Tiling and Slating
Don’t underestimate the importance of tile and slate roofing. An expertly tiled roof will improve the appearance of your house or commercial property as well as increasing its value. A slate or tiled roof not only looks attractive but will extend the life of your property for many years to come.
There are a wide range of tiles to choose from which include clay, concrete, artificial and fibre cement tiles. We stock both plain and interlocking tiles which are durable and require minimal maintenance.
Slate is a popular form of roof covering and there are a variety of styles to choose from which include Welsh slate, Brazilian Grey Black Slate and Spanish Slate.
Colours range from a solid colour such as grey, black and dark red through to more colourful varieties.
Slating is a more complex and time consuming job than tiling as each individual slate has to be placed into its correct position and secured with two nails.
This is something to take into account when considering whether to have a tiled or slate roof. A slate roof is more expensive due to the skill and expertise required and the cost of the slate itself. Plus it needs to be kept to a high standard.
A slate roof looks attractive and adds a great deal to a house or commercial property but this has to be maintained. Any problems such as a cracked slate must be dealt with as soon as possible in order to preserve this and to prevent damp from accessing the roof timbers.
Plus it is cheaper to repair or replace a single slate than the entire roof.
Not sure whether to have tiles or slates? Contact us for advice about choosing the right tile or slate for you.