Post Number: 833
|Posted on Thursday, January 08, 2015 - 08:03 pm: ||
I'd definitely replace the valley.
Post Number: 69
|Posted on Friday, November 28, 2014 - 09:04 pm: ||
I've replaced valleys on slate roofs worse than that; as long as they are not ribbon slate!
Looks like you will need around 30-35 slate to do this one valley.
Post Number: 306
|Posted on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 12:53 pm: ||
It does look like black penn. Although the photo is a little confusing. The shimmer on the pullback photos makes me think it might be a hard variety. Monson or peach if so. I have seen both "flake" like that. I don't see the chalkiness or blue/ grey you would expect from black penn
Post Number: 1083
|Posted on Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 05:41 pm: ||
The very bottom slate on the valley picture looks like it is a Vermont slate, but the rest of them do look like they are the softer Pennsylvania slates. They do start to flake like that. If you can take one off and tap it to hear the "ring" that would tell you a lot! If it "thumps" when you tap it it is rotted and you might just as well take them off and replace them.
Post Number: 3
|Posted on Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 05:19 pm: ||
Sorry that first picture was so big. Here are a few others that show more of the roof.
Post Number: 2
|Posted on Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 05:13 pm: ||
My valleys have been leaking and I'm wondering if I have hard or soft slate. Purchased "The SR Bible" so I assume it's PA black and soft. Can someone confirm? Is this worth trying to remove slate, repair valley and reinstall slate or is it at end of life?
Thanks in advance for any help.