Post Number: 7
|Posted on Friday, October 19, 2007 - 12:54 am: ||
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Post Number: 8
|Posted on Friday, October 12, 2007 - 10:37 am: ||
Eric, I'm taking on a similar project. I do lots of architectural metalwork, but have little slate experience. A homeowner (and close friend) took a chance on me to repair a slate turret where I am also duplicating a finial in copper. I'm going to be posting pictures of my progress on the job. I think with a little research and some patience, you can handLE the gable roof, no problem. You could probably even do the valleys if you have any sheet metal experience.
Slate Affair Inc.
Post Number: 132
|Posted on Friday, October 12, 2007 - 04:37 am: ||
I think you could do it yourself. You may fine you like the work. if you have the bible and some construction no-how you should do fine. If you get in to replacement of the metal flashing you may want to call some more roofers being that would be a little harder.
M. Eric Sosa
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2007 - 05:44 pm: ||
I need some thought from an expert. Last year I ended up with my wifes uncles 1900 era farm house. Total wreck. I have been involved with construction all my life and have shingled my fair share of conventional roofs. This house has a beautiful slate roof that for the most part is intact. The roof is a straight gable roof with another gable coming into it at a right angle. Most of the needed repair is along the gable edges with some work needed in the rear valley where a chimney once stood that has long been gone. I would guess the pitch at a 6 or 7 max. All but a few field tiles are in place. I have attempted to get a few slate guys out to look at it and give me a price but have been unsuccessful to date. Everyone else wants the roof removed and replaced. My question is this. Do you think it is possible for someone with my experience and your Slate Roof Bible to exact this type of repair? I would really like to save this roof
Post Number: 178
|Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - 09:15 pm: ||
You are nearly correct. There are 170 slates in a square of 10x20 slates, which would have an exposure 10" wide and 8" high (with 3" headlap), or $2.35 per slate. The smaller the slate, the less they cost per piece (and the more slates needed per square).
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - 10:07 am: ||
Can someone help me with the math. If a square is 10 feet by 10 feet, or 100 square feet, and the exposed portion of a piece of slate is 8 inches high by 10 inches wide, then there are 180 pieces of slate in a square. If a square costs $400, then one piece of slate costs $2.22. This seems rather inexpensive to me for such a durable product. Am I understanding this correctly?