As many homeowners may know, slate is one of the most durable roofing choices available today. Many heritage homes have slate roofs that have lasted well over a century, and through proper maintenance, can last at least a century more. What many people may not know is that slate is also an environmentally-friendly choice.

At Murnane Slate Roofing, we believe in employing sustainable business practices, from sourcing and refining slate to the final slate installation. We strive to create roofing solutions that are sustainable for Australia’s environment. Here’s why slate is an environmentally-friendly choice.

Slate is Natural

One of the biggest reasons that slate is an environmentally-friendly choice is that slate is a natural material. Rather than choosing a material that is harmful to the environment, slate is a natural resource that won’t harm wildlife once it is disposed of.

Some popular roofing materials are composite materials, containing some natural materials such as wood and flagstone, as well as materials such as plastic or metals. These materials take hundreds of years to decompose, while slate can simply be reclaimed by the environment.


As we mentioned, slate can last for virtually hundreds of years with proper maintenance. A more durable roofing material means less frequent replacements, which as a positive impact on the amount of waste your home or business produces. By choosing slate as your roofing material, you can keep damaged or deteriorated roofing materials out of Australia’s landfills.

Slate also requires far fewer repair services than other roofing materials. When you’re in need of frequent roofing repairs, resources such as repair materials, physical labour, and transportation are needed more often. Using more resources such as plastics and metals means more waste is being produced.

Cost of Repairs and Replacement

When considering the overall cost of your roof over the lifetime of your structure, it makes much more sense to choose a slate roof than any other material. First and foremost, slate is extremely durable and is far less likely to need repairs or replacements. What may damage other roofing materials may have little to no impact on a solid slate roof.

When it does come time to repair or replace parts of your slate roof, the costs are surprisingly low. It’s very rare to have to replace an entire slate roof, as the slate tiles can be replaced individually, saving you time and money on your replacement. Choosing a slate roof saves you money in repairs and replacements over the lifetime of your structure.

Sustainably Sourced

Murnane Slate Roofing believes in sustainability in everything we do. That means we fully vet our sourcing partners to ensure they use sustainable sourcing practices. Some slate companies cut corners to reduce costs and source more slate to sell. These shortcuts often have negative impacts on our environment, which is something that the team at Murnane Slate Roofing will never do.

We are committed to leaving our environment better than we found it, which means we use practical, environmentally-friendly techniques in everything that we do.

Murnane Slate Roofing

Founded in 1966, Murnane Slate Roofing is the area’s leader in quality slate roofs. We have helped countless homes and businesses upgrade their roofs to beautiful slate. We are committed to excellent service, and when you choose Murnane Slate Roofing as your next roofing partner, you can be assured you are getting the best of the best.

We understand how important it is to protect our environment and do everything we can to minimise our impact on Australia’s wildlife. For more sustainable roofing practices or to get started on your next roofing project, contact the slate roof experts at Murnane Slate Roofing today.

Our team of experienced roofers specializes in all aspects of slate roofing, offering top-notch services such as slate tile roof installation, slate roof tiles in Melbourne, and the use of high-quality Welsh slate tiles. From expert craftsmanship to attention to detail, we ensure your slate roof is installed or restored to perfection, guaranteeing long-lasting beauty and durability for your home.