At Regency Roofing we are happy to discuss the best option for your property. For example, do you want it to blend in with the surrounding houses or stand out from the crowd?
There are many reasons to opt for a slate or tiled roof, and to help you decide we have compiled a handy guide.
Slate vs tile
The basic difference between slates and tiles is that one is a natural product and one is manufactured.
Used across Kent for centuries, slates are quarried, conveying a very traditional feel, and while clay or concrete tiles are constructed in a factory, they nevertheless offer an authentic finish thanks to their rich rust colour which often blends in with local brickwork.
Tell me more about slate roofs
Slate is an ideal roofing material for a number of reasons:
It can be cut into fine layers that can be overlaid to form a weatherproof structure.
It is naturally water and fire resistant.
It performs well against extremes of sun and ice.
It also has a very long lifespan – which, depending on the slates used, can last between 50 and 150 years. You can also spruce up your slate roof should it become tired or lacklustre as tiles can be individually cleaned, repaired or replaced – saving you the cost of a whole new roof.
At Regency Roofing we are happy to talk to you about the many benefits of a slate roof. Just give us a call on 01689 822866 to find out more.
Tell me more about tiled roofs
For customers across Orpington and the wider Kent county, tiled roofs have long proved popular. Available in a range of shades, clay and concrete tiles are very adaptable and can easily be matched to new and existing brick or stone work.
Like its slate counterparts, tiled roofs are relatively easy to maintain. They offer a bright, appealing finish and should have a lifespan of between 30 and 100 years, depending on conditions and upkeep.
Made from clay or concrete, the tiles are incredibly durable, breathable and fire resistant. They can also be recycled and add to the energy efficiency of your home, saving you money in the long term.
Tile and slate replacement
At Regency Roofing we work hard to protect and sustain your roof, which is why we offer a bespoke tile and slate care and repair service.
Wherever it is possible we will replace and repair tiles or slates to bring your roof back to its best. We understand what a financial commitment fitting a whole new roof is, so we go the extra mile to make sure your existing roof lasts a lifetime.
Regular check-ups and routine service
Just like other parts of your home, your roof benefits from regular checks and maintenance.
At Regency Roofing, no job is too big or too small and we are happy to provide a range of services to ensure your roof remains in good order.
For example, checking your gutters are working properly can save you time and money in the long term, as can replacing the odd broken tile before it has the chance to let water in and cause further damage.
Here to help
Our Orpington-based team is on call from 8am-5pm and a member of our friendly staff is always ready to help no matter what your roofing request.
Why not give us a call today to find out how we can help keep a roof over your head. Contact us now for a FREE, no-obligation quote on: 01689 822866.
Regency Roofing specialises in new slate roofs, tile roofs and flat roofs, as well as offering a comprehensive soffit, fascia and gutter care and repairs service. Our Orpington-based team of roofers are highly skilled and are available from, Monday – Saturday. For homes across Beckenham, Bromley, Chislehurst, Hayes, Keston, Petts Wood, Orpington and Sevenoaks.