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|Posted on Friday, March 16, 2007 - 02:38 pm: ||
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!