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129tony 12-11-2011 06:20 PM

Slate roof sealing
 
what is the best epoxy coating for slate pitched roofs

joecaption 12-11-2011 06:36 PM

Slate roofs do not use a sealer. If it's leaking there's something wrong.

OldNBroken 12-12-2011 12:25 AM

Oh I kinda shuttered just reading that question. :whistling2: :whistling2:

tinner666 12-12-2011 06:41 AM

Putting any sealer on a slate roof raises the cost of any repairs exponentially.
Since slate are replaced and charged by the piece, one broken slate where the homeowner slaps some cement on the opening, will cause 5 to 7 slate to need to be replaced, not the one. Jobs that would cost $300.-$500. will often exceed $2,000.00 if the home owner decides to use cement or anything else, including coating in a DIY effort.
If you want to go the DIY route, buy a roll of .019 Black/Brown aluminum and cut slate sized pieces from it and and slip the pieces under and over the broken slate to make temporary repairs. Then, when a professional comes to make the permanent repairs, the cost will not increase.
Conversely, if you go ahead and put enough goop on the roof, a once permanent roof will need to be replaced, most likely with a shingle roof that will have to be replaced every 10-20 years.
And the cement/sealer, will fail right from the start.


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