Slate Roof Repairs
Across Scotland, slate roofs are a common sight. They’ve been used for centuries and are the standard material used on period buildings of historic stature. The reason for this is because they are the longest lasting. Slate is a natural material that’s weather resistant, fireproof and it’s extremely low maintenance. It’s not maintenance free though so standard practice of roof care is essential to maintain its longevity and sturdiness.
With the right attention, a slate roof can last beyond 100 years, depending on the type of slate. In between times though, some slate tiles may become dislodged, crack or chip.
If you need any type of slate roof repair in Glasgow, call us a call on: 0141 530 7943
Flashing Repairs on Slate Roofs
A more common problem on slate roofs is the deterioration of the flashing. We can supply and fit a range of lead flashing and gullies or other weather-resistant materials to prolong the lifespan of your roof and protect your property.
Quality Slate Stone Roof Repairs
As slate is a natural stone and often single slates need repaired rather a full or partial roof repair, it’s imperative to replace broken or damaged slate roof tiles on a like-for-like basis to maintain the aesthetics and functionality of your roof.
At K Russell Roofing, we source the highest quality natural slate stone tiles to match your existing roof, maintaining its appearance and professionally fit replacement slate tiles. We take care to use the right equipment for the job to minimise contact on the roof too. Often is the case with slate shingles, damage occurs by roofing contractors walking on slate tiles, which can cause them to dislodge or damage them when trying to get to a hard-to-reach part of the roof.
Slate Roof Maintenance
Slate roofs are the longest lasting of all types of roofing materials, however, they do benefit from periodic roof inspections every 5 to 7 years to maintain the sturdiness. That being said, after a stormy winter or a season of heavy snowfall in Glasgow, roofers can provide an extremely beneficial survey service and make any minor roof repairs either to the slates to make sure they’re securely fixed in position, and/or maintain the guttering and fascia’s to ensure there’s no excess stress on the roof.
Blending Old with New Slate
On partial roof repairs requiring replacement slate tiles, we take care to replace like-for-like to make sure your roof maintains its aesthetic kerbside appeal with matching slate tiles across your roof. We can source natural slate, fibre cement clay slates or the cheaper alternative to natural slate is the man-made variety of clay roof tiles that provide the same stunning aesthetics as natural slate, but cost less. An added advantage of man-made slate is the tiles are larger, so they’re faster to install. For a re-roof project, man-made slate will have the lower cost both for supply and professional installation of a slate roof in Glasgow.
For slate roof repairs, or inquiries for having a new replacement roof fitted, get in contact with K Russell Roofing