Natural slate is considered a high-end roofing material that not only offers an upscale look, it also enhances a variety of architectural styles. And whilst all slate roofing options are fireproof, water repellent and exceptionally durable, there are several other things to consider before settling on a specific tile type.

Choosing a Slate Tile

Slate roofing has been used for Australian roofs for over 150 years because homeowners understand that it’s low-maintenance, long-lasting and naturally beautiful option. But what type of slate is best for your home? The following questions can help you make an informed decision about your new roof.

Will my home hold the weight of a slate tile roof? If you’re unsure, it’s advised to have a roofing professional assess your home’s structural integrity before you set your sights on a slate roof.

What colour slate will accentuate my home’s paint and existing style? Since slate comes in naturally occurring colours, the most common pigments are black, gray, tan, red and green. The colour varies even between the same colour shade depending on the mineral composition of the tiles.

What’s the best warranty I can get for my money? Since slate tiles are quite sturdy, warranties can  range from 50 years all the way to 100 years. This is the reasons why slate roofs are an excellent investment for homeowners who aren’t planning to move.

What if I can’t afford a slate roof? Whilst slate is one of the world’s most durable roofing materials, it is also costly to purchase and install. If slate tiles don’t fit your budget, there is a range of synthetic slate options. Ask Murnane Slate Roofing about affordable alternatives to natural slate.

Looking for an eco-friendly roofing material? When you choose a slate roof that is guaranteed to last up to 100 years, you’re reducing waste and keeping your roofing materials out of landfills for a century or more. That’s great news for environmentally conscious homeowners.

Looking for a Reputable Slate Roofing Contractor?

If you’re in Victoria and looking to upgrade your shingle roof to a durable, environmentally friendly slate roof, consider Murnane Slate Roofing. We’re a reliable slate roofing professional with over 40 years of experience in residential & commercial roofing! Reach out and speak to one of our friendly staff members today on 03 5339 3569 or 0408 508 414.