From the Forum – Did you Lose Money in Mt. Pleasant? and Any experiences replacing slate?

by Prince Of Petworth June 11, 2014 at 2:10 pm 10 Comments

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Did you lose $$$?

“I found some money in a card on Mount Pleasant this past Saturday (5/31). If you think it’s yours, reply here. I’ll need details to know it’s actually yours.”

Any experiences replacing slate?

“We own a typical row house in Columbia Heights and recently lost 3 slate tiles off the front of our roof in one of the storms. We only have slate on the front portion – the rest is a typical tarred flat roof.

We had a guy out today to give us an estimate and he suggested we not bother replacing them with original slate tiles because of the cost to cut them and then replace them and any others which might be loose. He suggested we go with a cheaper synthetic alternative. We have been in our house almost 10 years and are planning another 10 at least so would like to preserve the character. Plus slate can last 100 years. Anyone with experience replacing slate tiles? Good companies to recommend? Anything to look out for?”

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