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Pf1818 (Pf1818)
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Posted on Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 01:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Good afternoon y'all. Can you help me identify the type of slate shown here. House is from 1930 in Westchester, NY. Thanks for your help.Slate Photo 1
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John_chan (John_chan)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 08:45 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

John is right; it's Vermont unfading green. Someone used some weathering green and also some variegated purple for repairs. If it's 90 years old, it's probably time to replace the flashings, and you can take out the unsightly repairs at the same time.
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Slatenewbie (Slatenewbie)
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Posted on Monday, October 10, 2016 - 07:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Great, thanks again!
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Old_school (Old_school)
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Posted on Monday, October 10, 2016 - 06:53 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Some repairs done like you said, and it looks like they used a different type of slate. It is hard to determine because of the color of the picture, but it is definitely a different "tone" It is so steep that no water is going to get in, but it would still be a good idea to take it apart and fix it right in the future. As close as it is to the top and the ridge, you could take it all apart in the corner and put it back together with no clips or hooks. From what we can see, it looks like a good roof. amazing at 90 years old.
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Slatenewbie (Slatenewbie)
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Posted on Sunday, October 09, 2016 - 07:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thank you so much for the response! Here's a slightly closer picture I found. It looks like some of the slate has been replaced, but would love any additional comments you may have

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Old_school (Old_school)
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Posted on Sunday, October 09, 2016 - 03:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It looks like Vermont unfading green to me. That would make sense being in New York. It is steep enough that people haven't gotten on it much and that helps. Without closeup pictures it is hard to say, but the condition looks good.
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Slatenewbie (Slatenewbie)
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Posted on Saturday, October 08, 2016 - 04:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hello!

We're looking at purchasing a new home off the Hudson in New York. The home is about 90 years old and has a slate roof. Can you help us determine the type of slate used here? Would also welcome any comments on the condition. I know the pics aren't that close, apologies!

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