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Joe Lombardo
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Username: Hdwla42

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Registered: 05-2008
Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 - 10:02 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks for the reply.

I was thinking about doing just the front part of the roof this year and going to the back next year or as funds are available.

Now I just have to find some slate roofers in my area and gets some estimates.

Thanks again
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Joe Jenkins
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Username: Joe

Post Number: 297
Registered: 07-2006
Posted on Friday, May 23, 2008 - 01:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It is PA slate and it is nearing the end of its life. Have you considered reslating one section at a time over a period of the next few years?

The installation of new slate can run anywhere from $900.00 per square to several thousand per square, depending on a lot of factors, including the removal of the existing roofing as well as the location.
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Joe Lombardo
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Posted on Friday, May 23, 2008 - 09:05 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have 70 year old slate roof that needs work. There are a few small leaks right now that need to be fixed. It is a relativly small and simple roof probably only about 6 or 7 square (I estimate about 1140 slate). There are no gables or vallies.

So far I only got one estimate for repairs that included replacing about 90 slate, replacing the flashing around the chimney and vent, replacing the ridge slate and installing aluminum gutters. The estimate was 5000. And the guy I talked to said it may be more depending on how may slate break while they are on the roof. Since I don't know anything about slate I did some research found this website and got the Slate Roof Bible.

After doing some reading I am pretty sure I have PA slate. Here are some pictures...

http://www.bcpl.net/~jlombard/1.JPG
http://www.bcpl.net/~jlombard/2.JPG
http://www.bcpl.net/~jlombard/3.JPG
http://www.bcpl.net/~jlombard/4.JPG
http://www.bcpl.net/~jlombard/5.JPG

To me it looks like the condition of the roof slate is pretty bad. There are alot of cracked and delaminated slate, much more than 90.

I am going to get a few more estimates but my question is would it be better to just replace the entire roof with slate rather then just repair it? I am leaning towards full replacement.

My next question is how much on average does it cost per sq for slate installed? Somewhere I think I read it was around 1500 to 2000. But I guess this probably depends on location.

Thanks for any advice.

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