Harpenden Roofing offers a range of slating services from repairs and alterations, to new roofs and re-roofs. We have a extensive range of suppliers and can source all types of slate tiles from older reclaimed tiles to match your current roof, or if your are looking for a particular style for a new roof. The process of slating is very similar to tiling, where a breathable membrane is fixed to the rafters or roof structure and timber battens are then fixed on top of the membrane to form the structure to secure the tiles to. Slate tiles are secured to the battens in a similar fashion to the clay tiles however the type of securing nail and position can vary, depending on the type of slate being used.