SLATE TILE REPAIRS - Roof slate tile repairs from John Brown Roofing
Your roof is exposed to the harshest of environments of any part of your house, contstantly dending off the ravishes of the sun, rain, wind, frost, snow, birds and moss to name but a few. So whilst the whole roof may last for many many years, individual tiles can become chiped or broken and need replacement to keep the roof sound.
Whilst inspecting your roof, you may notice a slipped tile, which could be due to a number of faults:
An individual failure of the slate which has caused the nibs which hold the tile to break off or the nail holes in the slate to break.
High winds have dislodged the slaate from the wooden batten it sits on
Corrosion of the nails which hold the slates in place. Nowadays copper or stainless steel nails are used but historically nails with lower corrosion resistance were used. Widespread failure of slate nails is know as ‘nail sickness’ and generally requires a full roof refurbishment. A sign of nail sickness is if the bottom edges of each row of slates are not in line with each other.
Rotting of the wooden lath (batten) which the slates are fixed on to.
Corrosion of the nails which fix the batten (lath) on to the joists.
Please contact me about a roof slate repair
John Brown Roofing will inspect your slates and diagnose the root cause of the problem, providing you with a no obligation quotation for any remedial work required to repair your roof slates. We carry out a wide range of slate repairs for customers in Fleet, Farnborough, Aldershot, Camberley, Bagshot, Frimley and all surrounding areas. Please complete the quick call back request form and we will get back to you as soon as we can to discuss your requirements.