Gneiss from Ivaylovgrad used for Roofs – Stone Slabs

The construction of roofs from tiles (gneiss) is a specific activity that requires great concentration during work. The arrangement of the slabs involves constant movement, and this is straining – both physically and mentally.

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The stone slabs represent a natural material which cannot be compared to any of the modern high-tech options, created specifically for construction of roofs. The tiles were used in the construction of old Bulgarian houses, having retained their strength and durability for centuries. The slabs have also preserved their appearance and are now regaining their popularity in many parts of the country, but most often can be seen in small Bulgarian villages.
Restoration of old houses is a highly specific job; thus, it is always better to enlist the help of specialists to complete successfully each stage of the work. This will help you avoid mistakes and save time/financial resources. In any case, however, it is best to install tile-stones on the house you are restoring, as they will add a great finishing touch.

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Stone Covering
Gneissic slabs from Ivaylovgrad are also called Blue Gold and precious stone slab and can be used for roof coatings. The tiles provide excellent possibilities in terms of construction and architecture. This makes them a preferred and quite sought after material for roofs. Sometimes, it can be the only possible material for the ideal realization of your ideas.
A roof, composed of tiles, is not only an emotional and successful finishing touch to the creation of a home – it is also an everlasting, extremely reliable and esthetically-pleasing architectural and building material.
Stone roofs can fully satisfy any requirements:

  • aesthetic requirements  – beauty and originality of the architectural design of the roof;
  • ecological requirements, since the material has a completely natural origin;
  • requirements about inexpensiveness, since the investment is really long lasting.

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Gneissic tile-stones from Ivaylovgrad have practically universal application. Gneiss can be used without restriction for all types of buildings with roof inclination between 11 ° and 90 ° Stone roofs can be installed on new construction or on renovated old homes. The slabs are also applicable for roofs that are made from concrete, wood or metal.

Security and Reliability

Due to the natural impregnation of the material, its fixing solution ensures the integrity of the cover against the effects of rain, wind and snow. In case, walking on the roof is necessary, the tiles will not break.


The installation is quick and easy. It is done by means of special hooks or by direct fixation. Nails and hooks, adapted for this purpose, are made of stainless steel.


The weight of the roofing material varies from 28 to 30 pounds per square foot. Typically the plates are available in two sizes: 20/30 cm and 20/40 cm.

The thickness of the tile-stones can be between 6 and 8 mm. The roof surface is quite varied due to the many possible ways for arranging and stacking of the plates.

General information about the Roof

The roof is the so-called “the fifth façade”. Apart from the materials, its status depends on the overall situation of the building. If you leave the roof in bad shape for a long time, the moisture, penetrating through it, will pass through the walls of the building; in time, it may reach the foundations, which can lead to the destruction of the whole building.

Buildings need a strong roof to achieve stability and good appearance. The roof will protect the building from all sorts of natural phenomena like the Sun, rain, wind or snow. Gneiss from Ivaylovgrad is an extremely reliable material. Please, see here all the reasons to choose it.

Please, don’t wait until it is too late to begin repairs on the stone roof – it still needs maintenance even thought quite rarely. The sooner you do it, the cheaper it will be for you.

Please, enjoy the beauty of the stone roofs, part of the old houses in the Bulgarian Rhodope Mountains: