Slate roofs are quite in demand in the market because of its aesthetic appeal, durability and the types available. The installation process is simple and it can last for centuries. Here’s take a look at the different slate roof and how it is going to change the entire appearance of your house.
Standard– These tiles have standard length and width with square-cut butts. The standard slate roofs are laid evenly and placed horizontally by carefully aligning the vertical joints.
Patterned– Various shapes and colours can be introduced to make the slates look a bit different than the standard ones. From floral to geometric patterns, words, names or dates, you can get a myriad range of slate patterns for your roof.
Random width– If you want to give an interesting look to your house roof, you can opt for slates with random width. In this category of slates, the length and thickness remain the same but the width varies. Joint alignments are not maintained to make it look more attractive.
Multicoloured– It is quite normal to blend plenty of colours and create something magical. The mixture of various colours together gives a spectacular view of the roof. Though it is possible to achieve uniform size, people often choose random width installation. You can select any number of tiles you want to, but commonly, people stick to four. The unfading tones look brilliant with the semi-weathering colours, easing the transition.
Graduated length– When the quarries started producing slates on as available basis, the roofing contractors started installing the widest and longest slates modifying several other lengths in the surface. In this way, the shortest and narrowest slates were placed on the top, carrying the least water. A well laid-out roof shows no signs of break due to the various lengths used.
Graduated thickness– Three or four slates are incorporated into graduated length by keeping the thickest and largest at the eaves. Then, the rest slates are placed with decreasing length and thickness until the thinnest are put on the top.
Textural– The textural slate roof is created by mixing rougher surface texture and thickness. When the slates are installed, it overall depicts the varying thickness, lying next to each other, creating a fascinating pattern.
Hang down– This is yet another architectural variation that you can choose whilst embedding slates on the roof. Here, longer slates are randomly used with their heads placed higher or in the same course line. The additional length goes past the other slate’s butt line, which makes a hang-down appearance.
These are a few types of slates which you can choose for your roof. However, make sure that you hire a professional roofing contractor like The Slate Roofing Company who has immense knowledge on slates, the structure and the variations. With these aforementioned styles, pick one that you like the most!. To know more about the installation and charges, feel free to get in touch with us. We will help you with the best solution no matter what your current roof situation is.