Roofing Materials Guide

Choosing the Right Roof for Your Surrey Home

A new roof is a significant investment, and at Astral Roofing and Building Ltd, we’re here to guide you through the selection process. We understand that the ideal roof balances aesthetics, durability, budget, and the unique architectural style of Surrey homes. Here’s a breakdown of popular roofing materials to get you started:

Roof Tiles

  • Clay Tiles: Beautiful and long-lasting, clay tiles offer traditional charm and exceptional weather resistance. They come in various colors and profiles.
  • Concrete Tiles: A cost-effective and durable alternative to clay, concrete tiles provide excellent protection against the elements. They’re available in a wide range of styles and colors.


  • Natural Slate: Highly prized for its timeless elegance and incredible lifespan, natural slate adds character and value to any home.
  • Fibre Cement Slates: A more affordable and lightweight option, fibre cement slates mimic the look of natural slate with good durability.

Other Roofing Options

  • Metal Roofing: Growing in popularity, metal roofs (including zinc, steel, and copper) are exceptionally long-lasting, energy-efficient, and resistant to weather extremes.
  • Flat Roofing Systems: For modern homes or extensions, these systems include options like EPDM rubber, felt roofing, or GRP fiberglass for a waterproof, versatile solution.

Factors to Consider

  • Property Style: Choose materials that complement the architectural style of your home and the surrounding neighborhood.
  • Local Planning Regulations: Some areas in Surrey may have restrictions on materials or colors.
  • Budget: Roofing materials vary in cost. Our team can work with you to find the best solution within your budget.
  • Durability: Consider the lifespan of the materials and their resistance to Surrey’s weather patterns.
  • Maintenance: Some materials require less upkeep than others. Factor this into your decision.
  • Sustainability: Opt for recycled or energy-efficient materials where possible.

Beyond Materials: Essential Roofing Components

  • Underlay: A vital layer beneath the tiles or slates, providing secondary waterproofing.
  • Flashing: Prevents water leaks at roof junctions and around chimneys.
  • Ventilation: Proper ventilation is essential to prevent condensation and extend the roof’s lifespan.
  • Guttering & Drainage: An effective system is crucial for managing rainwater runoff.
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