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Overview of Roofing Supplies for Roofing Options



Are you planning to add a new roof to your home, outbuildings or shed?  Imperial Roofing would recommend that you consider all the available options. For example:


  • Pitched roofs come in many styles. Such as gable, cross gable and hipped, all of which are sloped to different degrees.
  • Flat roofs have a gentle slope, enabling water drainage. These are available in built-up felt systems, EPDM rubber, or liquid coatings.



Imperial Roofing would advise you to consult with a roofing contractor to determine which roofing option is best for your individual needs. Your roofing contractor can advise you of the best options, depending on the roof structure, pitch and roof covering, as well as the visual ‘look’ you are aiming for.



If you require support to do this, then please do call our office and we would be happy to pass you the details of local reputable roofing contractors for you to contact directly, or pop into our trade counter and we can advise you in person on all different materials.



Roofing Supplies for Repairs


Imperial Roofing stock a wide range of products to help repair your roof. Whether that is through damage, age, or prevention, we can provide you with matching tiles and slates, adhesives, and many other products to help you repair your roof.  There are numerous common roofing problems, as detailed below. We stock a wide range of roofing supplies to help with each of these common problems.  Feel free to call us for help or advise.




Heat and ultraviolet rays cause roofing materials to deteriorate over time. The deterioration can

occur faster on sides facing west or south.




When water gets underneath the tiles and slates, shakes, or roofing materials, it can work its way to the deck and rot the roof structure. The extra water can also encourage mildew and rot elsewhere in the house, damaging walls, ceilings, insulation, and even electrical wiring.



Snow and Ice


Melting snow often refreezes at the roof’s overhang (where the surface is cooler), forming an ice dam and blocking proper drainage into the drain or gutters. Water can back up under the roofing material and seep into the building’s interior. In early stages of melting, gutters and downspouts can fill with ice and be damaged beyond repair or torn off the house.





High winds can lift edges of tiles and slates or other roofing materials, forcing water and debris underneath them. Very high winds can do extensive damage and can lift the roofing material off the building.



Condensation and Ventilation


Condensation can result from the buildup of relatively warm, moist air. Moisture in poorly ventilated attics promotes decay of the wooden roof sheathing and rafters, reduces insulation effectiveness, and can destroy the roof structure. To prevent these problems, attic ventilation can be increased by adding vents or installing larger vents to keep the attic temperature closer to the outside air temperature. Never block off sources of roof ventilation, such as louvers, ridge vents, or soffit vents.



Broken or Missing Tiles and Slates


The key to a roof’s effectiveness is complete protection. When tiles and slates are missing or broken, the roof structure and the building’s interior are vulnerable to water damage and rot. The problem is likely to spread if the roof is not repaired because nearby tiles and slates are easily ripped off or blown away. Repair missing or torn tiles and slates as soon as possible.




As experts in roofing, we stock the full range of products you may require, including:



Core range


Felt, tiles, slates, and ridges


Concrete and clay tiles


Spanish, Chinese and Brazilian slate


Fibre cement slate


Reclaimed tiles, slates, and ridges


Breathable membranes


Torch on felts (Index plus others)


Insulation available for warm roofs


EPDM rubber roofing and accessories (Flex –R)




Chimney pots and cowls


PVC roof sheets and fibre cement roof sheets


Trims (GRP, aluminium, plastisol)



Solutions and adhesives




Cromapol F


Rapid Roof


Roof repair products


Sand and cement


All roofing silicones and adhesives



Ventilation and drainage


Universal dry verge


Continuous dry verge


Tile and slate vents


Dry valleys and bonding gutters


Dry ridge and hip system


Guttering plus accessories


Flat roof vents and outlets





Roofing battens


18mm OSB


18mm Ply


12mm Ply


Joists ranging from 2×2 to 8×2


Firring strips











Wide range of nails and screws




Soffit strips




Safety equipment


Bitumen kegs


Propane gas


Velux and Keylite



We have all the above in stock. If your particular item is not in stock, we shall endeavour to source it for you.
Please call us on 0116 260 8494, email us on or visit us to discuss your requirements with our friendly staff who will be pleased to help you.


Trade Accounts


Sign up for a 30 day trade account today to:


  • Access exclusive offers and trade prices.
  • You can collect or we can arrange delivery as well as potentially buy your old roofing tiles or slates, saving skip hire cost.
  • Access our promise to buy back unused stock (stock items only in as sold condition) at the price you originally paid.


Please call us on 0116 260 8494, email us on or visit us to discuss your requirements with our friendly staff who will be pleased to help you.

Product Training Days


We offer FREE training days lead by our Stockists giving you the opportunity to ask the experts questions and trial products first hand before they come to the market.
Please give us a ring or pop into the office to make an appointment. We look forward to meeting you.
Telephone: 0116 260 8494


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