CUPA PIZARRAS says that its HEAVY 3 tiles naturally possess the density and resilience required to cope with the most volatile of weather conditions, and with an unrivalled thickness of 7.5mm this product’s quality and durability is unequivocal.
Eduardo Mera, managing director of CUPA PIZARRAS, commented: “HEAVY 3 is one of our most sought after slates and it’s easy to see why. Not only does this product measure in at an impressive 7.5mm thickness, HEAVY 3 also has a track record of 125 years’ success, further affirming its remarkable worth.”
Slate characteristics depend on where it has been extracted – these vary according to which quarry it has come from. With such a long history, CUPA PIZARRAS’ confidence in its products and its high standards of quality are further substantiated by its 100-years warranty. Since CUPA PIZARRAS slates entered the Scottish market in the early nineties, the company says there have been no HEAVY 3 slate re-roofing incidents.
HEAVY 3 possesses a breadth of aesthetic and practical advantages; medium-grained and blue-black in colour with occasional quartz grains detectable on the surface, it is visually appealing. Also, as well as being impermeable, non-combustible, UV resistant and unaffected by chemicals and pollutants, HEAVY 3 is repellent to the growth of mould and fungi, making it suitable for all environmental conditions.
The product’s popularity has gained momentum in Scotland due to its close resemblance to the traditional highland slate from Ballachulish that is no longer produced. This factor alone makes HEAVY 3 the primary choice for traditional Scottish slate roof replacements or repairs.
According to CUPA PIZARRAS, the tile is significantly thicker than all of its competitors and provides maximum endurance against the high wind speeds and driving rain that is so common throughout Scotland and is therefore ideal for new-build roofing projects too.