Slate Roof Repair

A slate roof can last in excess of 100 years, making it one of the most durable types of roof systems you can install on your home or building.

Maintenance and timely repairs are key to making the most of a slate roof however, and a broken slate can often lead to internal moisture very quickly (especially on older properties).

The correct method of replacing slates on an existing roof, is to use lead or copper clips, sometimes called tingles. The nails that secure each slate to its timber batten are hidden beneath the slates in the course above, and it is not possible to lift these in order to hammer-in fresh nails. So a narrow lead or copper strip is nailed to the batten; the slate is slid into place; and the end of the strip is bent up under the bottom edge of the slate to hold it in place.

As professional slaters, we will source, cut, repair and install – and also offer regular maintenance packages for slate roofs.

If you have a slate roof in need of repair, please give us a call or fill in our contact form now.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you do insurance work/repairs?

Yes – we’ve worked with all major house insurers and are happy to undertake this type of work.

Do you supply written quotations?

Detailed written quotations are supplied and agreed before work commences.

Do you do structural work?

Yes – all aspects of roof repair, from the roof truss makeup to the slate/tiles/felt on the roof.

How long will it take?

Factors include, the condition of the existing roof, its age and its size. Some repairs can be completed in a day, others take much longer depending on the complexity of the job – we’ll do our best to give you an estimate before the job starts, but please bear in mind a lot of the work is weather dependent!

Do you guarantee your work?

Yes – all the work is guaranteed (parts and labour) – the length of the guarantee depends on the roofing material you choose, as each has a different expected lifespan:
12 years for felt roofs
15 year guarantee for tiled roofs
20 years for slate roofs
(Please note we don’t include storm damage in our guarantee)

Can you match my existing roof tiles/felt/slate?

Yes – we can match almost any existing roof material.
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