Slates – Does Size Matter?

There are certain things in life where size matters and that includes slate. Slate can come in all sorts of sizes and choosing the right size for your project is one of the most important things you can do.

One thing to keep in mind when selecting your slate is the bigger it is, the more expensive it is likely to be. Smaller slate while cheaper can come with some hidden extra costs, however, so depending on the scale of your project it is wise to consider the amount of time you have to do the job and the cost of extra materials. Even so it may turn out that smaller slates offer better value for money.

Whichever size slate you choose, it will certainly enhance the look of your roof and it is a material that is both natural and unique. While there will be some uniformity in the appearance of individual slates, they will never be exactly the same.

The skill in roofing lies in sorting through slates to ensure they are not only in good condition free from cracks and deformities but that they also match up.

If your aim is to have your roof looking completely uniform and free from small differences in the appearance of tiles, then slate might not be the best choice. If it’s character you want then slate is one of the best roofing materials you can buy.

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