Does your slate roof seem to need continual repairs?
If your roof seems to continually have slipping slates and leaks – even not long after it was repaired – it may be time to consider having a full slate roof restoration.
Providing your slates are of a good quality your roof can simply be stripped and relaid. Ending once and for all the constant need for repairs.
Why do my slates keep slipping out of place?
Your roof slates are slipping and moving due to corrosion of their fixing nails. You need to bear in mind that these nails are now 100+ years old.
The nails always rust through at the point where they protrude from the batten underneath the slates. Once this happens there is nothing to keep them in place.
How exactly we restore your slate roof.
When we inspect your roof we will tell you if your slates are suitable for a restoration.
There is no point in restoring your roof if the slates are nearing the end of their functional life or there is just too many broken, split or damaged slates on your roof.
If there are too many damaged slates or they are soft you’re better off re-roofing with new or reclaimed good quality slates.
The process for restoring your slate roof.
- One side at a time the slates are stripped completely from the roof and stacked on the battens.
- Any broken, cracked,soft or defective slates are discarded.
- The battens are inspected and any defective ones are replaced.
- The slates are then relaid using new slate nails.
- Reclaimed slates matching as close as possible the originals are sourced and laid to make up any shortfall.
- As the sides are relaid new valleys, gutters and flashings are installed in with the slates.
- All debris is removed during and at completion of job.
What you can expect from your restored slate roof
New slate nails will stop any more slates slipping.
The removal of any damaged slates and the renewal of all associated roof flashings will ensure no more leaking.
Your restored slate roof will now be fully watertight and maintenance free for many years.