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Benefits of a Slate Roof

There are endless choices when it comes to materials for your roofs but slate is a material which is often overlooked because people don’t know about the endless benefits that it possesses. This blog should help you learn more about this material to hopefully answer any questions you may have.

What Does Slate Look Like?

Slate comes in a range of styles, colours and patterns. Slate can come in a smooth design or a much rougher finish and the colours vary widely. Whether you are looking for colourful greens and purples or more basic greys and blacks, slate can offer it all.

How long does slate last?

This roofing material is millions of years old as it is essentially a homogenous metamorphic rock composed of clay or volcanic ash. This material is extremely durable and can last for at least 75 to 100 years on your roof. However, it is important that you don’t put anything on top of your roofs such as sealant or paint because it can weaken it, causing the slate to age prematurely.

What Are The Benefits?

This is the kind of roof that only needs to be put up once in a lifetime so you will never need to worry about it breaking, other roofs such as shingles may need to be replaced 2 or 3 times during that time.

As well as this, a slate roof can also increase the resale value of your home due to its long-lasting, stunning appearance and durability. This material is also low maintenance as it is mould & frost resistant as well as also being fire resistant to provide safety to the home.

The Price of Slate?

Slate is definitely not a cheap product but it is worth investing in. This material could be two or three times the price of shingles but you get much higher quality, less maintenance and a more appealing roof.

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If you are looking for a new roof whether it is slate or not, contact our team and we would be happy to help. Call us on 0116 2760 201 or fill out our online contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.