Spain is one of the world leaders in roofing slates and our stock is sourced from the absolute cream of that crop. We’ve teamed up with the team at SIGA to bring a comprehensive range of Spanish slates that will make your roofing project stand out from the crowd. We also know how important it is to get slates that are regionally compatible and we have an extensive team of experts that can help you at every stage from planning to roofing.
What is Spanish slate? Spanish slate is formed from fine-grained sediments over millions of years. It is mainly quartz, sericite and chlorite minerals and over time metamorphoses in thin sheets into a rock. It is usually black or grey in colour. Discover even more kinds of slate here at Roofstores.
Benefits of Spanish slate
Resistant to acid rain
Resistant to rotting and UV light
Aesthetic suits traditional buildings in particular
Is Spanish slate any good? Spanish slate is one of the best in the world. In fact, it makes up around three-quarters of all slates sold in the world.
Is Spanish slate as good as Welsh slate? Welsh slate is much older than Spanish slate and is a black-blue colour with scattered iron sulphides. As it has been in the earth for longer, it is stronger and suffers discolouration and degradation less quickly than Spanish slate. Spanish slate however has much more availability and tends to be more cost-effective.
Spanish slate products Our range of Gallegas Spanish slate is uniform and of consistent thickness. For any questions on whether Spanish slate is the right product for you, contact our sales team and we’ll be happy to help.