How we repair a slate roof

repair a slate roof

Slate roof repairs

It’s important to address any issues with your slate roof promptly to prevent further damage and maintain the longevity of the roof. Some common slate roof repairs that we can assist with are as follows;

Slate replacement

Over time, individual slates can crack, break, or slip out of place due to weathering, age, or improper installation.

Slate roof leaks

Leaks can occur in slate roofs due to damaged or displaced slates, deteriorated flashing, or worn-out sarking. Repairing leaks often involves identifying the source of the leak, replacing damaged slates, and ensuring proper sealing around penetrations and flashing.

Slate roof flashing repairs

Flashing, which is typically made of metal, is installed in vulnerable areas of the roof, such as around chimneys, valleys, and dormers, to prevent water infiltration. Over time, flashing can degrade, rust, or become loose, leading to leaks. Repairing or replacing flashing is necessary to maintain a watertight seal.

Our slate roof repair process

The process for slate roof repairs requires careful assessment and attention to detail to ensure that the roof is restored to its original condition and remains durable and weatherproof for years to come. Our typical process for slate roof repairs is as follows:


We will conduct a thorough inspection of the slate roof to assess its condition and identify any areas needing repair. This inspection may involve examining the roof from both the exterior and interior to check for visible damage, leaks, missing or damaged slates, and signs of wear or deterioration.


Once the inspection is complete, we will assess the extent of the damage and determine the appropriate repairs needed. This may involve prioritising repairs based on the severity of the damage and identifying any underlying issues that contributed to the damage.

Slate tile repairs

If damaged or missing slates are identified during the inspection, the contractor we can carefully remove the affected slates and replace them with new ones. Special care is taken to ensure that the replacement slates match the size, colour, and texture of the existing slates to maintain the aesthetic integrity of the roof.

Flashing repairs

Damaged or deteriorated flashing around roof penetrations, valleys, chimneys, and other vulnerable areas is repaired or replaced as needed to prevent water infiltration and ensure a watertight seal.

Final inspeciton

After completing the repairs, we will conduct a final inspection of the roof to ensure that all repairs have been completed to a high standard and that the roof is watertight and structurally sound.


Finally, we may provide recommendations for ongoing maintenance to help prolong the lifespan of the roof and prevent future damage. This may include regular inspections, cleaning, and a possible maintenance plan to keep the slate roof in optimal condition.


If you have questions or would like more information about our slate roof repair expertise, contact Matthew directly.