Composite Slate Roofing
If you’re interested in slate roofing, but not sure that you can afford the high up-front cost of natural Welsh slate, or other authentic slate materials, NSW Slate Roofing can help.
We specialise in the installation of all kinds of slate. We don’t just install natural slate – we can also install synthetic slate.
Composite slate is a great alternative to a natural slate roof. It offers a beautiful appearance and a life span of more than 30 years, and it’s low-maintenance roofing material.
SVK Composite Slate
There are two primary types of SVK composite slate tiles – Ardonit and Montana. Both types of slate use a fibre cement design. First, a blend of synthetic and natural cellulose fibers is pressed. Then, Portland cement is used to fill each of the molds, and left to cure. The result is a high quality roof material that can be used for almost any project.
Composite roof systems are easy to install and mimic the appearance of natural slate, and each slate shingle will be completely uniform in appearance.
Ardonit slates are exceptionally strong, stronger than the European EN 492 standard and able to stand up to class 4 impact. They also use a proprietary resin layer for waterproofing, and are double-coated with paint for a unique appearance.
Montana slates are textured, so they look more like natural slate. They are water-resistant with moss-resistant elements, and are built to be resistant to breakage both from pyrites and microscopic fractures.
Tapco Inspire Composite Slate
Tapco’s Inspire slate roofing tiles are made of a composite of recyclable plastic and dolomitic limestone. Each tile features a differing random texture and chamfered edges of natural slate. The Inspire Composite slates are a prestigious, recyclable roofing product that is not only lightweight and colourfast but is almost indestructible. Some benefits of installing Inspire slates include:
- No time consuming grading necessary
- Lighter, quicker & safer to place in position
- No loss from chips or breakages
- Nail gun fixing incredibly easy and fast
The benefits of Inspire composite slates combined, can achieve up to 30-50% reduction in installation costs when compared to natural slate installation. Natural slate is heavier and has a more irregular natural shape, which means a lot of time spent fixing and securing in place with hammers and nails.
Monie Elemental Tiles
NSW Slate Roofing now offers you Monier’s new inspired range of roof tiles that deliver strength and beauty.
The Monier Elemental Tiles Series gives you the option of choosing from a range of sizes and colours to suit your needs, whether you have a low-pitch contemporary roof or a more modern slate interpretation.
Is Composite Slate Better Than Natural Welsh Slate?
That depends on what you’re looking for. In some situations, composite slate can certainly be a better choice than natural Welsh Penrhyn slate.
First, composite slate is much less expensive per square metre than natural Welsh slate. It’s usually a better choice for homeowners on a budget – especially if you do not need the 100-year lifespan of a traditional slate roof.
Composite slate is also more uniform than natural Welsh slate, and easier to install. Because composite roofing uses man-made roof tiles that are identical, you will get a more seamless appearance than traditional slate.
Composite roofing products can also be painted, so they are available in more colors than natural Welsh slate – which is usually only available in grey and blue.
Installation costs are also usually lower for composite roofing. Natural Welsh slate requires a much more complex installation process, which requires years of experience as a slater. But with composite roofing products, you can benefit from a slate-like appearance with a much lower cost of installation.
Get An Estimate For Synthetic Slate Today
NSW Slate Roofing Sydney can offer you a range of slate roofing solutions and will be happy to provide you with a full consultation on what product may best suit your needs.
If you’re interested in either synthetic slate or natural slate, please get in touch with NSW Slate Roofing today. Our owner, Kinsley Denning, is a master slater who has been in business for more than 20 years. You can trust us to help you with roof repair as well as the installation of composite slate roofs.
Contact us today for a cost estimate, and see if synthetic slate is the right choice for your roofing project.
Customer satisfaction is our number one priority.