Slate and tiling
Preston Roofing Services – Slate and Tiling
As the number one roofing services in Preston, we are highly experienced in working with all kinds of roofs. Whether your property requires a complete roof replacement, or simply roof maintenance services for missing tiles etc, we can help. There are many materials that you can choose from with varying properties that will assist you with your needs. We are happy to discuss with you your options and will help you to make an educated decision on what you want for your home.
Using slate as the material for your roofing is an incredibly environmentally friendly way to roof your home. Made entirely of natural slate, our tiles are sourced ethically and locally, close to home. With proper installation done by professionals (such as us!), using slate will minimize how regularly you need to renew your roof, increasing the numbers from 20-30 years for other materials, all the way to 100 years when using slate! Incredibly waterproof and long lasting, slate is an excellent option to use for your roofing.
Artificial slate is a type of roofing that appears to be slate but is in fact made up of plastics and rubber. It is a cheaper option to natural slate and is extremely versatile. They are durable, long lasting and do well in the weather. It can be sourced in a variety of aesthetics, sizes and price points. Although relatively new to the market, there are many opinions on using natural slate or artificial slate and our experts will be happy to assist you on going through these. Considering many factors such as your style of roof, budget, and longevity desired they will be able to provide thorough and unbiased advice to you.
Zinc is incredibly effective in its ability to keep away corrosion. Because of this attribute zinc slate is extremely resistant to weather and time, leaving it durable, effective and efficient for long lasting results. There are several different aesthetics that you can choose from as the zinc element is a coating added to the slate. It is also a very eco-friendly option for roofing as it requires less energy to be produced than other materials, as well as being complexly recyclable. This is because it is produced from recycled materials taken from demolished or re-roofed buildings.
Alternatives to tiling options
Alongside your tiling roofing options you have some other options consider. Single ply roofing is a synthetic roofing material that is essentially a flat, lightweight sheet. They are incredibly waterproof and low cost. They can be installed quickly and safely and depending on your priorities are an option to consider as an alternative to slate and tiling. With an extremely different aesthetic you need to consider the kind of look you are going for, as well the question of longevity, budget and maintenance costs. Our team understand that these are big decisions to make so will be happy to go over your options, and we want you to take your time, making the right decision for you in the long run