Slate Roofing Services in Darwen
While your property’s roof is high above you and easy to forget about, it is very important to check and maintain your roofing area all year round. A slate roof should last a lifetime without difficult or time-consuming maintenance on your part but over time, British weather will inflict cyclical damage especially after autumn & winter storms. To maintain your property’s splendour and traditional character Stephen Walmsley Building & Roofing Contractors offer an excellent maintenance and repair service for slate roofing in Darwen.
The History of Slate Roofing in the UK
Slate roofing has a long history in the UK, first appearing in the early 1600’s. By the late 1800’s slate was becoming the preferred material for roofing. Slate roofs often sit atop historic buildings in historic sections of a city. Slate colour varies depending on the region, but the most common types are Scottish (Ballachulish and Easdale), Welsh, Westmorland, & Cornish Delabole. Attributes of slate that make it an effective roofing material include – waterproof, durable, fireproof and low maintenance. In addition, slate is so durable that a slate roof typically lasts for 100+ years with regular careful maintenance. Man Made slate roofing is popular and may be more appealing to some property owners depending on each owners budgetary restrictions.
Slate Roofing Maintenance Darwen
Some aspects of slate roof maintenance are no different from the way you would maintain any roof. Clean your gutters twice each year to make sure they stay free of obstructions. Our guttering page provides additional information on guttering repairs. Avoid walking on the slate roof if at all possible as additional weight may crack or dislodge roof tiles.
Slate Roof Repairs Darwen
If you notice areas of your slate roof that appear broken or cracked, call Stephen Walmsley Building & Roofing Contractors as quickly as possible to assess the problems. It is important not to allow water to seep under the slate roof or additional problems could occur from water damage and get slates repaired immediately.
If your roof develops issues, these problems can quickly progress to the point where they have a serious impact on your entire property – externally and internally. With basic preventative maintenance, you should be able to keep your slate roof attractive and in good repair for many years. In fact, properly maintained slate roofing in Darwen may outlast many owners! Learn more about our services or contact our team today.