How much does a slate roof cost?
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That depends . That depends on a lot of stuff. How big is the roof? What quality shingle -- assuming it's shingles -- are you going to replace it with, 20-year, 30-year, …or even better? Are you going to lay the new shingles right over the old or are going to rip up the old? If you tear up the old, what is the condition of the roof under the existing shingles? Does a lot of wood need to be replaced or repaired? Are you doing the work yourself or are you hiring a contractor?
Need to know how big the building is, and in what part of which country.
the nails rust.
It depends on the area and the quality of theproducts you have used.
The flashing fails. Got to www.traditionalroofing.com "What roof professionals need to know about slate roofs:.
Generally, stainless steel or copper nails are used to fasten slate shingles to the roof sheathing.
No one realy knows how much it cost.Probally $10-35.
Slate roofing has many advantages over roofing solution. It offers: 1. Most Economical 2. Highly durable 3. Attractive appearance 4. High water absorbent capacity 5. Withstand…ing ability w.r.t any weather condition.
\n. \n. \nThey expand and contract with the heat and the cold, which makes them chafe against each other and the fasteners that hold them. A little water may get under them …in a bad storm and then freeze, blowing off big flakes or snapping the corners that connect them to the roof structure. Just the natural effects of sun wind and rain have the same effects as they would on any stone. I believe that they're currently rated for 50 years but I've worked on buildings that were made in the 1850's that still had their original slate roofs. \nSo long as your installer or repairman knows what they're doing, It will outlast you and I both.
it cost one fifty if on sale at att it was 50!! dollars only
Go get three bids from licensed and bonded contractors. Location and economic factors (such as how busy they are) always come into play.. Slate floors put down in Las Vegas t…hree years ago are way more expensive than Seattle at the same time,. Means Cost estimating is a place to find cost and they are almost always low....
Slate which is a type of stone is used for the roof tiles instead of shingles. It splits in thin sheets and is nailed to the roof the same as regular asphalt shingles.
The best thing that should be under a roofing slate is all natural, hard, solid wood. when a slate roof is installed properly NO UNDERLAYMENT IS NECESSARY. however roofing fel…t is often used to waterproof the building during installation but is not a necessary component of a slate roof. there is not an underlayment in existence that will last even half the life of a properly installed natural slate roof. underlayments are not just a waste of money, many of them can actually decrease the strength and longevity of your slate roof. most roofers install underlayments under their slate roofs as a "back up plan" because they don't trust their workmanship. sticking to using only time tested materials and techniques is the best way to install anything and avoid taking unnecessary, unproven risks. 30# roofing felt is the best product to use under slate because it is thick enough to protect the building during installation and it still allows the roof to breathe. also never install a slate roof on a plywood deck. best case scenario would be raw, sawn, hard lumber at least 1" thick with at least 1" horizontal gaps between boards. i prefer a fresh or "green" oak or hickory installed "green" so it is still soft enough to accept slate nails but will soon after harden and give the best hold on the nail shanks. I've re-sheeted too many roofs to be ignorant enough to think plywood will hold nails securely for at least a hundred years. also in most places you can go directly to a saw mill and get ruff sawn lumber for about the same price as plywood. make sure you use good fasteners and hand nail yes the deck too.
Restate the question: What is the cost per square foot to install slate?
Slate roof are natural stone formations that splits very easily into thin sheets, which provide superior protection against rain and snow. They are also very resistant to wind…. However, they are occasionally damaged by large hail stones.
Maintaining a slate roof is very important to avoid your roof fromgetting damaged. To maintain the natural slate roofing can bebeautiful, it can be extremely heavy and expensi…ve. CertainTeedmanufactures various roofing shingles to replicate the look ofnatural slate roofing.