Slate roofing is known for its quality, beauty, and long life. Whether it’s a heritage home or a commercial building, a slate roof is a great choice not only for practical purposes, but slate is simply beautiful. Murnane Slate Roofing is here to help you with your new slate roof or your slate roofing repairs. Here’s why slate is the perfect choice for both homes and businesses and how the team at Murnane Slate Roofing can help with your slate roof project.

Why the Right Material is Important

Your roofing material is an extremely important choice for your home or business. While slate may not be the first roofing material that comes to mind, it should be. Slate is an incredibly durable material that’s going to stand up to the test of time. You can rest assured that your home and business are protected against debris and weather for a long time to come.

Slate is known to last for centuries, so a one-time investment can last for more than your lifetime. Investing in a material as durable and long-lasting as slate gives you peace of mind. Less durable materials need to be repaired and replaced regularly, which may end up costing you more money in the long run. Continually paying for repairs and replacements for the roof of your home or business can quickly get out of hand.

Different Styles and Colours

Slate can vary in both colour and texture depending on where in the world the slate came from. You can get slate from Wales, Canada, and the United States to name a few common slate exporters. At Murnane Slate Roofing Melbourne, we have some of the highest-quality slate in the world and have patterns and colours to match your style needs. Colours can range from deep black and hints of purple to light grey. Consult with one of our slate experts to discuss your style and colour needs.

Safety First

Aside from colour and longevity, slate is a popular roofing material because of how safe it is. The natural material is resistant to fire, so you can be sure if something happens to your home or business, your roof is helping naturally deter the fire from spreading. Slate is also naturally resistant to mould, which can cut down on your home or business upkeep costs. If left untreated, mould can spread to other areas of the house and can be expensive to fix. Installing a slate roof can help naturally fight off mould from entering your home or business.

Slate makes sense for the winter months as well. When temperatures reach their lowest points at winter’s peak, slate can help protect your pipes from freezing, expanding, and cracking by acting as an additional source of insulation. Frozen and busted pipes cause countless dollars of damage every year. You also won’t need to worry about the cold damaging your roof. Cold temperatures can cause other materials to freeze and break because they absorb water. Slate won’t absorb water, meaning it won’t freeze and break like other roofing materials.

Readying Your Home or Business

Since slate is a natural stone, it’s important to make sure that your building is structurally sound enough to take on the weight of a slate roof. Have your roof and structure thoroughly inspected before the installation process begins. After a successful inspection, contact the experts at Murnane Slate Roofing to start your slate installation or repair service. No matter the project, our team will be with you every step of the way. Give us a call or send us an email today for more information on our slate roof services.