5 good reasons to renovate your house with fibre cement slates

Renovation is clearly trending. More and more homeowners want to create a new look for their homes. And depending on the state of the building, some are left with no other choice than to renovate. Fibre cement slates are the perfect material for any reason. In addition to their durability, quick installation and light weight, they also offer countless other architectural design effects and options.

Have you also got a renovation project in the works for your home, but aren’t quite sure how to get started? Discover five good reasons to choose fibre cement slates now!

1. You don’t need any additional support or reinforcement for the truss

Slates offer great added value and are a versatile and useful material during renovation works. Because the slates are so light, they can be installed on lighter trusses or a lighter frame without requiring any additional reinforcement. It’s not even necessary to provide additional support when you’re using facade slates to renovate your facade. On top of that, it’s also possible to fit the external facade with thermal insulation without having to go over the building line.

2. The entire building shell can be fitted with slates in one go, for the perfect streamlined result

Since both roof and facade slates are available, you could go for a total makeover and take care of the entire building shell in one go. Having the roof slates seamlessly transition into the facade creates a fantastic outcome. This method can be used to quickly transform a tired old building into a trendy, modern home.

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3. You can give your creativity free rein by working with a wide range of colours and patterns

TekstvakYour home is essentially your business card. You choose the precise look yourself and can put something of your own personality into the home’s overall appearance. Fibre cement slates come in a huge variety of shades and colours, so that you can truly personalise your roof and facade. The colour palette ranges from contemporary shades of grey to warm, earthy tones. The classic choice is often for a single colour; however, going for a few striking colour accents is definitely an option too. Or you could go for subtle tone-on-tone effect.

In addition, there are also several different ways to arrange the slates. By selecting a particular pattern, you gain an opportunity to create all kinds of architectural design effects and determine the overall appearance of your home. A few pattern designs include chequerboard, 3-tab, staggered butt, vertical line effect and cassette system.

4. Slates can easily be paired with wood or stone

Fibre cement slates combine well with natural wood or stone to create a really lovely, contemporary look. You could go for the warm feel characteristic of wood and pair it with a sleek slate design, or go for a rustic look with brick. That way you can combine naturally or artificially weathered wood with a light or dark grey fibre cement slate. 

5. Enduring and ironclad guarantees

Rain, snow, wind, fire, vermin, etc. can all cause trouble. That’s why we’ve developed our materials to stand the test of time, whatever the weather.

We extensively test our materials by exposing them to extreme weather conditions so that we can be sure your roof and facade will still look great in 20 years’ time.

The result? Durable materials that are low maintenance, frost-proof, don’t rust or rot and that are impervious to mould and vermin. That way you can concentrate on what really matters.

Not convinced yet? Check out our ironclad guarantees, so that you can have peace of mind from now on.

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Ironclad guarantees

At Cedral, we have absolute faith in the quality of our products, and that’s why we offer all kinds of extended guarantees:

  • Our slates, aesthetically pleasing and perfect for renovations, enjoy a 30-year guarantee on their intrinsic attributes.

  • For general and uniform wear, we offer a 15-year guarantee on standard slates.

  • Lastly, we offer a 10-year guarantee on lichen-free Boronda slates.