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Stone Slate Roofing: A Short Explanation

Stone slate roofing is a popular choice for many homeowners in Sheffield. Be it rural houses situated in the Peak District or urban apartments in the city centre, stone roofs can make your property stand out from the crowd. In fact, those who invest in stone slate roofing systems stand to boost the attractiveness and durability of their properties – both big advantages in terms of kerb appeal and the long-term health of the property. Let’s have a look at some commonly asked questions about this unique roofing material.

What is stone roofing?

Stone slates are roofing materials obtained from stone deposits in the earth. The deposits are formed in a way which allows the stone to split into thin sheets along the bedding planes, resulting in effective stone roofing tiles. The stones, which are generally cut from sandstones or limestones, split easily and produce a smooth finish. This means they can be bedded upon one another to form a new stone tile roof.

How long do stone roofs last?

A well-maintained stone roof can last over 100 years. Due to the durability and weight of the slates, they tend to hold up incredibly well in the face of high winds and torrential rain. And, the slates have the power to stand up to the sun’s fading effects too. In fact, it’s fair to say that stone slates are the Superman of roofing materials.

What are the advantages of roofing with slate?

Aside from their ability to keep your house dry for a century or more, roofing with slate offers many advantages. Not least is the boost in attractiveness to your property. Slate roofs have been used to stunning effect for centuries in the UK. And because each and every stone tile is unique, no stone roof will ever look quite the same. Whether it’s an urban property or a country cottage, the addition of a stone roof will give your house a stunning rustic feel which is bound to turn heads. 

How much does a stone roof cost?

Stone slate roofs tend to be more expensive than tiles. But due to their durability and resistance to weather, stone roofs can save you money in the long run. The team members at Dalton Roofing are all fully trained slate roofers with lots of experience in crafting stone roofing materials. So, get in touch to let us build you a stunning stone roof which looks as good as it performs.


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