What is Natural Slate Roofing?

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What is Slate?

For nearly a thousand years, slate has been used as a roofing material. Due to being effectively waterproof, retaining a natural and unique aesthetic whilst having a potential lifespan of over 150 years, slate has been an exceeding popular roofing material. If you are planning on having Slate shingles installed it is important to know what kind of slate roofing solution would work best for you!

Finding suitable roofing products  that work for you can be challenging at the best of times! Whether it’s repairing slate tiles or a brand new installation project, factoring in all the potential variables between the different options available can get a bit much! Because having your roofing installed is such an important element to (something) it would be ideal to have it done properly by a professional. When poorly installed, repairing slate roofing can be a costly and time consuming process.

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Natural Slate Roofing

The timeless quality of natural slate is hard to compete with. Oftentimes surpassing the lifespan of the buildings foundation itself, Natural slate can reliably have a 100 year long life.  One major bonus to having slate roofing is that it is incredibly resistant to the elements, especially in comparison to other roofing materials.

Possessing a significant resistance to fire, exceptionally low water absorption and being highly energy efficient, Natural slate is ideal for pretty much any climate. Slate tiles have a distinguished look that is custom suited to the specific dimensions of the building’s roof.  The culmination of all of these qualities adds a decent value to the structure it is installed on.

Synthetic Slate

Synthetic slate, while sharing an aesthetical resemblance to natural slate is comprised of fibre cement. This results in a lighter set of tiles that can last up to 50 years. While this is a substantially shorter lifespan compared to natural slate, the price of synthetic slate roofing is often a fair amount cheaper.

Synthetic slates share the high level of elemental resistance offered by natural slates. We offer Ardonit and Montana composite slate tiles both with a fibre cement design. Perfect for pretty much any project, installing composite slate is easy and maintains that classic natural slate look. 

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What Natural Slate Do I choose for my roofing solution?

When looking for a natural slate roofing solution for your home, look no further than these types of available slate roofing tiles

  • Spanish Slate – Del Carmen slate, a Spanish slate procured from the Cabrera Mountains, is known on an international level for its beautiful blue grey colour scheme. Highly durable, this Spanish slate holds its rich colour by resisting the effects of the elements. In fact, Del Carmen slate is so sought after it has even been used by the Buckingham palace and the British museum!
  • Welsh Slate – Universally seen as the highest standard of slate, welsh Penrhyn slate is derived from the penrhyn quarry in Bethesda, Wales. Only the top 10% of the highest quality slate is procured for use in roofing. Named “Bangor blue” slate due to its uniquely beautiful blue tone, Welsh Penrhyn slate sets a very high standard for slating solutions.
  • Canadian Slate – When it comes to high quality slate, Canadian Glendyne slate shares a comparable quality to welsh slate. Identified by its remarkably smooth and lightly textured finish, Canadian glendyne slate looks amazing on pretty much any roof. From a 500 million year old slate deposit found in Quebec, the incomparably gorgeous blue tone is completely free of imperfections.

We offer (20 Years) warranty on our slate roof tiles. For unbeatable quality and experience, get in touch with us online for a detailed quote or simply  give us a call now on 1300 102 908. We would love to hear from you!

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