How much should repairs to a slate roof cost?

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How much should repairs to a slate roof cost?
Slate shingles can come in different dimensions. (old slate roof background image by Stephen Orsillo from Fotolia.com)

The aesthetic appeal of a repaired slate roof can often outweigh the cost. Slate roofs are known for exceptional durability and can increase the value of any building or home. Indeed, "a good slate roof," according to BobVilla.com, can "easily last a hundred years or more."

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Slate is Expensive

Slate, in and of itself, is an expensive material. "Slate," according to BobVilla.com, "with its need for skilled and experienced craftsmen, could cost up to £650 a square." In addition, because of the weight of slate, "if you want to roof with slate... you will need the framing to match."

How much should repairs to a slate roof cost?
Repairing a slate roof requires a skilful hand. (slate image by BONNIE C. MARQUETTE from Fotolia.com)

Bottom Line

On average, repairs to a slate roof will cost in the area of £39 per square. More specifically, JenkinsSlate.com indicates that replacing just six to 12 tiles can cost around £276.2. No matter how you slice it, slate is pricey. An entirely new slate roof, according to CostHelper.com, "might cost £11,050 to £54,600" to install.

How much should repairs to a slate roof cost?
The expense of a slate roof can cost more than a house. (cash image by Alexey Klementiev from Fotolia.com)

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