Everyone knows how attractive and sought after a natural slate roof is, but not everyone understands the real benefits there are to investing in a real slate roof. Slate roofing is a more expensive option to other roofing alternatives which can understandably put a lot of potential customers off, therefore it's so important to get clued up on the material beforehand and investigate other alternatives beforehand. As even though an option may be cheaper, you may find that it's not as hard wearing and it will need to be replaced in a much shorter time span. So before you take the plunge into purchasing your roofing tiles, here are some of the top reasons for why you should use slate tiles for your roof.

Long Lasting

As we mentioned, even though slate tiles are more of an investment this definitely pays its dividends over time. Slate has been used at least since Roman times, and has an incredibly long life, of at least 100 years. If you plan on staying in your home, it's an investment you'll only need to make once, and it will at least double of what other roofing materials can offer you.


Slate has such a long life because it is incredibly watertight and durable. New regulations also now mean that newly quarried slate must be fire and frost proof, an extra comfort for you in your home. Furthermore, slate will not be affected by fungus or mould that can cause waterproofing issues further down the line, and expensive maintenance repair jobs.


There's no doubt that slate tiles will help you to achieve that natural look that will enhance the style and architecture of almost all homes. Slate is also available in a series of styles and colours so you'll always be able to find something that meets your specifications, and most importantly suits your home. Whether the tiles have been on your roof for a month or a year, you'll find that they still maintain their 'good as new' image.

Environmentally Friendly

Slate's longevity means that is is an incredibly environmentally friendly roofing choice as it reduces roofing waste opposed to those roofs that have to get replaced every 10-20 years. Construction waste accounts for 5% of all landfill space, so by investing in slate tiles you can ensure you're doing something good for the environment too!

There are many reasons why you should choose slate tiles for your roof over anything else, with the above being the key selling points for slate tiles. With a much longer life expectancy, durability and aesthetic appeal to other alternatives, it's a fail safe choice that it well worth the investment! To keep up to date with our blogs in the future make sure you're following us on: FacebookTwitter and Google +.


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