Being a product of nature, a slate roof will continue to add to the look and feel of a building. Slate is very suitable as a roofing material as once it is laid and laid properly, it will require very little maintenance.
However at times things happen unexpectedly and you may need slate roof repairs.
Repairing slate roofs require that any replacement tiles are exactly the same size as the broken tile. This is essential so that the existing roofs’ shade and texture are matched and no blemishes are shown.
As well as matching the size, the colour needs to be matched although this is harder than it sounds. Slate colour depends on a variety of factors and can differ significantly depending on the area it came from.
Careful preparation into any slate roof repair will result in a successful repair and happy house owners. Time taken to prepare, source and obtain the correct materials, all will contribute to a successful repair.
Slate roofing is known for its durability and long life span (some estimates are 100 years) and it certainly looks great. It is imperative that any repairs are addressed immediately as to maintain such a great investment.
As always we recommend contacting your roofing professional if you have any concerns with your roof. Our team is always happy to come inspect your roof and provide you with advice.