roof tiling

Welcome To S.C. Roofing & Cladding

Tiles & Slates

Car Ports and Lean-to's

Our Services

  • Inspection of the Roof Structure, Structural Timbers, Tiles / Slates.
  • Replacement of Damaged Tiles / Slates, Ridge Tiles, Battens and Waterproof Membrane.
  • Complete Roof Renewal.
  • Free Impartial and Professional advice.
  • All Waste materials removed from site.
  • All Work and Materials Fully Guaranteed.
  • North Wales, Flintshire, Deeside, Chester & Wirral Areas.

Tiled & Slated Roofs

Slated or Tiled roofs tend to all suffer from a number of common problems; Cracked or broken tiles or slates and damaged or missing ridge tiles. Initially the waterproof membrane beneath the tile battens (not necessarily fitted for very old roofs) should prevent any water from entering the property, but this is dependent upon the membrane being intact and not having perished over time. If left unchecked, this ingress will start to rot the battens and eventually the roofing timbers. Repair of a roof in this condition is expensive and in many cases will not be covered by buildings insurance as failure to adequately maintain the roof structure may invalidate the policy.

With this in mind it is essential that any tile or slate damages are addressed as soon as possible!

General repairs and patching occur overtime with any roof structure regardless of the covering material. When regular patching begins to become a necessity, the roof is showing signs that it has probably reached the end of it's life and it may be advisable to consider a complete roof recover.

If you have any doubts as to the condition of your roof, please get in touch and we'll happily give you a full no-nonsense assessment.

Tiles & Slates

( For an indepth look at Tiles and Slates. The availability & choices, sizes and generally all things Tiles & Slates. Please visit the Matthew Charlton Slate website )

Concrete tiles are relatively inexpensive and highly resistant to all weather conditions. Their main vulnerability is to impact damage which can shatter or break them. They also absorb heat during the day and release it quickly at night, which helps to prevent the accumulation of ice in the winter and in conjunction with loft insulation, helps maintain a consistent temperature within a property. Depending upon the materials, manufacturer and severity of the weather cycles, cement tiles can last for 40-50 years, becoming progressively more porous over time.

Clay tiles are approximately 30% more expensive than concrete tiles, but their ability to greatly enhance the appearance of property can make the extra cost an investment. A better insulator than concrete and able to retain their colour for a much greater period, a clay tile can easily last for a 100 years.

Slate is expensive, but can produce an aesthetically beautiful roof. Damaged slates should be replaced with slate,but in cases where this is impractical or uneconomical, damaged slates can be replaced with less expensive simulated slate.

If you have any questions please get in touch.