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Not any old slate will do and not any old “roofer” can do a great job.
Slating is one of the oldest traditional trades that is still around today but it takes knowledge, skill and experience to carry it off. This is a craft that not just any “roofer” can master. But we have.
Whether your slate roof belongs to the Scotch, Welsh, Spanish or Westmorland quarries, you’re in luck because we’ve got it covered.
With a slated roof, especially in older buildings, before any replacement or repair work is carried out it is vital to establish if your building is Listed or falls within a conservation area. If so, permission will need to be sought from your local planning authority before any works commence. It is vital you make these checks in advance as in some cases ‘like for like’ only materials can be used. Don’t worry, help is at hand, we can assist you with the planning process and even speak with your local authority on your behalf.
Once this is established the material options you will then have will be clear. Quality Scotch slate can at times be scarce and alternatives may have to be used but again there are restrictions on suitable alternatives, but you don’t need to worry, we can help you with this making fixing your roof easy and stress free.
Other factors that determine the slate type to be used is the actual roof structure and pitch, certain sized slates are suited to certain pitches, this allows for the correct cover to protect your home.
With the extreme weather in Scotland it’s important that you choose a slate that can stand the test of time. A slate that will meet the tough guidelines and tests for absorption, appearance and carbon content should be used. Those that don’t should not make it onto your roof.
Finally, once you’ve chosen the perfect slate for your roof it’s vital that they are fixed correctly. Here at Rooftec (Scotland) Ltd we’ve over 25 years in the roofing trade and we know how to get it right. We always use fixing methods which meet British Standards code of practice BSI 5534-2014 so you can be sure we will make your new slate roof outlive you.
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Whether you have a roof leak, broken roof tiles, a slipped slate, blocked or leaking gutters or require a full new roof system you have come to the right place, we have the specialist knowledge to find a solution to your roofing problem.
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