Slate roofs look beautiful on both period and modern properties, but like any part of the house these roofs require ongoing maintenance and repairs when they are worn down by weather damage or subject to unusual weather conditions.
Broken tiles or hail damage are easily repaired and replaced. We have a range of suppliers throughout the South East who we consult when choosing a material to ensure that your slate roof repair blends in with the rest of your roof. When working on a repair, we also check for the source of the problem to see whether there is a bigger issue with the roof, or if it’s just a single instance of a tile breaking or expected wear and tear.
Occasionally, slate roofs are damaged because the underlying timber structure has begun to rot sags or can no longer support the weight of the slate. In these instances, you will need to replace the structure and then re-tile the roof. If caught in time, it may be possible to re-use the original tiles on your roof with a few replacements to retain the look and feel of your home and reduce the costs since you will not need to purchase replacements.
All experts will recommend that you examine your roof twice a year to check or any damage and catch any problems before they develop. It’s also a good idea to check your roof after heavy storms or hail to see whether any tiles have been damaged or dislodged. If you find a problem before it has caused a leak, you can save a lot of money on repairs.