All about Roofs. There are quite a few

May 11, 2020 5:31 pm


You might think that there is only one type of roof available. It’s not a surprising thought as the most traditional type is that of good old fashioned Slate. However, there are lots of other varieties to be found out there and here are just a few from the past and the present. Whatever type you have if you have an issue with it then just call a Gloucester Roofer and they can sort that out for you.

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  1. Willow. This is the type of roof that our ancestors would use on their Roundhouses. Admittedly the walls were made of wattle and daub (mainly, straw mud and human waste) but the Willow roof was spot on keeping out the wet and the rain.
  2. Straw. It might have been a staple part of the little pigs house, and a pathetic material at that, but in terms of roofing material tightly packed straw is a winner. It’s what you will see on a thatched roof. Still quite popular even to this day although it does need regular maintenance.
  3. Slate Tiles. Slate is the perfect stone for tiles as it isn’t porous and deflects rain rather than soaking it all in. It is tough as well and can be nailed into place. It doesn’t need to have such regular maintenance either.

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  1. Felt. The most important part of a shed or summer house’s roof. This handy stretchy stuff is the perfect way to keep out the rain. You will need to keep an eye on it though..