Slate is a durable material that’s been used to build roofs for over 70 years. It comes in three varieties - natural, artificial and zinc - and offers an authentic and beautiful roofing solution, especially for traditional style homes.
Now, tiles have been created with similar properties that make them almost as hardwearing and long-lasting. These are produced from either concrete or clay and are more suited to modern houses, as they’re available in an array of styles and colours.
Both of these are popular options for roofing today. And there are plenty of fantastic reasons why:
Did you know that slate roofs can last up to 150 years, and a tile roof can do so for 50 to 70 years? This is impressive, considering the usual lifespan of a roof is 20 to 30 Years.
LONG TERM VALUE This durability means that despite requiring a slightly larger initial investment, a slate or tile roof will always prove greater value in the long term.
APPEARANCE Slate is mainly grey in colour but available in a variety of shades, textures and patterns, while tile comes in a wide range of designs and colours. We also offer several different facing methods for each, to suit any roof. That means your roof will be as stunning as it is sturdy.
PROTECTION & ENVIRONMENT Not only is slate and tile roofing one of the most fire-resistant options that exists, but it also has environmental benefits. In fact, natural slate creates the lowest environmental impact and carbon footprint of all roofing materials.