks a slate or two, who pays? What if the piece was brittle or partially cracked already, who's responsible?

That's why you look at a 12:12 bay window roof 9 ft off the ground with a dozen broken pieces and quote $720 or so to do the whole job, not by the piece.
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They should make a good profit at that, but not too much. Consider, they have already been out to your home to look at the problem and that costs something. To send a man out with the slates is going to take up at least a half day for the guy and then they are going to have to bill it or get the check. They have the tools to do it and they didn't just magically appear. If they do it right, you should have no problem with that.

On the other hand, you can get Joe's book, read it and then order the necesary tools to do the work. Now buy a ladder and go up on the roof and fix them yourself. It is not too hard to do, but it is worth something. How much is your time worth?
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Onemanscheddar (Onemanscheddar)
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But is 60$ a tile too much

they are all licened and insured

thanks...
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Very fair, assuming he's insured and legit.
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Onemanscheddar (Onemanscheddar)
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Posted on Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 12:01 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I live in philadelphia.. I need approx 12 slate tiles replaced on a sub roof over my front bay window.. all gray...and about 9 feet off the ground, 45 degree pitch...

What is a fair price to pay ??
I have been given a few estimates from 45-60 $ a shingle for the job.

Any thoughts ?

Thanks,
M
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Jrbuilt (Jrbuilt)
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Also if your only paying 25/hr for labor on slate roofing your not getting a qualified Slate roofer and could end up costing you even more in the future Check out slate roof central http://www.slateroofcentral.com/neanderthal.htm
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Jrbuilt (Jrbuilt)
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aFTER 30 YEARS OR SO IN THE BUSINESS i FIND THAT THIS QUOTE IS RIGHT ON TARGET IT IS TYPICALLY 710.00 FOR THE FIRST 10 REPLACEMENTS OF UP TO 12X24" SLATE SHINGLES THEN APPROX 30 PER SHINGLE AFTER THAT THE PRICE FOR THE SLATE RANGES FROM ABOUT 6.00 TO 10.OO/PER PEICE THE COPPER AND SS OR COPPER NAILS ARE ALSO PRICEY BUT THE FACT REMEAIN THAT WHAT YOU SPEND ON THIS PROECT COULD LAST A CENTURY OR SO AND BY THAT TIME THE PRICES WILL BE THROUGH THE ROOF
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Anonymous
Posted on Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 10:09 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does this sound reasonable?

Replace approximately 55 pieces of 7" x 12" x 16" and 8" 12" x 20" Vermont Green slate for a total of $2100. Repairs will not be done using face nailing or plastic roof cement.

Materials = $500
Labor = $1600
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Tony, EriePA
Posted on Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 04:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sounds nuts to me if its for a total of 55 slates which would wholesale for less than a $250. But each of your slates has 3 dimensions ... how's that??
If they're all relatively close together on the roof, it's maybe a long day's work for one guy ... which makes the labor a high $150/hr!! A reasonable cost could be $25 or less per slate installed, given that there's 55. Face nailing, unless they're half slates on the gable ends, would be crazy and doomed, doomed to failure ... they should be slate-hooked or slotted-and-copper bibbed. Plastic roof cement would also be nuts, unless it's maybe to provide extra stability for half-slate replacements on a gable end and even then it should be 50-yr silicone.
This may be a neanderthal-style solution. Have a look elsewhere on this site where there's a very useful link illustrating neanderthal-style (the wrong way to do) slate repair work.
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Anonymous
Posted on Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 05:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sounds high? This is all new to me so I have no idea what it should have been.

I think you read it wrong.

The repairs would NOT be done face nailed or cemented. They will all be slate hooked or slotted and copper bibbed.

The way I read the dimensions were for a combination of 7"x12" and 7"x16" and 8"x12" and 8"x20" slates.

The quote was by a very reputable slater in the NJ/PA area.
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Posted on Friday, October 14, 2005 - 12:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The cost of slate replacement is determined by a number of factors. How high is the roof? How difficult to maneuver on it? How dangerous is it? That should always be taken into consideration when estimating a job. The higher, steeper and more dangerous the roof, the higher the price. How hard is it to get the replacement slates? Graduated or random unfading green slates are not common. What time of year is it? Late season bids can be higher because of demand. Where is the roof located? Some market areas have much higher construction costs. Are the contractors fully insured: workers comp., liability, unemployment insurance, etc? These costs are factored into the job, as are general business overhead - trucks, equipment, estimating costs, office personnel, etc., etc. The price stated above is about 25% high for our area (northwestern PA) if the roof is a standard residential job, but on the eastern seaboard the price could be on the mark.

Joe Jenkins
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Anonymous
Posted on Friday, October 14, 2005 - 07:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks for the response Joe.

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