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What is the main difference between tiles and slates?
If your budget can stretch to natural slating, it is a luxurious touch to your home and is great for maintaining the character of period or traditional homes. The longevity and durability of the material means that you needn’t worry about having to replace your roof, and repairs can be tackled by professionals quickly. However, if you are in need of more modern looking roofing solution, the colour and design choice of tiles may be much more suitable to your requirements.
Slates are available in 3 varieties: natural, artificial and zinc. Natural slates are made from a fine-grained metamorphic rock that can be split into thin layers, and are the most resistant variety. Whilst this makes them more expensive, they offer an authentic and pleasing aesthetic solution for traditional style homes.
Often found on upscale homes, natural slating offers a very long lifespan, good fire protection and an invulnerability to rot or insect damage, all of which ensures a very low-maintenance roofing solution.
Tiles are produced from either concrete or clay and are available in a wide range of designs and colours, which makes them more suited to modern houses than slates. Whether you choose concrete or clay tiles, the tiles will have a life expectancy of 50 years and will be of equal durability and resistance.
Concrete tiles are available in plain or interlocking fittings and are usually bigger than clay, which makes them easier to install, however, for roofing with skylights or lots of chimneys, smaller tiles are needed to fit around the structures better, so clay will be used.
The flatter the tiles are, the quicker and easier the installation process will be, however you do have the option to layer up the fittings to increase weather protection – at an inflated cost.
What our Clients say
FULL NEW ROOF
“needed a whole new roof done they done a grate job prices very good and finished the job quicker then expected I would use kens roofing again and would recommend to anyone thanks boys”
– by tasha2k16
Full new roof and velux window fitted
“Thank you very much I’m Over the moon with my new roof and velux window it looks fab, and what a lovely bunch of lads very well mannered and all hard working to a very high standard I now have the bestest looking roof in my street. I have already recommended Ken and his team to a few of my friends and would also recommend him to anyone wanting a new roof thanks lads I’m a very happy customer :)”
– by Juliem100
Professional Roofing Services in Newcastle upon Tyne
experienced roofing company
With over 12 years’ experience in roofing and property improvement services, you can be sure of our quality work. All of our work comes with 10 year guarantee, unmatched workmanship and, you can rest assured, with 24 hour call out if needed.
Keeping you informed, every step of the way
As your local roofer in Newcastle upon Tyne, we will always advise you of the best option to suit your personal requirements and provide step-by-step progress reports to ensure you are kept up to date with how the work is developing.
Committed and dedicated tradesman
Our dedicated team of tradesmen are qualified and trained to work confidently and safely within any environment and make great efforts to achieve high standards of workmanship.
As a team, we are committed to providing you with a dependable and consistent level of support for all your roofing needs and requirements.
Our tradesmen are fully trained with City & Guilds qualifications and equipped with a range of high quality tools, ready to undertake any roofing project, small or large.
On time, on message, on budget
We work towards completing each project on time and within budget so you can rest assured that your roofing needs will be in very safe and reliable hands.
Professional, polite and proactive
We always start with a personal touch and follow on with a surveying service which identifies the issues or problem, we offer a range of surveying services to suit.
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