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Slate Affair Inc.
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Username: Slate_man

Post Number: 24
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Friday, March 16, 2007 - 05:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I would first want to find out what kind of Pennsylvania slate it is. Some of it isn't that good but some is. That migth be a big factor in buying the house. Is the slate flakeing? Are there alot missing? Is the eave good? Are he rakes complete? The flashing is it good? Is there any saging to the roof? I would take pictures for all of us here and post it for a good look.
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Becky Schaade
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Username: Chai_tea_4_me

Post Number: 1
Registered: 03-2007
Posted on Friday, March 16, 2007 - 02:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm in the process of deciding whether or not to put an offer in on a 100 year old Victorian style home with a slate roof. The realtor has told me that the roof is original to the home. I've used this website to identify the slate as Pennsylvania slate. It does not appear to have been repaired in the past (no slates of a different color).

Can you tell me some things to look for when inspecting the house to tell me if this roof is in decent shape or not? If we decide to put in an offer, we will definitely be paying for a home inspection, but knowing a little bit to look for with regards to the roof will help us decide if we want to offer or not. My husband and I are not planning on living in the house for much more than 10 years, which is well within the possible lifespan for the roof, according to what I've read.

Thank you for your help!

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