Natural slate roof tiles are made from an age old material that is both beautiful and practical. It has stood the test of time as a material that has an exceptional lifespan.
In fact many of the slate roof restorations WT Roofing performs are re-nailing jobs where the slate is removed, cleaned and re-nailed as it’s actually the original nails that have worn out and not the slate.
The use of slate roofs dates back nearly 2000 years and in some cases there have been slate roofs removed from cathedrals after hundreds of years and reused!
Other reasons to have a slate roof
It’s not just about the longevity of a slate roof that makes it an attractive prospect.
Slate roofing is also an attractive material that adds style to your home, coming in many grains, textures and and colours.
A slate roof is naturally fireproof and waterproof. It’s also a low maintenance material that’s highly durable.
Slate roofing types
Slate roofing tiles are produced across the globe however slate roofing from Wales, Canada and Germany are particularly favoured. These are the slates WT Roofing uses. Being a natural material, each region’s slate roof tiles have unique properties both functionally and aesthetically. Price and longevity also varies from region to region.
WT Roofing can provide advise on what type will best suit your home based on the design of the home and what properties are important to you.
No matter what type you choose though, a slate roof will enhance the aesthetic of your home, serve you long with minimal maintenance and add value to the property.
If you have questions about slate roofing it’s recommended that you call Wayne during business hours. He will be able to talk you through the advantages of slate and help point you in the right direction. He can also arrange for a free quote.