Roof surprise

We decided to go ahead and patch some holes in the slate roof on one of the dormers. It was the next biggest leak and that is the order we have been tackling them. The three red circles on the first picture are where the holes appeared to be. The second picture is how much slate we had to take off before we found some good slates. If you look close, you will see they are all gone. It isn’t supposed to rain tomorrow so we will be able to get some synthetic felt on before it does.

9 thoughts on “Roof surprise

  1. Carrie Myers March 29, 2021 / 19:29

    Oh my! Not much “good” there, huh?

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    • moorelandhouse March 29, 2021 / 19:43

      Nope. This part of the roof had been wet so long it turned all the slates to mush. They still looked solid… but they weren’t.


  2. Shelley March 29, 2021 / 19:49

    Caught a glimpse of Frank on the roof today. Now I know why. That is a lot of slate to replace.

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    • moorelandhouse March 29, 2021 / 20:12

      Yeah, we were hoping it was just going to need a few slates to patch. Nope.


  3. dmartin941 March 30, 2021 / 01:04

    It is unbelievable how much damage occurred to this house in such a short time! My son has property in Kentucky, and he says the winters can be extreme, sometimes.

    Do you think this could have been the reason?

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    • moorelandhouse March 30, 2021 / 05:59

      We have found that wherever there is a small leak in the slate roof, the adjoining slates start to decompose from the constant moisture. There were multiple small leaks in this area and it kept the entire thing moist evidently. When patches were done over the years, they were not done properly. It wasn’t just over the time that the house was vacant.


      • yahwehshealingheart March 30, 2021 / 16:35

        Just as an FYI dmartin 941 Is my husband. We both have been following this property about the same amount of time and we love what you guys are doing! We thank God for you two. Keep up the good work and don’t fall through those old roof LOL


  4. Essie Carol Collins March 30, 2021 / 14:29

    After all the problems you all have found, I am amazed that this house hasn’t fallen down.

    Liked by 1 person

    • moorelandhouse March 30, 2021 / 15:39

      We have commented many times about how we are surprised it was still standing. We don’t think it would have lasted another year.


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