Terracotta Tile Roof

Terracotta Tile Roof

Long Lasting – 50 Year Warranty With a 50 year warranty, Boral Terracotta tiles are manufactured to last and will make a beautiful and hardwearing roof for your home. Each terracotta tile has a vitrified body that makes it impervious to air and water borne pollutants and able to withstand exposure to Australia’s harsh UV light without breaking down. The 50 year warranty on Boral Terracotta tiles is provided to all terracotta tiles and customers regardless of the location of the property. Colour Retention Unlike other materials, Terracotta roofing substantially retains its appearance with age, maintaining the aesthetic appearance of your home over time. Terracotta tiles are crafted from select natural clays that are kiln-fired to temperatures of 1100°C for exceptional character and strength with high colour retention and low maintenance. Salt Safe & Frost Resistant All Boral Terracotta tiles are salt safe and frost resistant making them suitable for any location including coastal areas and sites with close proximity to breaking surf. Thermal Performance The thermal performance of a roof refers to how it affects the temperature within a house and relates to the energy used within the house to maintain the temperature at a comfortable level. Add to the in thermal performance by using sarking, increased insulation, a lighter roof colour and changes in the overall design considerations. Acoustic Performance Enjoy more peace and quiet with terracotta roof tiles as their density helps reduce the external sound such as traffic, aircrafts and trains. In fact, roof tiles have a sound reduction potential of 30 decibels as opposed to only 12 decibels for the most commonly used alternative¹. ¹Cement and Concrete Association of Australia Technical Report. TR/F81. Sept. 1984, Roof Tile Association of Australia Low Maintenance Once Terracotta roof tiles installed they have negligible maintenance requirements for the life of the roof. Should a section of the roof ever be damaged or require modification (e.g. installing a skylight), only the affected tiles usually require replacement or removal. Fire Resistance Boral Terracotta roof tiles are non-combustible and can be safely used in bush fire-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. Rainwater & Tank Safety Boral Terracotta roof tiles are non-toxic and provided your roof is clean and healthy, can be suitable for the collection of rainwater for reuse. 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. For more information on Boral Terracotta Roof Tiles call 1300 134 002 >Boral Swiss (Terracotta) Roof Tiles >Boral French (Terracotta) Roof Tiles >Boral Terracotta Shingle™ >Download Why Terracotta Roof Tiles Brochure 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
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Terracotta Tile Roof

Long Lasting – 50 Year Warranty With a 50 year warranty, Boral Terracotta tiles are manufactured to last and will make a beautiful and hardwearing roof for your home. Each terracotta tile has a vitrified body that makes it impervious to air and water borne pollutants and able to withstand exposure to Australia’s harsh UV light without breaking down. The 50 year warranty on Boral Terracotta tiles is provided to all terracotta tiles and customers regardless of the location of the property. Colour Retention Unlike other materials, Terracotta roofing substantially retains its appearance with age, maintaining the aesthetic appearance of your home over time. Terracotta tiles are crafted from select natural clays that are kiln-fired to temperatures of 1100°C for exceptional character and strength with high colour retention and low maintenance. Salt Safe & Frost Resistant All Boral Terracotta tiles are salt safe and frost resistant making them suitable for any location including coastal areas and sites with close proximity to breaking surf. Thermal Performance The thermal performance of a roof refers to how it affects the temperature within a house and relates to the energy used within the house to maintain the temperature at a comfortable level. Add to the in thermal performance by using sarking, increased insulation, a lighter roof colour and changes in the overall design considerations. Acoustic Performance Enjoy more peace and quiet with terracotta roof tiles as their density helps reduce the external sound such as traffic, aircrafts and trains. In fact, roof tiles have a sound reduction potential of 30 decibels as opposed to only 12 decibels for the most commonly used alternative¹. ¹Cement and Concrete Association of Australia Technical Report. TR/F81. Sept. 1984, Roof Tile Association of Australia Low Maintenance Once Terracotta roof tiles installed they have negligible maintenance requirements for the life of the roof. Should a section of the roof ever be damaged or require modification (e.g. installing a skylight), only the affected tiles usually require replacement or removal. Fire Resistance Boral Terracotta roof tiles are non-combustible and can be safely used in bush fire-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. Rainwater & Tank Safety Boral Terracotta roof tiles are non-toxic and provided your roof is clean and healthy, can be suitable for the collection of rainwater for reuse. 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. For more information on Boral Terracotta Roof Tiles call 1300 134 002 >Boral Swiss (Terracotta) Roof Tiles >Boral French (Terracotta) Roof Tiles >Boral Terracotta Shingle™ >Download Why Terracotta Roof Tiles Brochure
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Terracotta Tile Roof

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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Terracotta Tile Roof

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.

Terracotta Tile Roof

Terracotta Tile Roof
Terracotta Tile Roof
Terracotta Tile Roof