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|Posted on Thursday, July 05, 2018 - 10:46 pm: ||
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|Posted on Saturday, October 27, 2007 - 11:55 pm: ||
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|Posted on Wednesday, August 14, 2002 - 07:05 pm: ||
I'm going to replace my existing roof... i'm not sure how old the slates are. However a roofing contractor has adviced me to replace the whole roof with tiles as they are cheaper than replacing with slates! he also said that what ever slates are left he will help me to sell on to a dealer, and then give me the money.
What i want to know are, the differences in slate and tiles, is it worth the extra money for slates (he said approx twice the cost), how much is one slate compared to tiles?
cheers for any responses
|Posted on Thursday, August 15, 2002 - 12:27 pm: ||
He's probably talking about fake tiles. New tiles are not half the cost of new slate - they are comparable in cost. Not to put too fine a point on it, but any intelligent homeowner will get exact dollar figures from the contractor before making a final decision. Only then will you know what the costs are. How much *exactly* are the tiles per square, and how much *exactly* are the slates per square? Are the tiles natural clay tiles or some fake material? You should also get your own independent cost information. *Don't* take your contractor's word for it. Sources of both slate and tile are listed on this web site. Call and get prices.
|Posted on Thursday, August 15, 2002 - 02:21 pm: ||
I find it curious that your roofing contractor is telling you, on the one hand that your slate roof must be replaced, yet he/she feels that there is salvage value.
How well do you know this contractor? I have seen this scenario played out on a number of occasions:
1) Roofing Contractor strips the roof and sells the slate pocketing a percentage of the sale.
2) Roofing Contractor puts on a new roof using material that is more favorable to his/her profit margin and expertise (or lack of).
3) Roofing Contractor makes out like a bandit. Homeowner loses Slate Roof which is replaced with an inferior product.
You must do what you're comfortable doing, but you would not believe the BS that has crossed my desk over the years such as:
- The homeowner who was told. "We have to repair your purple slate roof with green slate because thay no longer make purple slate."
- The Roofing Contractor who ordered 40 squares of slate and asked me if the starter course went all the way around the roof (including up the gable end).
- The Roofing Contractor who ordered 60 squares and asked me if there was "some kind of book or something that tells you how to put this SH_T on..."
- The Slater who took over a job where the previous "Roofing Contractor" had STARTED at the ridge.
It's all about trust...
|Posted on Friday, August 16, 2002 - 11:49 am: ||
Everybody who is involved with slate or owns a slate roof should read what Slateguy says (above). I also have seen the same or similar scenarios played out many, many, many times. Most roofing contractors do not know what they are talking about with regard to slate roofs. For example, a few days ago I inspected a huge roof in St. Louis (200,000 square feet, five stories high). Although the roof is 120 years old, the slate is in *perfect* condition, like the day it was put on (it's a high grade Peach Bottom slate). The owner has already been told (by roofing contractors) that the roof must be replaced and has already been given a proposal to take the slate off and install asphalt shingles, to the tune of ten million dollars! In the meantime, the two leaks in the roof are due to holes in two valleys - easily repaired by replacing the valleys. I can give you example after example of this sort of thing.