Slate Roof Installation
Slate has been used as a roofing material for hundreds of years, for both the aesthetic appeal it brings to a building as well as the practical properties it naturally has:
- Slate tiles are very durable ensuring that your new roof installation will require little future maintenance.
- Slate absorbs very little water (it has a water absorption index of less than 0.5%) making it waterproof.
- Insulating – reduces noise pollution and energy expenditure.
- More environmentally friendly than other building materials due to its smaller carbon footprint (Inventory of Carbon and Energy, University of Bath (UK)).
Slate is a ‘lifetime’ roofing system that combines impressive durability with an undeniably elegant look. At Top Tier Slate Roofing we provide superior slate roof installations through the Melbourne area, using slate of the highest quality to ensure your roof maintains its longevity and beauty. As full service roofing contractors we are experts when it comes to choosing the right slate for your home.
One of the defining features of slate is its natural beauty. Enhancing the appeal of any architectural style, slate roof installation can be tailored to suit any home style and decor. At Top Tier Slate Roofing we provide a range of slate styles and colours, creating a flexible canvas to suit your most important asset – your home. Some of our most popular slate roof tiles include:
Slate from Wales is sourced from two quarries, Penrhyn and Cwt-y-Bugail, and is well-known as the highest quality slate available due to its ability to withstand the harshest of weather conditions. Perfect for Melbourne’s grey winters, Welsh Slate colours signify their origin – Heather Blue from Penrhyn quarry and Welsh Dark Grey from Cwt-y-Bugail quarry.
Canadian Slate, also known as Glendyne slate, comes from Saint Marc du Lac Long in Quebec. It is bluish/grey in colour and, like Welsh slate, has excellent durability and will not fade in colour when exposed to the harsh Australian sun.
There can be a great deal of variation in the quality of Spanish slate. At Top Tier Slate Roofing we only source quality slate that will last. Slate from Del Carmen in Spain is black in colour and provides a stunning visual statement.
An eco-friendly alternative to new slate is using the original slate from your roof if it is of sufficient quality. The slate will be carefully removed, old battens and felt will be replaced with new, and the original slate reinstated (re-roofing). Another popular use of reclaimed slate is in roof extensions. Repurposed slate is colour-matched to ensure a smooth transition from original roof to extension.
Slate tiles are extremely durable, so your new slate roof installation will require very little maintenance. Slate also has extremely low water absorption properties – with a water absorption index of less than 0.5%, so it acts as waterproof surface too. With it’s all round durability, Slate is also fire-resistant, which adds that extra peace of mind.
More than just a strong and secure roof above your head, slate also provides insulating properties, reducing noise pollution and energy expenditure – the jack of all trades protecting your home and contents. With a small carbon footprint, slate is also the environmentally friendly option. The slate roof installation cost is often seen as a negative, as it is more expensive than a standard architectural shingle roof. However, with it’s low-maintenance and lengthy lifespan it represents a single investment with considerable value. On top of that, a slate roof increases the value of your property, just another reason a slate roof installation is the smart choice.
If you are thinking about a slate roof installation, Top Tier Slate Roofing will work with you to choose the right type of slate to create a beautiful, functional and secure roof that will last the lifetime of your home. To request a free quote or to find out more about our slate roofing Melbourne options, please contact us and speak to one of our friendly and experienced professionals today!
In addition to the slate, other materials that will be used to install your slate roof are:
- Breathable felt membrane
- Pine battens (40mm x 35mm)
- Copper or stainless steel clout nails
What Client’s Say
My roof was in bad shape and needed a major overhaul. I called Top Tier and was given a reasonable quote. Very professional service and the work was done quickly. I would definitely use them again.
We are very happy with our new roof. Chris answered all our questions and helped us make choices within our budget. Highly recommend if you are looking for a new roof.
Many thanks for the great job!! Done ahead of schedule and no clean up afterwards. Beautiful work!