Slate Repairs

Imitation Slate

 

Labor, not material, is the greatest cost when it comes to installing a roof. Imitation slate may be a cheaper product, but real slate can be quite cost efficient in the long run.

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As experienced slaters, we haven’t seen any good long-term warrantees attached to imitation slate. Some manufacturers offer small warrantees for the product itself, but on closer inspection, they usually don’t cover the cost of repairs and installation.

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If you look closely at this historic reproduction, you will see shingles beginning to lift up and curl. There’s also discoloration, even though the roof is only a couple of years old. It’s not surprising, then, that the roof here is made of brand new vulcanized rubber imitation slate.

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