Here in Australia, we often experience extreme weather and storms that can cause significant damage to our homes and businesses. To help prevent costly damage to your home, you should consider your roofing material wisely. Slate is one of the most durable, resistant roofing materials on the market today.

Not only will slate effectively protect your home from weather and other hazards, but slate will also improve the look of your home and your home’s overall value. At Murnane Slate Roofing, we pride ourselves in providing exceptional slate roof installation services at competitive pricing. If you’re interested in updating your roof or you have an upcoming construction project, here’s how a slate roof can make all the difference.

Weather

Severe weather causes billions of dollars in damages across Australia each and every year. High winds, torrential winds, and lightning damage homes and businesses, and many other roofing materials simply aren’t able to stand up to extreme weather. Slate roofing is naturally resistant to extreme weather, meaning your home will be protected all year long.

High-quality natural slate is durable and water-resistant. It’s important to have your slate roof installed properly, otherwise, high winds can dislodge slate tiles and leave your roof susceptible to damage. With staggered tiles, heavy rainfall is directed away from your home and safely into drainage systems.

Debris

Some storms can cause heavy debris to fall on your roof, which can cause catastrophic damage not only to your roof, but to the overall structure of your home. Slate is incredibly strong and durable. Debris that falls on a slate roof has a much harder time damaging the roof and breaking through to the interior of the house than it would when falling on other roofing materials.

Debris can collect on roofs, adding weight to the roof and causing damage over time. Slate roofs not only are ideal during storms, but they make post-storm cleanup a breeze. Slate doesn’t collect and hold debris like other roof materials do, meaning most of the debris that falls on your roof during a storm may naturally fall off the slate by the time the storm is over.

Fire

In the rare event that your home is struck by lightning, you need a roofing material that isn’t going to help the fire spread. Slate is naturally fire-resistant and can actually help control and suppress a fire if it breaks out. If lightning strikes your roof, there’s a much lower chance that your roof will catch fire when you have a high-quality slate roof installed.

Longevity

Some storms are so severe that they completely destroy roofs, which leads to costly repairs and roof replacement. As one of the most durable roofing materials available today, slate can stand up to extreme weather and still remain intact. Even if a few of your slate tiles are damaged, it doesn’t take much to replace damaged tiles with new ones. When properly maintained, slate roofs are known to last well over a century, making them a fantastic investment. Whether you’ve had a bad experience with storms in the past or you’re simply preparing your home for the future, slate is an excellent choice.

Murnane Slate Roofing

These are just a few of the incredible benefits that slate has to offer. From added safety and security to increasing the value of your home, it makes sense to upgrade your home’s roof to high-quality slate. For more information on updating your roof to slate or to schedule your one on one consultation, contact the team at Murnane Slate Roofing today.