Why choose Slate? For us at Heritage Slate Roofing it’s a no brainer. This is because day in day out we are surrounded by this beautiful material which we install all over NSW. We see first hand the quality, sophistication & dynamic ability this material has to work with all styles of homes from traditional to modern or even a blend of the two. But of course it’s not for everyone but hear me out for little under a minute & I’ll explain to you the 5 key points to take away using slate as your roofing choice.
- Aesthetic Appeal
One of the most eye-catching features of slate is its natural beauty, followed by its truly uncontested durability and longevity. Slate will enhance the look of any architectural style from modern to traditional, and is available in a variety of natural slate colour and textures.
Slate’s colour options include green, gray, black, purple, red as well as tiles that sport a mixture of colours. Moreover, slate shingles are shaped by hand to meet specific requirements and can be custom made in a variety of thicknesses and sizes. Regardless of its age, slate will maintain its distinctive appearance throughout it’s vast lifespan.
When it comes to longevity there are few roofing materials that compete with slate. A slate roof will quite easily last over 100 years, which is at least double of what other roofing materials can vouch as a guarantee.
We at Heritage offer a 100 year manufacturer warranty & a 20 year workmanship guarantee on all our new slate roofing systems. For people who do not plan to ever sell their home, the incredible longevity of slate is a highly desirable benefit.
- Durability and Low Maintenance
Being a sub product from natural stone, slate is more durable than any man-made material. High density of slate makes it waterproof, meaning that it will not absorb water. Slate is completely non-combustible and will protect your home in the event of a fire. Slate is also highly resistant to any temperature fluctuations and inclement weather conditions, making it ideal in areas prone to heavy rain, snow, and wind.
Moreover, a slate roof will not be affected by fungus and mould. These properties make a slate roof practically maintenance free, allowing you to have peace of mind, without having to spend extra cash on expensive maintenance and repairs.
- High Resale Home Value
Installing a slate roof on a house greatly increases its resale value. Moreover, slate’s permanence, durability and aesthetic appeal will make your home more attractive to prospective buyers if you ever do decide to put your house up on market.
- Environmentally – Friendly
Slate’s longevity makes it an environmentally friendly roofing choice. Roofing waste from roofs that get replaced every 10-20 years currently accounts for 5% of all construction waste that fills up our shrinking landfill space. With a slate roof, you will not be contributing to this problem!
So there you have it, the big 5! Of course case by case Slate may not be the right choice for your home but at least you know now the various benefits of this wonder material.
From the Heritage Team.