Slate roofing is widely regarded as the premier roofing material not only for its natural beauty, but its extreme longevity and durability. Even as the most durable roofing material on the market, there may be times when your slate roof becomes damaged due to extreme weather or other conditions. When that happens, the team at Murnane Slate Roofing are here to help.
Whilst damage due to weather should be minimal, there are some things that you should know about slate if you do suspect damage or observe damage to your slate roof. Here’s some information on slate roofs and what you should do if your slate roof is damaged.
How Slate Becomes Damaged
Slate is the most durable roofing material available today and can last for centuries with proper maintenance and upkeep. However, we all know that weather conditions can be extreme here in Australia, and there are other circumstances that may damage your roof, such as renovations or even fires in your home.
While rare, slate may become damaged. Fortunately, slate is very easy to replace, and the damage should be minimal, even in the most extreme conditions. When your slate roof becomes damaged, the best thing you can do is contact the experts at Murnane Slate Roofing.
Inspecting Your Roof For Damage
If you do suspect any damage to your slate roof, you need to be extremely careful when you’re inspecting your roof. Damaged tiles can become loose and slide off of your roof entirely, which can be dangerous if you step on a damaged tile and can be dangerous for anyone on the ground that may not see the tiles coming.
When you are on your roof, touch each tile before you step on them. Inspect your tiles to see if there are any cracks or chips, and make sure that your tiles are secured. If you do see cracks or notice that tiles are loose, do not step on them or place any tools directly on them. The additional weight can cause them to dislodge from your roof entirely, which can be dangerous.
When To Call Murnane Slate Roofing
As we mentioned, it takes a lot to damage a slate tile. There may be times when you do need to call Murnane Slate roofing when it comes to damage. If there are large pieces that are missing from your slate tiles or if your tiles are loose, contact our team immediately so we can replace your tiles and secure your roof.
If you notice any leaking in your roof, there may be structural integrity issues underneath your roof that need addressed as well, and our team can help you determine the extent of the damage. From extreme damage to slate roof restorations, the team at Murnane Slate Roofing is here for all of your slate roofing needs.
How Murnane Slate Roofing Can Help
Your slate roof is a centrepiece of your home. Whether you have a heritage residence or a new build, choosing slate can take your home’s look to the next level. Nobody likes a damaged roof, and damaged slate can ruin the look of your entire roof. Whether you have a few cracks in your slate or you want a completely new slate roof, we can help out.
We have years of experience replacing and restoring slate roofs as well as installing completely new roofs. Our team has the expertise and skill you need to repair your slate if it does become damaged. Don’t attempt to repair your slate roof yourself if you do notice damage. Not only is it dangerous, but improper repair techniques can cause even more damage to your roof.
For more information on our slate roof services or to schedule a repair service, contact our team today.