Slate roofs have been a popular choice for homeowners in the UK for centuries. Not only do they look great, but they’re also durable and long-lasting. However, even the most robust slate roof can be susceptible to damage over time, particularly in harsh weather conditions. In this blog, we’ll take you through a recent slate repair job we undertook in Stockport, where the slate on the gable end of the roof had been damaged and blown off in a recent storm, causing water to leak into the property. We’ll explain how we approached the job, step-by-step, to ensure a fully watertight solution.
If you’re experiencing issues with your slate roof, whether it’s a leak or missing tiles, it’s crucial to get it fixed as soon as possible. Leaks can cause significant damage to your property and become expensive to fix if left unattended. At our company, we specialise in roof repairs throughout the Greater Manchester area. In this blog, we’ll be focusing on one particular job in Stockport, where we were called out to repair a leaking slate roof.
Upon arrival at the property, our team carried out an initial inspection of the roof to assess the extent of the damage. We identified that the slate on the gable end of the roof had been damaged and blown off in a recent storm, causing water to leak into the property. Our priority was to make the roof watertight again as quickly as possible to prevent any further damage to the property.
Removing Damaged Slate
The first step in repairing the roof was to remove any remaining broken slates from around the affected area. We did this carefully to prevent further damage to the roof and to ensure the area was safe to work on.
Realigning and Reslating
With the damaged slate removed, we began realigning and reslating the hole in the roof. We used high-quality slate tiles, which are known for their durability and long-lasting performance. We took our time to ensure that the slate was aligned correctly and securely fixed in place. We used a combination of nails and hooks to ensure a secure fit, which will help to prevent any future damage to the roof.
Once the slate was secured in place, we added the finishing touches to ensure the roof was fully watertight. We used sealant around the edges of the slate to prevent any water from getting through, and we also checked the entire roof to ensure there were no other areas where water could seep in.
In conclusion, repairing a damaged slate roof requires careful attention to detail and expertise. At our company, we have the skills and experience to tackle even the most challenging roof repairs. If you’re experiencing issues with your roof, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We provide a no-obligation quote for all repairs, and our team is on hand to help you get your roof back to its best.