Slate roof tiles do require replacement regardless of how much effort and investment you put into maintenance. Even if the whole of your roof might stay intact for decades or even centuries, some of the tiles might need to be replaced due to damage. Especially in Sydney you can get some wild storms and big chunks of hail.
Natural slate used for roofing purposes across NSW and the rest of Australia is one of the most durable material choices. While they are quite resilient compared to other tiling options, damage does occur. Tiles on your roof might break due to impacts such as falling tree branches, various types of debris and hail. Accumulated water can also lead to ice dams that cause severe tile damage.
But how do you know that your tiles are damaged enough to warrant replacement? Read on to find out.
Follow these guidelines to detect signs of slate roof tile damage:
Damage can spread from a single slate roof tile to large sections of your roof within very short time periods. So you should try not to ignore even minor signs of tile damage.
If you need help regarding ascertaining the needs of slate tile replacement, get in touch with certified NSW roofing professionals at The Slate Roofing Company.