What are the options when it comes to covering your roof?

What are the options when it comes to covering your roof?

You may have seen one of our previous blogs about the different styles of roof but, what about what you can cover them with? Not something you would normally have to consider we realise but, unfortunately roofing doesn’t last forever so, we thought we’d give you a little more info about the different coverings you could have!

Interlocking Roof Tiles

Often popular with developers this is the cheapest way to cover your pitched roof. They’re large and don’t require much overlapping so fewer are needed to cover the space.

Slate Roof Tiles

Black in colour. Still a popular choice that originates from the Victorian era. The slate is often imported from Spain, China or Brazil. This is a mid-priced option for covering your roof. There are alternatives that can be made to look like slate, reconstituted slate – slate dust bound together with resin and shaped.

Thatched Roof

Not a common choice in todays market. You can’t really add a thatched roof to a house as you have to really design the house for the thatch to fit. Unfortunately, it’s an expensive choice and requires a lot of maintenance. Occasionally you will find that thatched roofs have been covered with metal to try and avoid deterioration and restoration.


Again, not a common choice but, one that can be quite striking and can be a popular choice for unique and modern developments. In the past the most common metal types used were Lead and Copper although now, lead is most commonly used for flashing on roofs, around chimneys etc. There are some suppliers that make steel tiles which can be handy in particularly windy areas.


If you are thinking about selling your home but, concerned that the condition of the roof may be an issue then fear not! Next Home are here to help and advise, we know reputable tradesmen and surveyors that can help to advise you on the best course of action and if the roof quality could impact the value of your home! Call us today on: 01738 44 43 42.