RJ Hood Roofing (Winchester)

Slates, tiles & wood shingles

Slate roof tiles and wood shingles are a natural, durable and attractive material which, unlike some modern roofing materials, will withstand the most severe weather conditions and extremes in temperature.

25+ years Experience

With over 25 years of trade and construction experience you can be assured of a professional standard of workmanship.

Free Quotations

We have always - and will always - offer free quotations on every job, no matter how big or how small. What's not to like?

All Work Guaranteed

We are so confident with the level of expertise and workmanship that we provide that all of the work that we undertake is 100% guaranteed.

Slates, Tiles & Wood Shingles


Slate is fine-grained rock formed over 500 million years, starting from sedimentary clay deposits in ancient seas and when over time the earth’s crust temperature heated and cooled the clay slowly turned into shale and eventually to slate.

Slate roof tiles are a natural, durable and attractive material which will withstand the most severe weather conditions and extremes in temperature.

Slate tiles have been used worldwide for thousands of years and recognised as one of the finest roofing materials available.


Unlike slates, roofing tiles come in a variety of materials including the more popular clay and concrete (sometimes called cement tiles) varieties.

The expected lifetime of clay and concrete roof tiles can be 100 and 50 years respectively - which, in some instances, will outlast the expected lifetime of the roof itself, with a typical batten roofing structure expected to last perhaps 30-40 years before requiring attention.

We're so confident of the standard of our work, we will guarantee every slate, tile and shingle that we fix.

Wood Shingles

Wood roofing shingles offer an asthetic quality that is not achieved with either slate or manufactured roofing materials.

Typically, correctly installed and treated wood shingles can be expected to to last 30-40 years before requiring attention.

Whilst not suitable for use wherever you may see other roofing materials - such as slate or concete tiles - wood shingles offer a natural and asthetically pleasing alternative.

Slates, Tiles of Shingles - Which Is The Right Choice For You?

Every project and every property is unique. We understand that evey project and job comes with it's own budget constraints, cost implications and asthetic considerations.

Whatever roofing requirements you may have, we'll sit down and talk you through the correct choice for your project, property and budget.

Roof Tiles

Slates, Tiles & Shingles

Roof tiles are designed mainly to keep out rain, and are traditionally made from locally available materials such as terracotta or slate. Modern materials such as concrete and plastic are also used and some clay tiles have a waterproof glaze.

Roof tiles are 'hung' from the framework of a roof by fixing them with nails. The tiles are usually hung in parallel rows, with each row overlapping the row below it to exclude rainwater and to cover the nails that hold the row below.

There are also roof tiles for special positions, particularly where the planes of the several pitches meet. They include ridge, hip and valley tiles. These can either be bedded and pointed in cement mortar or mechanically fixed.

Wood shingles are thin, tapered pieces of wood primarily used to cover roofs and walls of buildings to protect them from the weather.

Historically shingles were split from straight grained, knot free bolts of wood. Today shingles are mostly made by being cut which distinguishes them from shakes which are made by being split out of a bolt.

Our Services

We provide a wide range of both roofing and re-roofing services to the domestic and commercial markets, in Winchester and the surrounding areas (including: Kings worthy, Martyr Worthy, Itchen Abbas, Cheriton, Chilcomb, Sparsholt, Andover and more)

Slates & Tiles

Slate tiles have been used worldwide for thousands of years and are recognised as one of the finest roofing materials available.

Rubber Roofing

Although more expensive, ruffer roofing (EPDM) usually lasts up to twice as long as other flat roofing materials.

Fibreglass Roofing

A properly laid fibreglass (GRP) roof will last for at least 30 years with no measurable deterioration.

3-Ply Felt Roofing

The traditional, lower-cost flat roofing solution with a lifespan of up to 20 years.


End of life roofing? Re-roofing is the replacement of defective or worn materials as required.

Fascias & Soffits

Replacement of defective timbers for new uPVc fascias, soffits and guttering. A better alternative to annually painting over worn materials.​

Lead Work

The correct transport of rainwater is essential to the maintenance of any property, and helps to protect against unnecessary leaks.

Simulated Lead

Simulated lead is a cheaper, modern alternative to traditional lead - with the benefit that it's highly unlikely to be subject to theft.

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