Roof of your house is one of the most important part, but nobody considers it as an exciting project for home remodelling. However, if you are not careful enough to check the condition of your roof, suddenly out of blue you may find leakage and, in that case, experts may recommend replacement of your roof.
As far as Sydney slate roofing is concerned, there are a number of materials preferred for roofing. Many people often prefer slate roofing from NSW Slate Roofing of Sydney, a well-known specialist for slate roofing.
Slate roofing is considered to be one of the most durable roofing materials and once you replace it with slate roofing then you can be rest assured that it will last long. However, for that, you must regularly maintain it by following these steps:
- Regularly inspect your interiors to check for any signs of leakage
- Also, check the condition of the roof from outside
- Check if any slate has fallen
- Do an annual inspection with the help of slate roofing expert.
Besides slate material you can also consider the following materials too for your roof.
- Rolled roofing
Mostly for shops and sheds as well as other utilitarian structures, rolled roofing materials are preferred option and consist of mineral-impregnated and also asphalt-impregnated rolled material having mineral granules topping.
- Built-up roofing
Such roofing systems are usually constructed with many roofing felt layers impregnated with asphalt and applied in hot condition. The felt will be applied to form barrier with 2 – 4 layers, then finely crushed stone layer is embedded in the hot tar over top.
- Membrane roofing
There are different types of membrane which can be used like:
- Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer
- Chloro-sulfonated polyethylene and Chlorinated polyethylene sheets
- Polymer-modified bitumen
- Asphalt composite shingles
Another popular roof material is made from asphalt topped with fiberglass base and mineral granules. All these 3-tab shingles are good choice for your home roofing needs.
- Seam metal roofing
Another most common variety of metal roof and it has been so named as the roofing panels of aluminium or steel will meet in the raised seams which interlock for keeping moisture out.
- Metal shingles/shakes
Made out of stamped metal and are finished with mineral granules or high-quality baked-on coating, such metal shingles are fabricated to appear very much like any traditional wooden shakes, asphalt shingles, or even slate/clay tiles.
- Wooden shingles/shakes
It is very attractive looking, but quite expensive as well. Also, they have few limitations. Usually, they may not be durable and poor choice in such areas that will get moisture or danger of fire.
- Clay tile
A very good type of roofing material particularly for hot climate and where there is presence of salt air. Therefore, such roofs are mostly used in south coastal regions or in desert regions.
- Concrete tile
Another alternate to concrete tile with similar techniques used for installation and also have similar advantages. These concrete tiles are moulded from the standard sand-mix concrete coloured to whatever colour hues are preferred.