3 Reasons Why a Slate Roof is So Popular

If you live in the UK, take note of the many roofs you see as you go about your day, and you’ll likely be surprised to see so many slate roofs when looking at houses. Slate is no newcomer to the roofing industry, indeed it has been the material of choice for a couple of hundred years, and despite the emerging composites, a slate roof still has a lot to offer the UK homeowner, and here are a few reasons why. 

  1. A Slate Roof Stand the Test of Time – Most roofing companies will issue a 25-year warranty on a slate roof they have built, which demonstrates their confidence in their product. Slate roofs do need a clean one a year, which removes moss, dirt and grime, and a power wash is all it takes to restore the roof to its original condition.
  1. Aesthetically Pleasing – There’s little that can beat the look of a new slate roof, and with a range of attractive shades and finishes, you can literally transform your property. Luckily, there are roofing contractors in Watford that specialise in slate roofing, and be careful, as not all roofers are qualified to work with slate. One thing is for sure; with a slate roof, you won’t have any roofing issues for many years, and with regular inspections, any minor issues can be promptly dealt with.
  1. Great Insulation – Slate is a good insulator, and what’s more, slate is fire resistant, which is yet another plus, and with a professional installation that includes the flashing, guttering, fascia and soffit, your roof will protect your home for many years to come.

Talk to a specialist roofer today and he will be happy to quote you for a slate roof.

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