Archives: FAQs

What types of clay roof tiles are available?

Clay roof tiles are a durable, attractive, and environmentally friendly roofing option. Proper installation and maintenance are essential to maximise their lifespan and performance. Clay roof tiles available include: If you require a quote for installing clay roof tiles on your home, please contact us. As professional roofers, we can […]

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 What is the impact of weather on roof slates?

The impact of weather on roof slates depends on the specific conditions and the quality of the slate. The key factors to consider are: To mitigate the impact of weather on your roof slates you should regularly inspect your slate roof for signs of damage, remove debris, moss, and algae […]

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Can roof tiles be replaced individually?

Yes, individual roof tiles can be replaced if they are damaged. This is one of the advantages of using tiles, as repairs can be localised without needing to replace the entire roof. It is not recommended to walk on roof tiles, as they can crack or break under your weight. […]

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How can I maintain the roof of a listed building effectively?

Regular maintenance is crucial for the longevity of the roof on a listed building. By performing regular roof inspections, keeping gutters and drainage systems clear, and addressing any issues promptly will help to prevent any major damage. At West Country Tiling, we have over 35 years of experience in working […]

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What are the pros and cons of different types of roof slates?

Natural slate and stone slate roof tiles come with their own set of pros and cons. Natural slate is a type of metamorphic rock that is formed from shale or clay sediment that has been subjected to intense heat and pressure over millions of years. Whereas stone slate refers to […]

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How can I clean my roof tiles safely and effectively?

Cleaning roof tiles can help remain looking their best and prolong their lifespan. Here are safe and effective ways to clean your roof tiles: Materials Needed Step-by-Step Process By following these steps, you can safely and effectively clean your roof tiles, helping to maintain their appearance and prolong their lifespan. […]

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What should I do if my listed building’s roof is leaking or damaged?

If you notice leaks or damage to a listed building roof, it’s essential to take immediate action to prevent further deterioration. Contact a professional conservation expert or roofing contractor experienced in working with historic buildings to assess the issue and propose appropriate repairs. The team at West Country Tiling have […]

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What impact does the weather have on my roof tiles?

The impact of bad weather on your roof tiles depends on which type of tiles are on your roof, their age and the severity of the weather conditions. To mitigate the impact of bad weather on your roof tiles, it is important to ensure proper installation, maintenance and periodic inspections […]

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