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Your expert pitched roofing contractor of slate and tiling pitched roofing services in the Southwest of the UK.

Pitched Roofing North Devon

At SNR Roofing, we take immense pride in offering top-quality roofing solutions in North Devon.. Our pitched roofing services slate and tile are a testament to our commitment to excellence with over 30 years of experience, providing homeowners with a roofing option that combines timeless elegance with unmatched durability. Our experienced team will assess your specific requirements, provide personalised recommendations, and ensure a high-quality installation that complements the style and architecture of your home.

About Pitched Roofing​

Pitched slate and tile roofs have been revered for centuries, and their enduring popularity lies in their remarkable combination of aesthetics and functionality. These roofing materials are crafted from natural slate or concrete tiles, offering a sophisticated and classic appearance that complements a wide range of architectural styles. Our expert team at SNR Roofing excels in meticulously installing pitched slate and tile roofs, ensuring a flawless finish that enhances the overall beauty of your home.

Advantages of Pitched Roofs

Choosing a pitched slate and tile roof from SNR Roofing offers numerous advantages, making it an excellent investment for your property:


Aesthetic Appeal:

Pitched slate and tile roofs exude elegance and charm, elevating the appearance of any home and adding value to the property.

Exceptional Durability:

Natural slate and high-quality concrete tiles are incredibly durable, with a lifespan that can extend well over 50 years with proper installation and maintenance.

Weather Resistance:

These materials are designed to withstand harsh weather conditions, including strong winds, heavy rain, and even hail, providing reliable protection for your home.

Fire Resistance:

Slate and concrete tiles have inherent fire-resistant properties, adding an extra layer of safety to your home

Energy Efficiency:

The insulating properties of pitched slate and tile roofs help regulate indoor temperatures, reducing heating and cooling costs.

Low Maintenance:

Pitched slate and tile roofs require minimal maintenance, with occasional inspections and repairs ensuring their long-lasting performance.

Longevity of Slate & tile Pitched Roofing

When installed correctly and maintained regularly, pitched slate and tile roofs can last for several decades. The durability and longevity of these roofing materials stem from their natural composition, making them an environmentally friendly and sustainable choice for your home.

At SNR Roofing, we are committed to delivering exceptional craftsmanship, ensuring your pitched slate and tile roof remains sturdy and resilient throughout its lifespan. Our meticulous installation techniques and use of premium materials guarantee a roof that stands the test of time.

How to Maintain Your Pitched Roof

Maintaining your pitched slate and tile roof is relatively straightforward, thanks to its durable nature. Here are some essential maintenance tips:

Regular Inspections: 

Schedule periodic roof inspections to check for any damaged or missing tiles or slates. Address repairs promptly to prevent water leaks and damage.

Gutter Cleaning: 

Keep gutters and downspouts clear of debris to ensure proper water drainage and prevent blockages.

Moss and Algae: 

If moss or algae growth occurs, gently remove it to maintain the roof’s appearance and prevent potential damage.

Flashing Inspection: 

Inspect flashing around chimneys, vents, and skylights for signs of wear or damage. Address any issues to maintain a watertight seal

Free consultation service available

Every customer is unique and so is every project. That’s why SNR Roofing offers a free consultation service to help you understand what your needs are and offer the best possible solution for you – whether it’s just a small repair or a complete re-roof job.

consultations are completely free of charge!

We use the best materials for your new roof and offer an in-depth 12-year guarantee on our complete pitched re-roofs.

Pitched Roofing, Slate & Tiling

15 Years Experience

Using our 15 years of experience, we will provide advice and a quotation for roofing project.


Our roofing company's CHAS and CITB accreditation showcases our commitment to safety and industry standards.

5-Star Testimonies

North Devon residents trust our roofing services, as evidenced by their glowing 5-star testimonials.

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North Devon-based, our roofing company serves South West region, offering local expertise and personal service.

Questions and Answers

Your Questions Answered

A pitched roof, often seen in residential buildings, is a roof structure with a slope exceeding 10 degrees. This architectural feature is not only a design choice but also a practical one, meeting specific requirements of homeowners or property managers.

Typically, the slope of a pitched roof is slightly above 20 degrees, though this can vary to complement the building’s design and functionality. These roofs come in various styles, each suited to different architectural needs and aesthetic preferences.

Components of a pitched roof include:

  • Eaves: These extend beyond the building’s exterior walls, shielding the structure from direct sunlight and aiding in efficient rainwater drainage.
  • Flashings: Generally made of metal, these elements are crucial for water-proofing the junction between the roof and other parts of the building.
  • Gables: The triangular sections at the end of the roof, enclosing its edges.
  • Ridges: These are the apex lines formed where two sloping roof sections meet.
  • Purlins: Horizontal support structures, often made of wood or steel, which bolster the roof’s stability.
  • Hips: In roofs with more than two sides, hips are the external angles formed by the intersection of two sloping surfaces.
  • Rafters: The fundamental framing of the roof, providing the necessary support for all other roofing elements.
  • Battens: Thin strips, which could be wood, plastic, or metal, attached to rafters to support roofing materials like tiles or sheets.

Fasciae: These are boards attached to the ends of rafters, offering additional protection for the roof.

In the realm of roofing, the terms ‘pitch’ and ‘slope’ are often used interchangeably, but they refer to different aspects of roof design. Understanding these concepts is crucial, especially in the context of the UK’s roofing practices.

Slope of the Roof

The slope, or incline, of a roof is a measure of its steepness. It’s calculated as a ratio, representing the vertical rise over a horizontal run. In the UK, this ratio is typically expressed in millimetres per metre. For instance, if a roof rises 100mm for every metre of horizontal run, it’s described as having a 100mm per metre slope.

This slope ratio is fundamental in determining how effectively a roof sheds water, which is crucial in the UK’s often wet climate. The slope also influences the selection of roofing materials, as some are better suited to steeper inclines than others.

Pitch of the Roof

While ‘slope’ refers to the angle of the roof, ‘pitch’ is more about its overall design. A pitched roof is one that has a peak or ridge and slopes down from this central point. In the UK, the term ‘pitched roof’ typically denotes a traditional roof style with two sloping sides that meet at a ridge, forming a triangle when viewed from the side.

In roofing geometry, this is akin to applying principles of a right triangle. The ‘run’ is the horizontal distance from the outer edge of the wall to a point directly beneath the ridge. The ‘rise’ is the vertical height from the top of the wall to the peak of the roof.


Pitched roofs are a popular choice in the UK for various practical and aesthetic reasons. Here’s a summary of their key benefits:

  1. Enhanced Ventilation: The design of pitched roofs allows for a gap between the roof itself and the ceiling below. This space is excellent for ventilation, helping to remove hot air in summer and damp, cold air in winter. Adding a ventilation tower further optimises this feature.
  2. Effective Insulation: It’s easier to install insulation under a pitched roof. This insulation in the void minimises heat transfer through the ceiling, leading to better energy efficiency – a feature often challenging to achieve with flat roofs.
  3. Durability and Resilience: Pitched roofs are inherently more stable and provide superior drainage compared to flat roofs. They excel at handling heavy rainfall, ensuring water drains off uniformly and reducing structural stress.
  4. Rainwater Harvesting: Collecting rainwater is more straightforward with a pitched roof. The water naturally flows into gutters, which are simpler to maintain than flat roof drainage systems. Moreover, modern roof tiles don’t compromise water quality.
  5. Low Maintenance: Pitched roofs require less upkeep than flat roofs. High-quality roof tiles can last a century or more, and repairs are generally more straightforward and cost-effective.
  6. Space Utilisation: A pitched roof offers additional space within the building, ideal for storage or even extra living quarters, without the expense of adding an entire new floor.
  7. Solar Panel Installation: The angled surface of pitched roofs makes installing solar panels easier. Flat roofs often need extra brackets or equipment for effective solar panel placement.
  8. Aesthetic Appeal: Pitched roofs, visible from the ground, add an architectural dimension to a building. They come in various sizes and shapes and can be finished with a wide range of tiles, offering more opportunities for personalisation.
  9. Improved Thermal Mass: Buildings with pitched roofs tend to have a more compact shape, reducing the surface area exposed to external elements. This smaller envelope results in a higher thermal mass, maintaining a more consistent and comfortable indoor temperature year-round.

In summary, whether it’s for practical reasons like improved drainage and energy efficiency, or aesthetic considerations such as design flexibility, a pitched roof is a sensible choice for your home


Yes! At SNR Roofing, we offer free quotes for pitched roofing services. Our team of experts will come to your property and give you a detailed report and provide a quote.

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What people say

Client Testimonials

"Living by the sea I have storm damage every year and every year I chase down roofers who never answer their phone then suck their teeth and always see it as a huge problem. What a difference with SNR. How refreshing to have after storm Eunice Ryan actually answer straight away, in a friendly way, and the gang fixed it within a week which given the magnitude of the storm was impressive. Efficient and nothing was a problem. I'll use them every year from now on. What a relief."
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Jane Baker
"Moved house and needed some repair work to roof ridge and also needed a repair, re-render and paint of chimney stack. Prior to work starting, we found extensive water damage to a roof rafter and battens, which had been concealed! Ryan came over promptly to give assess damage and re quote. Ryan and his team arrived promptly on date agreed and efficiently carried out all the work over a 4 day period. Great team, kept us appraised of progress throughout. Kept site very clean and did not cause anything like as much dust in loft as we has anticipated. I will have no hesitation using SNR roofing agin in the future for any roofing needs. A great team!"
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Dave Davies
"I was very impressed with the level of professionalism from the SNR guys from the initial quote to completion of the job, they where polite and respectful at all times of which is a rarity from trades these days. The quality of the work is excellent and all completed within the time scale that was originally specified. Cannot thank them enough, would definitely recommend."
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With decades of experience, our skilled craftsmen have the knowledge and ability to handle any roofing project, big or small. We take great pride in delivering exceptional quality service and materials to ensure your satisfaction and safety. Trust us to keep you and your property dry and comfortable for years to come.