|Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 01:29 pm: ||
I've learned many interesting things about slate roofs on this website. We are currently in the process of buying a house in upstate NY (Albany area). Its a 66 year old house with a slate roof - so it must be the original roof. We are having a building inspection done in a few days, which is when we will get a (hopefully) professional opinion on the state of the roof. Is there anything in particular that we should look for at inspection time? Based on the age of the house and its location, is there some liklihood of the slate being of any particular type? Regarding home insurance, the companies I talked to seemed very concerned that this is an "old" roof and did not seem to understand that if its a slate roof, the definition of "old" is quite different that for asphalt. Is this a common complaint? Thanks very much for any input!