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 Post subject: Replacing a roof
PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:36 am 
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Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Can anyone recommend a roofing company
that does good work for a reasonable price?
We need a slate roof replaced with asphalt
shingles.

Does anyone have experience with replacing
missing tiles on a slate roof? Is this a good
temporary solution that will last for a few
years, or pointless because
other tiles will fall out, creating new leaks?

Thank you,
Emilie


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 Post subject: Re: Replacing a roof
PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:58 am 
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Emilie,

Depending on the condition of the rest of the slate tiles, replacing a few loose or missing ones could add many years to your roof. I would have an expert in slate evaluate the condition of the rest of the roof,get an idea of how long the repair will prolong the life of the roof and weigh the costs to replace it with asphalt shingles. Getting a true slate expert is key in dealing with a slate roof as someone inexperienced could do more damage by cracking the good tiles. We have used Radvansky and Sons for years. Give them a call at 724-335-2685.

Sincerely,

Mark Fichtner, Managing Member
Penn Pioneer Enterprises LLC
412-380-2600 Office
724-744-1777 Office
724-744-0440 Fax
mailto:info@pennpioneer.com
http://www.pennpioneer.com/


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 Post subject: Re: Replacing a roof
PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:05 pm 
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We found a roofing company to replace the roof (as recommended by an
RR member).

They are recommending
the large diamond shape concrete shingles, instead of regular smaller
rectangle ones, because they are more durable and have a 35 yr manufacturer's
warranty, instead of a 20 yr for the small shingles.

The price difference is just $300.

Are the diamond shaped shingles actually better and more durable, or are
they about the same?


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 Post subject: Re: Replacing a roof
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:05 pm 
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The diamond shaped shingles (architectural shingles) look nicer and last longer. I've had them put on 4 of my properties.


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