Slate Roofing

slate-roofing-07Slating is a popular method of waterproofing pitched roofs and vertical roofing surfaces for the commercial and public market. With a vast choice of man-made roofing slates, and natural roofing slates, the individual is assured of a roof finish to suit specific needs.

Combined with the latest breathable membranes and accessories including dry-fix methods, roof ventilation, roof insulation and so forth, a complete slate roof system can be installed to the highest standards expected.

Ross Clark Roofing, Ayrshire, select the highest quality roofing slates from around the world to ensure our customers receive nothing but the best for their slate roofing requirements.

All our roofing slates are purchased on your behalf pre-holed therefore reducing additional labour and slate wastage on site.

Benefits of good natural slate

  • A good quality natural slate has a variety of benefits, both to the end user and the contractor:
  • Waterproof and fireproof.
  • Resistant to weather extremes.
  • Energy efficient.
  • Quality slate has no equal in durability and aesthetics.
  • Environmentally friendly.

Potential problems with a lower classed natural slate

  • The slate can oxidise and discolour and can leave stains running down the roof.
  • The slate can erode and develop holes.
  • The colour may fade.
  • The strength of the slate may not be able to withstand strong winds.
  • The top layer of the slate may delaminate.
  • Moss can grow, which penetrates and damages the slate.
  • All these effects lead to continued maintenance and in some cases a complete re-roof.

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