Heritage slate roofing specialist, Sydney

CommercialResidentialHeritage Roofing

Architectural Roofing Services, a trusted and reliable heritage slate roofing company serves commercial heritage and residential clients all over Sydney NSW, VIC and South Australia. Known for our expertise in heritage roofing, we have over 30 years’ of experience and knowledge in providing high-quality roofing solutions in Sydney. 

Commercial heritage buildings

Church│Cathedrals │Schools │Universities │Public Buildings │Industrial 

Residential heritage buildings

Residential private property 

Architectural Roofing Services, tenders and undertakes slate heritage roof repair, restoration, and new slate roof installation work across Sydney, NSW and Victoria. Our heritage roofing quality and service delivery is unmatched, we strive to do the best to be the best in the roofing industry in Australia

For every slate roofing project we undertake, we ensure to use the best quality premium grade slates such as Welsh Penrhyn, Canadian Glendyne and Spanish Pizarras. A new slate roof lifespan of 80-100 years is typical, although this can last longer if they are well maintained.

A slate roof is a true depiction of elegance and simplicity.

We work with our clients from the initial site inspection until the very end to ensure that the project deadline and project specifications are fulfilled and is in accordance with client requirements.

Heritage slate roofers, Sydney

Slate roofing dates back hundreds of years ago, its beauty is truly admirable. Slate roofing is one of the beautiful roofing materials and valued features a home can have in today’s realtor market.

A slate is a thin, flat and square/rectangular slab of stone that overlaps to another slate to ensure the roof is watertight and stay watertight for many years to come. The slates are fastened to a wood roof deck with nails. These 3 elements – slates, wood, and nails ensure to keep the structure of your home watertight for many decades to come.

Slate a comparable roofing solution:

  • Environment-friendly.
  • Notable style and elegance.
  • Minimal maintenance needed.
  • Choice of a smooth or textured finish.
  • A variety of colors to choose from.
  • Waterproof, fireproof, heat and acid-resistant.
  • Variety of grains to add depth to color and texture.
  •  Customisable sizes and shapes for decorative purposes.
  • Incredible lifespan – a hundred years is considered normal.

A common question – Why do slate roof fail?

Slate is stone but not all stone is of the same quality

Slate is stone and found in heavy slabs and graded based on the stone’s quality.

Architectural Roofing Services, a master in the heritage slate roof repair, restoration and new roof installation, can identify slates on the roof in question including its origin, longevity, characteristics, and quality.

Previous poor workmanship

An unqualified individual claiming to be a “slater” attempting to repair a slate roof. A slate roofing system is an investment and is an expensive roofing material, slate roof owners pay a good amount of their money to get their slate roof abused and then pay more good money to have them repaired and restored correctly. “BUY CHEAP PAY TWICE”.
Abused slate roofs are where homeowners allow other service contractors to walk on slate roof freely communicating no safety precautions, mismatched slates, coated and flashings incorrectly installed on the roof.

 People walking on the slate roof without taking any precautions

A professional slater will use a hook ladder to access a slate roof safely without causing damage, such as a crack to the slate roof. However, an inexperienced slate roofer can easily cause damage to the slates with foot traffic on its own.

Flashing failures

Metal flashings on a slate roof can wear out and cause slate to leak. Flashing is a metal joint installed between various planes of the roof preventing water leaks. The use of flashings is most commonly found in the areas chimneys and valleys along with dormers.

Nails contributing to the slate roof failure

New nails fastened onto an old slate roof will corrode under two conditions 1- Nails are of poor quality 2- Slate roof has reached the end of its life allowing moisture to penetrate through the roof and corroding the nails as well.

Our commitment to you!!

Kevin Allan, Director of Architectural Roofing Services,  has been in the heritage slate  roofing industry for over 30 years. Trained by accomplished craftsmen whose skills were passed down from generation to generation, Kevin takes pride in his work and in hiring a team of expert and experienced tradesmen. Our passion for the industry and expertise is clearly evident in every job we work on.

We are so confident in the quality of our work and the materials we use that we provide a 20-year warranty on all new slate roof projects. We don’t leave a stone unturned as we survey the work that needs to be done. We aim to be competitive in the market and it’s, therefore, no wonder we are one of the most highly sought after metal, lead, slate and copper roofing Sydney, NSW.

We work and understand roof components and materials which allows us to undertake a wide range of heritage metal, slate, and copper/zinc, as well as lead roof restoration projects in Sydney NSW.

We would be pleased to undertake a free no-obligation quotation. Simply complete the details in the Contact Us section of the site or send us an email at info@leadwork.com.au or give a call on 0416 243 396 or 02 9550 0498.