Author: Will

Slate Roofing

Contact our specialist installers to discuss your Slate Roofing projects. Noad Roofing Ltd are experienced installers of Slate roofs’, most commonly natural slate across the beautiful City of Bath.¬†

 

There are many unique types of Roofing Slate, just a few:

 

Natural Slate

Fine grained foliated natural slate easily splits into thin slab, making it an attractive roofing product. Homeowner and architects value Natural slate as it comes in many colours and textures, and when well maintained, provides fire, pest and moisture resistance. High cost of materials and installation can deter from using natural slate and other type of roofing slate may then be explored.

Fibre Cement Slate

Manufacturers use sand, cellulose fibres and cement to produce this type of slate. A A cheaper alternative to natural slate in a variety of colours and formats. Fibre cement slates are water, fire and insect resistant.

Concrete slate

A cheaper alternative to natural slate manufactured with cement, sand, water and oxide. Energy efficient, permitting air to circulate under and through the roof, decreasing heat transfer. When installed professionally can withstand severe weather and impact for a life span of 50 years. Requires routine inspection and maintenance.

Composite slate

Lightweight, do not require additional structural support. Durable against UV rays, moisture, foot traffic, temperature shifts and impact. Limited breaking, cracking, denting and shrinking, less maintenance and repair costs. An elegant, beautiful colour for its lifetime.

Bituminous Slate

Manufactured using bitumen. For homeowners looking for an inexpensive way to achieve a slate design.  Bituminous slate will overtime dimmish its integrity and life span through exposure to wind, rain and changing temperature.

Felt roof covering

The majority of roof structures are underlaid with felt as a second line defence in the event of water ingress. The felt channels the water down the felt and into the gutters in the event it gets under the tiles.

Over years where edges are exposed the felt begins to perish and will require replacement, usually at the bottom layer (felt bottoms).

Overtime you will find the entire covering is beginning to degrade and breakdown, particular in those older properties with bituminous felt.

Patch repair? Whist patch repairs might provide a temporary solution this is unlikely to fix your ongoing issues and is likely to be an expensive means to an end, considering the majority of properties will require scaffolding to be erected to carry out such repairs each time.

If this repair is not carried out, then your roof timbers could be at risk of rot and decay.

Our specialists can carry out a roof survey to advise on the quality of your felt covering and whether any imminent action is likely to be required.