For many homeowners, when the time comes to replace their roof, it can be for a variety of reasons. This includes looking at roof installations vs repairs and deciding its more economical to replace the entire roof. Perhaps your roof has come to the end of its lifespan, you’re tired of paying for regular repairs, or your roof is starting to look outdated when compared to the rest of your property’s exterior. Whatever the reason for wanting a new roof, there are plenty of materials and designs to consider. One of the options rising in popularity throughout South London and Surrey homes is slate roofing. Here are a few of the benefits on offer when choosing this attractive material.

Why choose slate roofing for your property? If you're looking to replace your roof, here's everything you need to know about slate roofs. Includes their attractive features, thicknesses, textures & functional properties.Give Your Roof a Makeover

One of the easiest ways to update the look of your roof is to use slates rather than tiles. It’s a great way to give your roof an aesthetic makeover while benefiting from the enhanced function of high quality materials. Slates are loved for their grey and blueish-purple tones which create a stylish look which suits any period of property. It’s simple to create the look you want by combining different shades or opting for a uniform appearance across your roof. Ask for samples from your roofer to compare against the colour of your brickwork, as well as looking at images of slate work they’ve completed to see how your roof could look. You can also choose from various textures, shapes and sizes, making slate roofing one of the most versatile, beautiful designs available.

Highly Functional Slate Roofing

When you select the slates you want for your roof, you’ll find they come in a range of sizes. Each slate can be anything from a few millimetres deep to more substantial thicknesses. High quality slates will add value to your property, creating an insulating top layer for your home which is moisture resistant, strong and won’t get easily damaged. Not only will this reduce the costs of roofing repairs, but also the hassle and time spent contacting roofers. Slate also has longevity, meaning it won’t fade or deteriorate, unlike some lower quality roofing materials. With a long lifespan, slate is extremely weather resistant while being fully waterproof to protect your home from damage.

Looking for a reliable slate roofer?

Here at South Thames Roofing, we offer a selection of slate roof services. This includes expert repairs, installations and replacements. We have the experience and knowledge to talk you through your options, including the design you’d like and matching the size, hues and texture of the slates to your existing property. We’ll also break down the process for you so that you can understand what’s involved with re-slating a roof, the costs and provide a free, no-obligation quotation. We work across Surrey and South London, including homes in Clapham, Oxshott and Raynes Park. If you’d like to speak to our team about ideas you have for your new roof, get in touch.