Saturday 16 March 2013

Not all roofers are slaters

Not all Blackpool roofers are slaters so you really shouldn’t let a general builder have a go at slating you wouldn’t hire a pianist to play the drums would you?

Slating is a hard skill to master

I started my roofing life at the age of 15 with a team of slaters and it was nearly two years before I was even allowed to actually lay any slates
Having first to master cutting slates, setting out and battening
I had to lean all the gauges for different sized slates and different roof pitches
I had to learn how to correctly do valleys and set out eaves and toppers
I had to learn how to correctly do lead work for slates as it is totally different from tiles 

The following pictures of a slate roof in Blackpool go to prove my point

The Blackpool home owner had a builder in to build a new store room but made a total mess of the slate roof

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Eaves slates were three inches to short may as well not been there five inch if you include the two inch overhang into the gutter the Eave slates flush with the fascia no overhang at all

He got the batten gauge wrong no head lap on the slates at all the should be at least three inches and because this was such a flat pitch the should of been more. And the slates should be under the dry verge not on top.

Be careful who you let on your roof
 The following slide show is of a slate roofing job we recently carried out in Blackpool

And now the sales pitch

D&C ROOFING offer a full range of roofing services from slating tiling and felting for either total new roofs, or repairs and restoration. So whatever your requirement contact us on 01253692110 (evening) 07837980512 (daytime) or fill in the form on the contact us page

Free estimates accompanied by photos of your roof problem
so you know you’re not paying for unneeded work
and photos of completed work so you can see the job has been done right
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