Slate Roofing

One of the oldest building materials, slate is a metamorphic rock made up of clay or volcanic ash. Its characteristics allow extensive use on floors, walls, facades and especially on tile roofs.

Slate is one of the most classy and elegant selections for roof coverage. You can choose from a wide range of colours in different combinations that will not only match but also enhance the aesthetic appearance and style of any building.

You will be surprised how much your property will be transformed after your slate roof installation is completed.

In addition to its natural beauty, slate tiles are more durable, waterproof, require less maintenance and have less fungus formation when compared to other roofing materials.

Benefits of Slate Roofing:

  • Durable with high longevity

As a natural stone, slate is more durable than any man-made material. This feature, considered essential for roofing, is justified by high mechanical resistance, including the ability to resist acids and to prevent fungal growth. Also, it can withstand all kind of bad weather due to being formed by minerals. As far as its longevity, few roofing materials can compete with slate. A high-quality slate roof can easily last over 100 years, which is at least double of what most roofing materials can offer.

  • Fire and wind resistant

Slate is among the tiling materials that have higher resistance to fire and wind. In places of high winds, such as in slopes or mountain regions, experts recommend the use of slate tiles.

  • Stunning appearance

On top of all this, one of the significant benefits of using this type of roofing material is its appearance. A slate roof will give a distinctive touch of timeless beauty and classy appeal to your home. Available in a multitude of natural slate colours and textures, the possibilities are endless.

  • Low maintenance and energy efficient

The choice of slate is also convenient because it is very energy efficient. Thanks to its high insulation capacity you can enjoy lower energy costs. Being fire and wind resistant, waterproof as well as not being affected by fungus and mould makes natural slate roofs practically maintenance free.

We at C&S Roofing are specialists in the installation and repair of new or existing slate roofs.

Call today on (01) 456 8601 for a free quotation.