02 June 2021

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Slate roofs have been a favourite in Scotland for centuries and the benefits of slate roofing tiles speak for themselves. The Glasgow area is full of period homes with these handsome grey tiles closely associated with vernacular style.

The timeless and high-quality material, slate offers a crisp look that can be used in traditional or modern designs.

Slate is seen as the perfect choice for planners because it’s both classic and beautiful. It also comes with many designs uses - from cladding to roofing materials.

Slate is a natural stone product that also has other benefits. The thickness and size of the tiles make them more versatile than asphalt, which means they can be used for any roofing need or difficulty.

Slate doesn't just have aesthetic advantages over its synthetic counterparts - because they're made from real materials like rock instead of petroleum-based products, slates offer many functional perks too.

For instance: while slate's durability in harsh weather conditions isn't as high as something like metal panels would provide you with (in contrast to simply being fried by hot temperatures), this unique material does boast some impressive qualities when paired with an insulated underlayment system.

It’s a no-brainer: Investing in slate roof tiles is worth the investment for their longevity and fire resistance. Manufactured with high-quality materials, they are completely safe from any potential fires while also being durable enough to last centuries!

If you want your roofs protected without worrying about how much it may cost you down the line, then this product fits your needs better than ever before.


All the S&D workers involved in the project were very helpful and took the time to explain each stage plus they took the time to clean up at each stag…

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