Slate roofs are beautiful to look at, extremely long lasting and a requirement for many a listed building, even used in preference when the nearest slate quarry was hundreds of miles away. As expert slate roofing contractors we’re delighted to take on any and all slate roof installations and repairs, both domestic and commercial, right across Lancashire. We’re experts at fitting and repairing slate roofs. You might have a property roofed with grey slate that needs repair, a green slate masterpiece or a purple slate work of art. You might need a slate roof installation for a brand new building featuring imported slate. Whatever your needs, we’re here with common sense help and advice.
installation is a specialist job, so make sure you choose a firm that’s experienced in slate roofing. Slate roofs can last literally hundreds of years. Slate is fireproof, waterproof and completely natural – in fact it’s super-heated and pressurised ancient mud from river estuaries, dense and smooth. Poor quality slate – which is more like mudstone – can flake, crack and slip, leaving unprotected gaps for the weather to get in and making tiles vulnerable to more damage in icy weather. As with all roofs, a heavy slate roof requires a very firm and solid roof deck specially built for the purpose. And you need to think carefully about which nails, flashing you use. Not to worry – we know what’s what!