Cement Roof Tiles

Cement Roof Tiles

Tiles remain the most popular form of roofing material in developed countries today, and with good reason. Natural properties together with technological advances underpin the enduring success of Australia’s two main varieties: Concrete & Terracotta. Below are the benefits of Concrete Roof Tiles. 1. Long lasting – 20 year warranty With a 20 year warranty against defects1, Boral concrete roof tiles are made to last for a beautiful and hardwearing roof for your home. Boral concrete roof tiles are manufactured from durable concrete and they are strong – built to withstand our sometimes harsh Australian climate. 2. Range of Colours Modern concrete roof tiles are made from cement, graded sands and pigments and formed into a number of distinctive tile designs. Boral has developed a wide variety of roof tile colours so you can be confident in making the right choice for you. 3. Salt safe for coastal homes Boral concrete roof tiles are salt safe making them particularly suitable for homes built in coastal locations close to the breaking surf. This is a standard feature across the entire Boral concrete tile range. 4. Comfort indoors The thermal performance of a roof refers to how it affects the temperature inside the home and the energy used to maintain the temperature at a comfortable level. Add to the thermal performance of your Boral concrete roof by using sarking, increased insulation, a lighter roof colour and passive design considerations. The addition of sarking under tiles can reduce the need for cooling in the home and is recommended in all roofing applications. 5. Sound Performance Enjoy more peace and quiet at home with Boral concrete roof tiles as their density helps reduce sound inside the house from aircraft, trains and traffic.2 6. Low maintenance Once concrete roof tiles are properly installed, they require little maintenance for the life of the roof. Should a section of the roof ever be damaged or require modification (eg. installing a skylight), only the affected tiles usually require replacement or removal. 7. Fire resistance Boral concrete roof tiles are non-combustible and can be safely used in bushfire prone areas. In areas assessed as BAL-12 to BAL-40, sarking with a flammability index of not more than 5 must be installed under the tiles and cover the whole roof. In BAL-FZ areas specific construction requirements can be obtained at www.rtaa.com.au. >Construction requirements in BAL-FZ areas 8. Rainwater & Tank safety Boral concrete roof tiles are non-toxic and therefore can be suitable for the collection of rainwater for reuse as greywater. Boral Terracotta roof tiles are manufactured to AS 2049 ensuring the surface treatment is free of any elements or chemicals in concentrations known to be hazardous to health. 1 Refer to full warranty at the time of supply. 2 Cement and Concrete Association of Australia Technical Report. TR/F81.Sept. 1984, Roof Tile Association of Australia. Roofing Insights Main 01 Introduction 02 Why Roof Tiles? 03 Benefits of Terracotta 04 Benefits of Concrete 05 Choosing a Roof Tile 06 Roof Tile Photo Gallery 07 Basix 08 FAQS 09 Basic Roofing Terms >View our Concrete Roof Tile Range >Download the Benefits of Concrete Roof Tiles brochure
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Cement Roof Tiles

Why consider a tile roof instead of asphalt shingles? APPEARANCE There is not an asphalt shingle on the market that can match the superior aesthetics of clay and concrete roof tile. The numerous styles, hundreds of colors, and variety of finishes available with roof tile allow you and your designer to create a roof to suit virtually any architectural style or one that is entirely unique. PERFORMANCE Clay roof tile has been used for centuries worldwide and for good reason. Both clay roof tile and its modern partner, concrete, are not only beautiful but also extremely durable. With proper building design and installation, tile roofs can last 50 to 100 years or more. They do not rot in wet climates and are not susceptible to destruction by pests. They can be used in any climate or region and can withstand the severest weather conditions, including fire, wind, and snow. For these reasons, most roof tile manufacturers offer warranties of at least 50 years. ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY Both clay and concrete roof tiles are made from naturally occurring materials that do not deplete precious natural resources. They are manufactured without chemical preservatives, and old tiles can be recycled to make new tiles or other products. Moreover, roof tiles are energy efficient: because of the superior thermal capacity of roof tiles and the ventilated air space that their placement on the roof surface creates, a tile roof can lower air conditioning costs in hotter climates and produce more constant temperatures in colder regions, which reduces potential ice accumulation. COST EFFECTIVE With superior aesthetics, durability, and longevity, roof tile is a cost-effective alternative to other roofing products. A simple comparison of lifecycle costs makes clear that a tile roof is one of the best deals available today.
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Cement Roof Tiles

APPEARANCE There is not an asphalt shingle on the market that can match the superior aesthetics of clay and concrete roof tile. The numerous styles, hundreds of colors, and variety of finishes available with roof tile allow you and your designer to create a roof to suit virtually any architectural style or one that is entirely unique. PERFORMANCE Clay roof tile has been used for centuries worldwide and for good reason. Both clay roof tile and its modern partner, concrete, are not only beautiful but also extremely durable. With proper building design and installation, tile roofs can last 50 to 100 years or more. They do not rot in wet climates and are not susceptible to destruction by pests. They can be used in any climate or region and can withstand the severest weather conditions, including fire, wind, and snow. For these reasons, most roof tile manufacturers offer warranties of at least 50 years. ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY Both clay and concrete roof tiles are made from naturally occurring materials that do not deplete precious natural resources. They are manufactured without chemical preservatives, and old tiles can be recycled to make new tiles or other products. Moreover, roof tiles are energy efficient: because of the superior thermal capacity of roof tiles and the ventilated air space that their placement on the roof surface creates, a tile roof can lower air conditioning costs in hotter climates and produce more constant temperatures in colder regions, which reduces potential ice accumulation. COST EFFECTIVE With superior aesthetics, durability, and longevity, roof tile is a cost-effective alternative to other roofing products. A simple comparison of lifecycle costs makes clear that a tile roof is one of the best deals available today.
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Cement Roof Tiles

The main advantage of concrete tiles over clay tiles is their lower cost. Proponents of clay tiles usually mention two advantages of clay over concrete tiles: better colorfastness and longer physical durability. Colorfastness. The color of a clay tile is not affected by exposure to the elements; the same cannot be said of concrete tiles. Although most concrete roof tiles are manufactured with an integral pigment that colors the entire thickness of the tile, the color of concrete tiles will fade over time. “Concrete tile will never hold its color as well as clay,” says Ken McGee, owner of The Tile Man, a supplier and installer of concrete and clay roof tiles in Louisburg, N.C. Durability. Well-made concrete tiles should last a long time, although probably not as long as clay tiles; estimates range from 30 to 50 years. By contrast, many European clay tile roofs are still waterproof after a century of service. Traditional fired clay, although relatively easy to break, does not degrade from exposure to the elements. Because objects made from fired clay can’t burn or rot, they are among the most durable objects known to archeology. Clay objects can easily last for thousands of years. Although some early concrete roof tiles had durability problems, especially in areas with frequent freeze/thaw cycles, most concrete roofing tile manufacturers claim that today’s concrete tiles are more consistent and durable than ever. Although there are reports of isolated cases of seriously deteriorated concrete roof tiles, tile manufacturers claim that such problems are rare and occur only when a bad batch of tiles gets through their quality-control systems. “A few years ago, I saw a job up in the mountains where the concrete tile just disintegrated in the winter,” says McGee. “It just fell apart. But that was unusual. Most of the manufacturers are very careful. I wouldn’t let anyone knock concrete too much. You don’t have to worry about concrete tile falling apart any more.”
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Cement Roof Tiles

Fibre Cement Slate – Roofing & Cladding Tiles Our four products, Rivendale, Birkdale, Garsdale and Thrutone have been designed with the architect in mind and offer the opportunity to produce innovative and imaginative designs either as vertical cladding or slate roof pitches as low as 15°. Marley Eternit’s fibre cement roof slates achieve a ‘very good’ rating under BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing providing extra credits under BREEAM Schemes. Looking for inspiration? Visit our case study section to see our slates on a range of inspirational buildings, including a vertical basket weave on Tally Ho Police Training Centre, a rainscreen façade on Canon Popham School and the stunning curved roofing with fibre cement slate roof tiles of The Cavell Centre in Peterborough. Unlike other materials, fibre cement slates do not require wet-cutting due to the composition and workability of the material. Slates can be cut using hand tools such as a scribing tool or guillotine. Contact our technical department on 01283 722588 for more details.

Cement Roof Tiles

Cement Roof Tiles
Cement Roof Tiles