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Godsil
Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2001 - 09:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

David Millen says that pre-World War II Wisconsin homes with tile roofs will just about all need relays over the next decade or two. The felts are dried up. The copper valleys and gutters are developing small holes from the abrasive elements in the rain water. We don't have enough tile and copper roofers to handle this demand. If anyone has it slow going in their region, give us a hollar. Our summers are very, very nice.
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Joe Jenkins
Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2001 - 01:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

We simply remove the worn flashings and replace them, leaving the tile roof in place here in western PA. I'm speaking of older steep slope roofs where the underlayment is not critical.
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Howard Friot
Posted on Sunday, January 27, 2002 - 04:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The roofing contractor who repairs our roof has recommened that we replace the flashing on our tile roof.He proposes to remove the tile back 3 feet,place an underlayment of a new material( I don't know what they call it)installing copper-lead flashing and then replacing with salvagible or new tiles.My question is: Is this the acceptable procedure to do this job?
Our roof is 100+ years old,of vermont slate and has an annual repair program.
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Walter
Posted on Monday, January 28, 2002 - 02:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Howard'
Are you having problems with ice and snow back-up?
If so ,than yes using "ice and water shield" can help in preventing this.In the Northeast we sometimes remove the lowest 3 feet of slates ,salvage them for future repair work on the house,then install sheets of lead coated copper along the eaves,soldering each sheet together.The metal is impenetrable making backup less likely,plus you wind up with salvaged slates for future repairs which exactly match,since they are original to the house.

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