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Slate Affair Inc.
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Username: Slate_man

Post Number: 138
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Sunday, November 11, 2007 - 06:16 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

All of the slate are in good condition even the redish ones. If a additional picture of the slate close up was posted would be great.

You can tell the gutter there installed after the slate. There looks to be copper in the valley which is good. I would think of restoring the slate, then when the asphalt is older replace that with slate? Or a nice standing seam roof is a great roof to replace the asphalt.
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Paramount Slate
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Registered: 07-2007
Posted on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 11:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Joe,
the 77 year old house could be remodled before. So if I was Todd, I would like to traking the record of the house. At least the siding and the gutter could not be old like 70 years. By changing couple pieces of crack slate, the roof can survive to next century. light gray, light green are fine but I did not rely on red coz the natural of colorful slates are likely to break down under weathering.
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Joe Jenkins
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Posted on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 06:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Todd, you have excellent slate probably about half way through its life. You would be crazy to switch to a roof system that relies on ice and water shield for water tightness. IWS won't last, slate will.
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Paramount Slate
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Posted on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 01:53 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Todd,
please make sure the slate tile is real slate. from the picture, let me think about syn-slate which means composite. 77 year, if roofing slate was installed in the beginning, can make the slate proud.
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Todd Duffield
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Username: Toddmanqa

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Registered: 11-2007
Posted on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 10:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hello. I am buying a 77 year-old house with a slate roof in Albany, NY. The roof seems to be in good condition, but I am considering redoing it in order to get an addition and small garage to match the house slate roof (both the addition and the garage have asphalt), and so that I can replace the nails with long-life stainless steel.

I found information on the Peter Low Slant Slating System (http://www.marblemaster.com/slate/roof_slate/Roof_Slate_installation.html). The article indicates you can use as few as 130 tiles per square by using a grace ice and water type shield.

Does anyone have any experience with this?

Plus, can anyone ID my slate with this picture?

Thanks!Slate Roof

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