Slate Roofs vs Other Roofs
Slate roofs are a better choice than other roofing materials because your home is your biggest investment and needs the best protection from the elements.
Your roof protects your property against the harsh Australian extremes. It is very visible and when stepping back and looking from the street curb you will see at least a third of your building is the roof. This needs to be very long lasting and aesthetically pleasing for curb appeal, safety and value.
Your roof needs to keep you dry in winter and cool in summer. It’s there to protect you and your family from the elements. Metal roofing can last for many years but will need replacing long before a slate roof. It will rust and leaking will occur over its lifetime. It will oxidise during this time causing the original colour to fade and turn a rusty brown patchwork. Often resembling an old outback farm shed. It’s also noisy when it rains and often cheapens the look of a beautiful home.
Metal roofing can last for many years but will need replacing long before a slate roof. It will rust and leaking will occur over its lifetime. It will oxidise during this time causing the original colour to fade and turn a rusty brown patchwork. Often resembling an old outback farm shed. It’s also noisy when it rains and often cheapens the look of a beautiful home.
Slate roofs are made of stone. They don’t oxidize. Slate doesn’t fade and the sound of rain on a slate roof is not deafening like tin can be, but quieter and desirable. Slate roofs are far superior than other roofing materials and the problems that affect other roofing materials.
Terracotta becomes brittle as it ages. Concrete tiles become porous and the colour fades. Slate roofs are fire proof and will protect you in a fire. Stone doesn’t burn. Because of slates overall fireproofing qualities it increases your home’s overall protection.
In standard Australian homes, terracotta, metal and concrete tiles are commonly used and don’t have the flat, low profile, sleek and uniform appearance that slate attains. Therefore, doesn’t draw as much attention to a discerning home owner. Aesthetically they enhance your homes appearance and value. Other roofing material widely used in Australia looks common and just doesn’t compete.
Slate tiles last five times as long as metal, concrete and terracotta, which due to their properties need replacing sometimes every thirty to forty years, ending up in landfills as they are not recyclable. Because slate is a natural product it is environmentally a better choice.
Street appeal for home owners and investors is extremely important. The overall look of slate is far superior to other roofing materials, adding value and protection to your biggest investment. Your home.
Slate tiles come in a range of colours to suit all tastes, complimenting and enhancing any home or building. Installation creates unique roof patterning, enhancing the overall architectural features of a simple property or architecturally designed home. They can be laid in many different patterns which seen from the street and garden look amazing. Slate suits any style of architecture, looking fantastic on modern homes and period properties.
Many desirable period homes in popular Australian suburbs have slate roofing. Victorian and Edwardian in particular. These properties never lose their value and are often carefully repaired and new slate added when extensions and restoration projects are in progress. Thus extending their properties and the life of old slate roofs for generations to come.
Slate tiles are more labour intensive to install than concrete, metal or terracotta and yes they cost more initially. But a slate roof will not need replacing for many generations. The cost of replacing and repairing a roof in your later years is expensive and often prohibitive.
The installation of the best quality guaranteed slate roofing will add peace of mind and is a preferred roofing material among roofers. A slate roof is affordable, adding value to your investment. A slate roof has stunning aesthetic appeal. A slate roof is completely fire resistant. A slate roof has a low environmental impact and is the longest lasting and best roofing material for your biggest investment and home.