If you are building or renovating your home, barn, or workshop, among other structures, consider fibre cement roofing. Here is how you will benefit from a fibre cement roofing.

Lightweight Property

Fibre cement is a naturally lightweight material. This property makes it very easy to work with in terms of transportation and installation. In addition, because of their light weight, fibre cement slates, panels, or tiles won't require heavy load bearing of your roof construction, meaning that less timber may be needed for the structure. This can help you save on costs of timber.

Dimensional Stability

Fibre cement tiles and slates have structural consistency that will eliminate the need for preliminary sorting on site. This structural consistency makes the material more resistant to chipping, warping, marring, peeling, and cracking. Resistance to these effects means that the material is durable and will therefore serve you for a long time.

Besides the durability that comes with dimensional stability, the elimination of the need for preliminary sorting of the slates or tiles on site can reduce any associated costs. This may, in turn, reduce your installation costs significantly.

Ease of Maintenance

Fibre cement roofing doesn't require sealing or staining like most of its other roofing counterparts. For routine maintenance of your fibre cement roofing, you may only need to hose it down periodically to remove dirt and other debris.


Fibre cement is highly versatile. It comes in a wide range of options, including tiles and slates. You can get it in a wide range of colours as well to suit your home décor. While coating your fibre cement roof as part of maintenance is not necessary, you can still paint it with your paint colour of choice for aesthetic appeal because it holds paint well.

Weather Resistance

Fibre cement is resistant to extreme temperature variations, wind effect, UV rays, and rain. This means that it is a suitable roofing material for any kind of climate.

Resistance to Fungi

The concrete-like substances used in the manufacture of fibre cement make it resistant to fungi and mould, which is unlike wooden roofs. This fungus resistance can reduce the amount of replacements or maintenance required on your roof.

Fire Retardant Property

Fibre cement is also fire retardant. This means that, in case of a fire, you won't have to worry about the fire spreading fast and causing more severe damages.

Resistance to Bugs

Fibre cement roof doesn't offer any food sources for insects or bugs. Therefore, you shouldn't need to worry about insect-proofing your roof.