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Joe F 04-30-2009 03:11 PM

Synthetic slate
 
I'm probably going to be roof shoping in the not to distant future. Approximately how much more should I plan on for a product like Symphony or DaVinci slate compared to an architechtural shingle? 20%, 40%, 2X?

johnk 04-30-2009 09:32 PM

Probably around 8-10 times the cost.:eek:

johnk 04-30-2009 09:38 PM

Material on the last one I did was $8 a sq ft.So $800 a 100 sq ft compared to shingles at $55-60 a 100 sq ft.So I was way off,around14.5 times the cost for material :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

johnnyboy 04-30-2009 10:05 PM

something tells me he'll no longer be getting a slate roof.

johnk 04-30-2009 10:10 PM

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Originally Posted by johnnyboy (Post 267879)
something tells me he'll no longer be getting a slate roof.

LOL,no unless he has alot of money.

Joe F 05-01-2009 08:12 AM

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Originally Posted by johnnyboy (Post 267879)
something tells me he'll no longer be getting a slate roof.

Wow, no kidding. That was an easy decision :eek:.

If the "fake" stuff is that much more than decent shingles, how much is real slate?

Dale Chomechko 05-01-2009 09:06 AM

Synthetics are expensive
 
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Originally Posted by Joe F (Post 267693)
I'm probably going to be roof shoping in the not to distant future. Approximately how much more should I plan on for a product like Symphony or DaVinci slate compared to an architechtural shingle? 20%, 40%, 2X?

Our company has been installing synthetics for about 5 years, Roof Roc(no longer availlable), Davinci, Inspire.
New construction on an easy pitch $9.50 sq ft
Conversion from cedar $11.50 sq ft
Steep pitches as much as $14.50 sq ft if they are cut up
Basically 300 - 400% more than asphalt
Most synthetics are plastics & I would hesitatate to put them on in hot climates. The more moderate the climate, the less chance of warping.
The manufacturers say the don't but they are plastic.
The exception may be Inspire with 50% limestone & molded with a substantial curve.
All of the current products seem to perform well in my climate (British Columbia)
Fire Free was a product with wood fibre in it that I think has gone by the wayside. I have never put it on & I have not yet seen it last more than 8-10 years.
Dale Comechko
DC Roofing Inc

silence xu 05-02-2009 03:27 PM

if you buy the slates from china ,it will cut a lot of pay for you.but cost you 15-25days to wait the products.

Dale Chomechko 05-04-2009 10:12 AM

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Originally Posted by silence xu (Post 268431)
if you buy the slates from china ,it will cut a lot of pay for you.but cost you 15-25days to wait the products.

True Slate is lot little less expensive, only half the material is needed because their polyethelyne underlayment is the second course.
They have a unique hanger system as well
Dale Chomechko
DC Roofing Inc

silence xu 05-04-2009 09:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Dale Chomechko (Post 269210)
True Slate is lot little less expensive, only half the material is needed because their polyethelyne underlayment is the second course.
They have a unique hanger system as well
Dale Chomechko
DC Roofing Inc

Dale, i want talk to you about some questions of slate,and what is your e-mail address?i'll send an e-mail to you ,or we can chat in msn
my msn address is call0323@hotmail.com


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