Why buy New natural roofing Slate Long life

Why buy New natural roofing Slate Long life

Why buy New natural roofing Slate. Long life up to 100 + years — Looks naturally beautiful — Does not loose its colour.

There has been a long tradition of natural slate roofs in Ireland from the middle ages, but particularly from the 1700’s onwards. The leading Irish roofing slates were grey/green KILLALOES. quarried near Portroe, Nenagh, Co Tipperary. Our Roofing Centre located in the old Killoran Quarry, which was one of the smaller Killaloe quarries, today recycles Secondhand slates and old concrete tiles.

KSQ ( Killoran Slate Quarry Limited ) are the Appointed Distributors for the SSQ ( Spanish Slate Quarries ) range of natural roofing slates.

SSQ are one of the leading quarriers and suppliers of high grade, unfading natural roofing slate. Their principal markets are Europe and North America. They export as far afiled as Australia, Trinidad, Norway and Japan — in all more than 20 countries. Owners, Architects and Roofers have beeen choosing SSQ natural roof slates for more than 30 years.

The chief characteristics of SSQ slates are

* Exceptional colour stability,* Exceptional weather durability,

* Suitability for historic and contemporary roofs, * Excellent value for money.

Cost comparisons per square metre of roof covered — excluding VAT.

Fibre-cement man-made slates 60×30 12.00 / M2. Brazilian 60×30 Natural slates 19.00. / M2. Economy Grade Spanish natural slates 20.00 / M2

SSQ — First Grade Spanish natural slates 25.00 / M2. SSQ — HEAVY Grade Spanish natural slates 28.50 / M2. SSQ — RIVERSTONE natural ( phyllite ) slates 44.00 / M2.

New Welsh — Penrhyn — Blue Bangor slates 72.00 / M2

  • Welsh PENRHYN Blue Bangor slates are the best quality roofing slate available — today — but are considered expensive.
  • Natural roof slates such as RIVERSTONE from SSQ. carries 100 year guarantee and is excellent value for money.
  • Excellent value plus long life is available in the SSQ slate range with 75, 50 and 30 year guarantee.
  • Many people building a new house aspire to a new natural slate roof, particularly in rural Ireland.
  • Today most people know that best quality Spanish slates are the most economical on a cost / performance basis .
  • Architects, Clients and Slaters are invited to visit our Killoran Slate & Tile, Roofing Centre to view the different slate & tile choices available.
  • The majority of our roofing sales come from referals from our satisfied customers over the past 30 years.

You can seriously increase the life span of your roof by choosing Penrhyn Welsh natural roof slates. Looking at the foregoing example you will see that upgrading your slates from Man-made 30 year Fibre cement to Penrhyn slates will vastly increase the life expectancy of your roof — perhaps five times over. The hidden benefit is that your Penrhyn slate roof will last up to 150 years and the slates will have a Trade-in value after 100 years on your roof.

Best quality Spanish natural slate from SSQ will still have their beautiful colour even after 100 years whereas the paint coat on the Fibre-cement slate roof has faded and worn off within 10 years ( in SEVERE Exposure ) and it will have to be reslated re-slated after 30 years.


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