The Benefits of Slate Roofing - by Premier Slate
Slate is over 300m years old, and a good slate roof will last your building over 130 years.
The art of slate roofing involves the laying of individual pieces of slate on the line of the roof pitch.
It is an ancient craft, which has lead to the evolution of working methods as the trade has been passed from father to son throughout the UK.
Aside from the natural good looks of a slate tile, there are many additional benefits to using slate as a roofing or flooring tile in your home or commercial project:
- A long lifespan
- Good fire protection
- Low maintenance
- Invulnerable to rot and insects
- Comes in a good selection of sizes and colours
Traditional slate roofs can seem expensive at the time but they are labour intensive, if a good quality slate is chosen and fixed with good quality accessories it should last well in to the next century, it then becomes very reasonable.
Premier Slate’s service allows it to supply and fix Eternite man made slates laid in the traditional way all fixed with copper nails and crampons, man made interlocking slate as well as terracotta interlocking roof tiles and.
Premier Slate also supplies and fixes the 10.5 x 6.5 plain tile terracotta shingle type roof tiles.
Premier slate can also supply the Bretona slate and Welsh Pehnryn slates.