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Natural Slate Roofing Alternatives: Synthetic Roof Slates & Tile Effect Sheeting

Natural slate roofs are something that anyone would want on their house but unfortunately they cost a lot and break easily. There are a number of options avaialble to you should you want to swap to a more cost effective solution, including synthetic roofing slates that are far better than their natural counterpart, and tile effect roofing sheets available from Bushbury Cladding.

The Benefits of Synthetic Slates

Natural slate is an expensive stone and tiling a whole roof with it would be a very costly job. Because of the weight of slate, it can easily become dislodged and blown off a roof in strong winds.

Synthetic slates can provide artificial roof slates in place of natural slate and have a number of benefits over natural slate:

  • 100% recyclable
  • Weighs 80% less than slate
  • Will not shatter, break or fade
  • Can withstand wind speeds of 110mph without dislodging
  • Impact rating class 4
  • Looks just as authentic as natural slate
  • SAA fire rating when attached onto boarded roof
  • SAC fire rating when fitted onto a breathable membrane on a battened roof.

The installation of synthetic roofing slates is very simple as each tile has clear markings for lining up and attaching the slates. The slates can be fixed to either boarded or battened roofs and don’t require any heavy support structure.

Slate Tile Effect Roofing Sheets

At Bushbury Cladding we’ve found another great alternative to slate roofing tiles are tile effect roofing sheets. These imitation slate roofing sheets come in a range of different colours to suit your roofing needs, are very easy to install and lightweight and cost effective. The tile effect roofing sheets offer a modern look for any building and are a perfect option for summer houses, garden sheds, workshops and more.

Here at Bushbury Cladding Ltd, we have been serving our customers for over 6 years and that’s how we can provide the best service whether it is with roofing sheets or tile effect roofing sheets. If you would like some more information about what we can provide then don’t hesitate to contact us on 01902 229 412 and a member of our team will be happy to help.