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kk1234 03-12-2012 02:45 AM

Best way to remove slate roofing
 
What is the best way to remove slate on my roof? It is not those separate pieces of slate but it is sort of like those concrete ones. It also has pebbles on top of the slate. I was wondering about how clean I have to remove it and what is the best way to do it?
Thank you:thumbup:

Windows on Wash 03-12-2012 05:49 PM

Pictures....would get you more replies and directed feedback.

kk1234 03-13-2012 04:22 PM

My roof is covered with snow at the moment so I've googled a roof similar to mine. My roof is sort of like the picture here:
http://scotthocking.com/images/03_ro...Marsh_2008.jpg
there are like sand and pebbles.
I plan on doing this myself

joecaption 03-13-2012 04:30 PM

Not a DIY job at all.
Your not going to have the equipmet, or the know how on that trype roof.

stuart45 03-13-2012 04:31 PM

That looks like a felt roof to me.

OldNBroken 03-13-2012 04:43 PM

So you have a tar and gravel built-up roof. (BUR) The gravel is just there to protect the actual roof from the environment. You confused me saying a slate roof.

Gotta agree with the others, yours is not very DIY friendly. What did you plan on replacing it with?

Windows on Wash 03-14-2012 08:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OldNBroken (Post 876857)
So you have a tar and gravel built-up roof. (BUR) The gravel is just there to protect the actual roof from the environment. You confused me saying a slate roof.

Gotta agree with the others, yours is not very DIY friendly. What did you plan on replacing it with?

+1

Not your average DIY project but can be done. I would suggest that you work with a roofer on this project though.

seeyou 03-14-2012 01:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OldNBroken (Post 876857)
So you have a tar and gravel built-up roof. (BUR) The gravel is just there to protect the actual roof from the environment. You confused me saying a slate roof.

Gotta agree with the others, yours is not very DIY friendly. What did you plan on replacing it with?


Especially if they're so uninformed they're using "slate" to refer to BUR.

kk1234 03-15-2012 02:13 AM

i'm going to replace it with a torch on

seeyou 03-15-2012 06:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kk1234 (Post 877946)
i'm going to replace it with a torch on

Also not the most DIY friendly choice.

How big is the roof in question?

BUR can be removed with a shingle tear-off tool, but it's pretty labor intensive, especially when covered with gravel.

Windows on Wash 03-15-2012 09:49 AM

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Originally Posted by seeyou (Post 877981)
Also not the most DIY friendly choice.

How big is the roof in question?

BUR can be removed with a shingle tear-off tool, but it's pretty labor intensive, especially when covered with gravel.

It is barely contractor friendly.

Please do not be attempting this roof on your own. You have a much higher than acceptable risk of burning your house down.

seeyou 03-15-2012 10:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Windows on Wash (Post 878086)
It is barely contractor friendly.

It's one of the few roofing operations we don't do. That and BUR.

OldNBroken 03-15-2012 10:12 AM

Even after 30 years of doing it I still get a bit antsy when I start a torchdown. This is about the only type of roofing that I will not give any DIY advice on. Odds are high the results will be one of two things. Either it will be installed incorrectly or, worse yet, you will burn the structure down.

rossfingal 03-15-2012 10:34 AM

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Originally Posted by OldNBroken (Post 878116)
Even after 30 years of doing it I still get a bit antsy when I start a torchdown. This is about the only type of roofing that I will not give any DIY advice on. Odds are high the results will be one of two things. Either it will be installed incorrectly or, worse yet, you will burn the structure down.

Yeah -
"Torch-down" is not a "DIY" project!!

rossfingal

(I've done them enough to know - danger! - "FIRE"!)

tinner666 03-15-2012 07:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OldNBroken (Post 878116)
Even after 30 years of doing it I still get a bit antsy when I start a torchdown. This is about the only type of roofing that I will not give any DIY advice on. Odds are high the results will be one of two things. Either it will be installed incorrectly or, worse yet, you will burn the structure down.

That's why I'm not offering any advice here either. Sorry.


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