Slate Roof Installation – Points To Remember
Slates have been placed on roofs since the Roman times and they are still widely in use today even with the introduction of cheaper manmade alternatives.
One thing that hasn’t changed however is the level of skill needed to replace broken slates or install a full slate roof.
If you are planning a roofing project using slate the firstthing to do is ensure that your slate is stacked safely. This not only prevents accidents it also prevents discoloration if the slates are left out in the rain.
Before renewing slates or re-slating it is worth checking the existing insulation to make sure it is adequate. This will be even more important if you plan to rent out a property or live in it. Better insulation can reduce your fuel bills by up to 40% in some cases.
To make sure the property insulated properly check that enough ventilation space is available between the boarding you will nail your slates to. This will help in allowing air to circulate properly preventing problems with damp.
A slate roof is unlikely to give you many problems over the years but we recommend inspecting your roof at least twice a year to make sure there is no damage.