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Slate Affair Inc.
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Username: Slate_man

Post Number: 287
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 - 06:02 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well, one you should post a picture, of the roof. Like Kurtis said all roof are alittle different. As a slate roofer to see the condition of the roof will help in the correct feed back on this issue.
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Kurtis Hord
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Username: Kwhord

Post Number: 107
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Monday, October 27, 2008 - 08:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If they are just replacing field or ridge it should be no problem. If they have to do a lot of work with a slate ripper, old PA black slates are pretty hard to work on without breaking.

It's hard to say, but Penn black is really inconsistent so depending on a lot of factors; they could be walking into a timebomb. They are right to protect themselves if it's an older roof. If you trust the contractor; to make it fair for both parties you could ask them to bid fixed as if it were a hard-variety stone, and then write a change order for any time they lose fixing breaks. Most of the Penn. Black roofs I look at are in very bad shape. I usually recommend temporary patching with aluminum bibs as needed to keep it dry while the owners save for a new roof.
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Ron
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Username: Ron158

Post Number: 1
Registered: 10-2008
Posted on Monday, October 27, 2008 - 05:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Question:

~7% of nearly 4,100 slate tiles were damaged as a result of a windstorm. The tiles are pen-black and still relatively smooth. The contractor to replace the damage tiles is arguing for a reparibility factor of 3:1 to include in their estimate. Is this reasonable, for tile removal and replacement? Are there any industry standard repairibilty factors for the different types of slate?

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