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Walter Musson
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Username: Walter_musson

Post Number: 31
Registered: 07-2006
Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2007 - 03:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Why not post a couple pictures so that readers might be more able to help.
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Kevin Vanosdol
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Post Number: 1
Registered: 11-2007
Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2007 - 12:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have a barn built in 1891, with an addition that was completed in 1911. The slate on the barn appears to be Vt. Grey, with Vt. Green used for the owner's initials and year of construction. The addition has slate that has a more red tint to it, and seems to be wearing worse than the original.

There is some flaking, but the slate isn't thin or particularly brittle. Some slates have fallen out or been broken. My thought on what I see is that some of the nails are failing...

I do have flashing that is/has failed, and some metal on the ridge has been blown off.

How do I know if my slate roof is repairable, or if it needs replaced? How does one repair such a large roof... ladder hooks? I'm in Indiana, and concerned about the cost and if there is anyone capable of (correctly) doing the job around here.

Thanks!

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