We take on all aspects on slate roofing and related work around Worcester and surrounding Worcestershire area. We are one of the best known names in slate roofing Worcester.
A slate roof has long been a fixture of the UK landscape, especially in the country. Many people prefer the look of a slate roof over a roof tiled look.
Slate is particularly suitable as a roofing material as it has an extremely low water absorption index of less than 0.4%, making the material waterproof. In fact, this natural slate, which requires only minimal processing, has the lowest embodied energy of all the roofing materials.
Natural slate is used by building professionals as a result of its beauty and durability. Slate is incredibly durable and can last several hundred years, often with little or no maintenance. Its low water absorption makes it very resistant to frost damage and breakage due to freezing. Natural slate is also fire resistant and energy efficient.
Slate roof tiles are usually fixed either with nails, or with hooks as is common with some types of slate. In the UK, fixing is typically with double nails onto timber battens (England and Wales) or nailed directly onto timber sarking boards (Scotland and Northern Ireland). Nails were traditionally copper, although there are modern alloy and stainless steel alternatives. Both these methods, if used properly, provide a long-lasting weathertight roof.
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