Slate roofing used to be the norm for most houses and there was a thriving trade built up around it, with roofers being considered skilled craftsman.

However, with the onset of modern manufacturing nowadays you will more likely see mass manufactured roof tiles. These are a perfectly practical and cost effective roofing solution that is ideal for many homes. However, there is no denying that they lack some of the character and, dare we say it, soul, that slate can offer.

As well as this character slate offers a whole host of practical benefits too. Here is a short list of just a few of those.

1. Appearance – The most obvious advantage of a slate roof is its appearance. A slate roof will instantly add a level of class to any home. As slate is a natural material each slate will look different which gives a textured appearance. There are also many different types of slate available, so there is a huge array of shades and tones to choose from, from blues to browns and purples. It will also age beautifully.

2. Longevity – Slate is simply one of the best roofing materials available. A properly installed slate roof will last upwards of 100 years, giving incredible value for money.

3. Durability – As slate is a natural stone it has fantastic physical properties. As it is incredibly dense it is naturally waterproof. It is also very resistant to temperature change, so it will not distort in summer or winter. Slate is resistant to mould and fungus which makes it incredibly maintenance free.

4. Adds value to home – The benefits of slate are well known, so having a slate roof installed onto your property will automatically add value to it.

DPR roofs have been installing slate roofs since we began in 1989. This means we have over 27 years’ experience installing roofs in the Yorkshire area. Our engineers are amongst the best around, so you can rest assured that your slate roof will be installed to the highest standard. To find out more just give us a call on 0113 335 0043.