Answers To Some Common Questions About Slate Tiles
Slate has been used on roofs for centuries because it has all the qualities needed to withstand whatever the weather throws at it. It also happens to look good too but is slate right for your house and if so what type? These are just some of the questions we’ll provide answers to below.
Is my house strong enough to take the weight of slate?
Before installing a slate roof you should get a structural assessment which would normally be the case anyway with such a major project.
How long can I expect my slate roof to last?
A well-maintained slate roof can last for more than 100 years. Even reclaimed slate will last far longer than cheaper alternative roofing materials.
Can I get slate to match my homes paint?
Yes, slate will come in all sorts of natural shades with grey being the most common. This means it will go well with most paint colours.
Is slate eco-friendly?
If you buy your slate new then you do have the transportation and extraction costs to consider. These can often be weighed against the length of time your slate will last which is often more then 100 years. Buy reclaimed slate and the impact on the environment will be minimal and far better than using alternative roofing materials.