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laurenjohn 03-09-2012 03:17 AM

Slate Roofing
 
I want to repair roof of my house.I heard that slate roofing is good.How it will be effective and whether it is long lasting or not.So what is the suggestion about the slate roofing?

oh'mike 03-09-2012 05:47 AM

Slate roofs are expected to give 200 years of service----

Easily the best roof available---the price reflects that quality. Use Welsh slate if available.

seeyou 03-09-2012 07:27 AM

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Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 873922)
Slate roofs are expected to give 200 years of service----

Easily the best roof available---the price reflects that quality. Use Welsh slate if available.


Some slate will last that long or longer. Some slate is 60 years tops. PA slate (which is used a lot in my area) lasts 60-80 years. Monson and Buckingham are a lot longer lasting. There are others. Slate from different regions has different appearances. Also, roof slope and structural integrity can determine whether slate is a proper roof material for your building.

Daniel Holzman 03-09-2012 07:45 AM

Slate is a wonderful roofing material, with a few unfortunate issues. First, it is expensive to install. Second, it is heavy, and not all roofs can support it. Third, it is slippery as all get up, so you are not going to be walking about on that roof unless it is near flat. Slate installation is for professionals only in my opinion, not a good DIY option.

oh'mike 03-09-2012 08:15 PM

I wish I could have put a slate roof on my house 20 some years ago---I wouldn't be wondering if I can still climb a 12/12 and survive it:laughing:

OldNBroken 03-11-2012 01:08 AM

So the key to being a good slater is carrying a slate ripper? :thumbup:
Guess you can teach this old dog new tricks.

Windows on Wash 03-11-2012 03:08 PM

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Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 874418)
I wish I could have put a slate roof on my house 20 some years ago---I wouldn't be wondering if I can still climb a 12/12 and survive it:laughing:

This works...

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mathewross 03-13-2012 11:37 PM

Slate has been used for centuries as a roofing material to provide decades of reliable service. It is not uncommon for a slate roof to last in excess of 100 years! There are basically two methods typically used to install slate roof tile, traditional and hybrid.


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