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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 10:10 am    Post subject: Finding a Slate Contractor Reply with quote

Landon Anderson wrote:
> How can I find a reliable and preferably local contractor to replace my
> slate roof in the Quarter in this unsettled time?
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> Landon Anderson
> 712 Barracks
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Landon:

I understand the difficulty and will help as I can. Please contact Alice-Anne or Larry at:

Lary P. Hesdorffer
Director, Vieux Carre Commisson
334 Royal Street, Second Floor
New Orleans, LA 70130
lhesdorffer@cityofno.com

They will give you the new slate guidelines. If they cannot give you a contractors listing, one strategy is to put up a temporary roof now to protect your building, then in a year, or two or five, there will be less pressure on the good contractors and they will be able to do your roof. Hopefully it would be easier to find a contractor who could do a good job on the temporary roofing. The guidelines have recommendations for temporary roofing.


John
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:08 pm    Post subject: New Slate Guidelines Reply with quote

Here are the newly revised Slate Guidelines:

Note An online map that shows color ratings in the French Quarter can be found at:

https://secure.cityofno.com/portal.aspx?portal=59&tabid=19

Vieux Carre Roofing Policy
Revised 1/17/2006

EXISTING MATERIALS
A. All existing slate roofs must be replaced with slate of the same quality, color and size of the existing roof.
B. All existing clay tile and existing standing seam metal roofs must be replaced in the same method and quality as the existing roof material.

ROOFING REPLACEMENT MATERIALS
A. Existing slate roofs on all purple and blue rated buildings shall be maintained or replaced with slate of traditional shingle size installations.
B. With the exception of existing slate roofs, roofing for green and pink rated buildings may be replaced with any slate or cement, slate-type shingles.
C. With the exception of existing slate roofs, roofing for yellow, orange and brown rated buildings may be replaced with any slate or any of the simulated slate-type shingles, cement or otherwise.
D. All clay tiles shall be maintained or replaced with comparable clay tiles.
E. Pitched roofs without slate or tile:
1. On all roofs composed of materials other than slate or tile, replacement materials shall be at least comparable quality to the material replaced, with no building receiving a roof of lesser quality. Green and pink rated buildings shall receive no roof of lower rank than cement, slate-type shingles. Yellow, orange and brown rated buildings shall receive no roof of lower rank than non-cement, synthetic slate-type shingles (Lamarite), unless there is evidence that the original roof was composed of a material other than those permitted.
2. Allowed roofing materials are as follows:
Slate
Slate 2.0
Clay tile
Cement, slate-type shingles (Slate Select or Fire Free Naturals)
Non-cement, synthetic slate-type shingles (Lamarite)
Standing seam copper
Standing seam painted galvanized metal

F. Flat roofs:
Gravel or smooth surface built-up or single-ply roofing is only appropriate for some commercial buildings. Replacement of pitched roofs with flat roofs is strongly discouraged. No torch-down applications will be allowed.

QUALIFICATIONS
A. The materials recommended meet the requirements of the VCC at the time of approval for aesthetics and mechanical strength.
B. This policy may not in any way be considered to be an endorsement or recommendation for the use of any particular commercial product.
C. The VCC reserves the right to reject synthetic roofing materials deemed at any point in time [AAK note: i.e., previously] to have been an appropriate substitution for synthetic materials.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could always request some estimates from sites such as 'reliable remodeler' or 'angies list' just to name a couple.
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