3 Signs It’s Time To Replace You’re Slate Roof

Spotting the signs before big problems start to show is essential. Water damage is a tell-tale sign that something is wrong but catching the signs before you start to see damp will save you a lot of time and money.

Mould And Moss

Is there mould and moss growing on your roof? This is a sign your slates may need to be replaced. The mould and moss could force the tiles apart, creating gaps that let in water and causing damage to your roof, and your home.  Be sure to check for signs of rotting, moss and mildew growing, if there is an excessive amount it may be time to check your roof.

Damaged Flashing

Flashing prevents water entering your roof, but if your flashing becomes damaged by weather and oxidation, it will need replacing. Loose flashing is also a common problem, this can cause water to seep into the walls and ceilings and cause extensive damage to your home. Catching this early can prevent the damage to affect your home.

Debris In The Gutters

Your slates are protected with a sand like topcoat to help stop deteriorating. If you start to find excessive amounts sand like granules and asphalt shingles in your gutter and it has caused damage to occur, your slates may need repairing or replacing.

A few loose granules are normal, however if you find excessive amounts to be falling into your gutters, this may be a warning sign that your slates are worn.  

The protective coating tends to come off if there are significant changes to the atmosphere, long exposure to bad weather which will cause the Asphalt to become weak.

If you check your roof and notice these signs, its time to start looking to replace your slate roof.

At Premium Slates UK, we aim to continually add premium quality products at competitive prices, and strive for excellent customer service. We will always go the extra mile in making sure you’re happy throughout the whole process, whether you’re a first-time builder, doing a conversion or a professional contractor. If you want to find out more about our natural welsh slates, get in touch with us by emailing hello@premiumslatesuk.com or

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