People have been making use of Welsh slate for almost 2,000 years. The ancient Romans got hold of it first, using it to roof forts, the most famous of which is Segontium near modern-day Caernarfon. By the 19th century, slate became North Wales' main export. The prized slate from the region was shipped all over the world. Due to its proximity, Welsh slate was the most common slate used in the UK in the 19th century. A slate steeped in so much history promises quality, you could do far worse than opt for Welsh roofing slate.
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People often refer to Welsh slate as the most durable form of slate in the world. If you choose Welsh slate for your roof, you look to get decades, possibly even 100 years, of service from it. You'll find that this kind of slate is normally removed from a building after 100 years. However, this isn't because the quality of the slates has reduced. Instead the timbers holding up the slates have worn out. In these cases, Welsh slate is re-used. There are cases where Welsh slate has been removed after 400 years only to be re-used again. If you have any concerns about the durability of second hand slate, reclaimed Welsh slate will surely dispel those.
This longevity and durability will save you money. Getting a Welsh slate roof installed means you'll barely have to make any repairs or changes, if at all. It could be quite a sad thought getting a roof that could outlast you, but at least it's one more worry off your mind.
As well as being incredibly hardy, Welsh slate is also very easy to take care of. It's resistant to mould and fungus, so you can rest assured it will look good as new for a long time. Slate absorbs very little water, so is the perfect roofing material. It will ensure your home stays dry from the threat of rain above. This also means that it's resistant to breaking as a result of freezing. Barely any water gets in, so colder temperatures don't faze it.
Furthermore, Welsh slates make an attractive choice for any home. Installing a slate roof on a home raises its curb appeal and will increase the value. So whether you're working on your own home, or a customer's, you'll make it worth more with the introduction of Welsh slate. You also open yourself up to different colour options. You're able to get Welsh blue slate, red, green and more.
At Solway Slate and Tile all of our slate is compliant with European standards bearing A1, T1 and S1 marks.
Why not do as the Romans did and make your roof out of Welsh slate? At Solway Slate and Tile we have over 100 years' combined experience in roofing. This means that we're more than capable of advising you on the best choice of roof tile for your project.
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