Why is it needed?
There are thousands of companies selling slate all around the world – but sadly, some aren’t as reputable as others. In North-West Spain alone, there are over a hundred quarries producing slate.
In any quarry, between 85 and 90% of the material produced isn’t good enough quality to be used for roofing. However, some businesses go on and sell this sub-par slate into the roofing market anyway, resulting in roofs that quickly rust, delaminate or otherwise fail.
Many quarries sell their best material to France, with customers in the UK and elsewhere receiving slate that’s lower quality. At SSQ we do none of those things – and it was to reassure our customers that they were buying the best that we introduced Ultra Cover.