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Neanderthal Tracks

(and examples of how to erase them from your slate roof)


[Also see: How to tell if your contractor is a Neanderthal.]

Neanderthal Tracks (and examples of how to erase them from your slate roof)

The slate roofs above are, well, what can we say?
A picture is worth a thousand words.


Below is a valley on a home that has been tarred not only in the valley, but also on the adjacent slates - an incredibly dumb thing to do. The tar dams the water so it runs under the slates and into the building. The valley, of course, leaked. The photos also show the valley removed on this Vermont "sea green" slate roof in western PA. We replaced the valley with copper (below).

Neanderthal Tracks (and examples of how to erase them from your slate roof)


Below are some photos of typical Neanderthal repairwork. Face-nailed slates, tarred slates, wrong color (type) of slate, wrong shape of slates, etc. There is absolutely no excuse for this sort of ugly and incompetent work.

Neanderthal Tracks (and examples of how to erase them from your slate roof)Neanderthal Tracks (and examples of how to erase them from your slate roof)Neanderthal Tracks (and examples of how to erase them from your slate roof)


Chimneys are popular targets of Neanderthals and you will see all sorts of abuse done to them. The photos below show typical situations that we run into day in and day out, along with a couple of photos of our repairs.

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The above chimney on a residence in western PA, sea green slate roof, reflashed with 16 ounce copper.


Erasing Neanderthal Tracks, before and after:

Neanderthal Tracks (and examples of how to erase them from your slate roof)

Below: Before and after.

Neanderthal Tracks (and examples of how to erase them from your slate roof)

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