Answers to some frequently asked questions.
(1) Insufficient or no ventilation in your roof can lead to condensation which has the potential to lead to serious problems if left unchecked. The best way to avoid this is to use a top quality breather membrane such as DuPont™ Tyvek®.
(2) Natural slates discolouring, ‘spalling’ (flaking) on a roof, holes appearing etc. There are just some of the issues which can occur if poor quality natural slates are used. To avoid these problems, always follow manufacturers guidelines.
(3) Guarantees are always an issue. To protect yourself from problems with guarantees in the future you should only deal with reputable suppliers who can prove that the products they supply carry a manufacturer backed guarantee. All manufacturer backed guarantees should be available in writing to you from the manufacturer.
(4) Only use products on your roof which conform to the relevant standards laid down for the product. Remember there is a reason for these standards, and that all products on your roof are going to be exposed to the best and worst that the Irish weather has to throw at them over many years