|Posted on Friday, January 19, 2007 - 12:46 pm: ||
Yes, you need to know exactly what type of metal they intend to use and what gauge and it should all be written into the contract. What width is the metal stock? What will the exposure of the valley be?
Also, if it's a repair or restoration job, then new slates probably won't match the roof - they should be using salvaged slates. The underlayment is unnecessary, athough if they're inexperienced with valley replacement it could take them longer than a day to replace the valley, in which case underlayment will be necessary.
What does reseal mean? Does that mean caulk?
|Posted on Friday, January 19, 2007 - 12:12 am: ||
Just received a repair proposal/quote from a "slate roof" contractor in Allentown, PA for my house built in '56.
- removing the materials from the roof valley above my front porch
- installing "WeatherWatch" shingle underlayment
- install a new valley (they don't list the material they plan to use)
- install new slate
- reseal all snow catchers, peaks, pipes and chimney
I will continue looking through the Slate Roof Bible and the threads on this board, but I already have a number of questions for these guys!
After reading about your "ice and water" recommendations or lack thereof, I am assuming that "WeatherWatch shingle underlayment" is a no-no.
I'm also thinking I must clarify what they intend to use for the valley and what their idea of "sealing" snow catchers, etc. is.
Your reaction, please?