Pantile roof sheeting

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by dcawkwell, 1 Jan 2012.

  1. dcawkwell

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    After a visit to Poland I notice the Polish seem to use a lot
    of the pantile roof sheeting an example what I mean
    can be seen on this website http://www.zartmet.com/l/en

    It seems to give an excellent finish and I assume someone could
    roof a simple house in a fraction of the time of normal tiles.

    So my question is why are we still messing about with individual clay and slate tiles in this country?
     
  2. BethesdaSlate

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    I didn't look past the 10 year guarantee.. I think that answers your own question. Most people wouldn't dream of putting a roofing material on their own home that only has a ten year guarantee.

    The fact is a slate roof (or clay tile) will last 10 times as long when done properly. Therefore they are much more economical in the long term.
    And they look a million times better too!
    ...and they are produced in the UK.
    ... they are 'greener'
    ...they perform better
    ...are more versatile (no pun intended)
    ... have better insulation value
    ... are part of our heritage..
    ...have Standard codes of practice..
    ..are tried and tested..etc.etc..
     
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    Well said, BethesdaSlate. Absolutely spot on. :)

    Nowadays, far too many people take the apparently cheap short term solution without enough thought for the long term.
     
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    It's used over her a lot too .... on caravans and mobile homes/cabins.
     
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    We do a lot of flat to pitch conversions which use similiar (Decra) mainly because of weight and spaceframe construction. Its a variation of industrial sheeting. On my house, i'll stick with traditional.
     
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