Why choose terracotta roof tiles for a new home build
Although architectural styles and materials for residential homes come and go, the terracotta roof tile remains one of the most popular roofing materials.
A natural clay product, terracotta roof tiles provide protection against the elements, define character, and deliver quality that cannot be replicated. Boral Terracotta roof tiles are a low maintenance choice, available in a range of colours and profiles to complement any home aesthetic.
Boral Terracotta tiles are manufactured using carefully selected clays that are kiln-fired to temperatures of 1100°C, resulting in a strong yet lightweight roofing material of exceptional quality. The outstanding colour performance is achieved through the firing process known as vitrification. Clay and glaze materials fired at high temperatures melt and fuse together resulting in a finished tile resistant to harsh UV exposure. This means colour is locked in, so the tiles retain their original appearance as they age.
The profiles and colour palette offers new home builders and renovators a variety of colour and design options. Boral’s French™ terracotta tiles range introduces a much-desired texture and warmth to modern living. The timeless design of French terracotta tiles effortlessly matches classically beautiful architecture to perfectly create the central feature of a home’s exterior. Boral’s Swiss™ terracotta tiles create the bold design seen in European houses. Both modern and Mediterranean style homes are complemented by the clean lines and extensive range of colours. Various finishes are available with a choice of full glazed, semi-glazed, matt glazed or un-glazed tiles.
With a 50-year performance guarantee , Boral Terracotta roof tiles are built to last and withstand harsh climatic conditions, including frost, and marine environments. Once tiles are installed there is little maintenance required. Should a section of the roof ever be damaged, there is the added advantage of individual tile replacement, which is a cost-effective solution compared with large metal sheets.
Terracotta roof tiles are made from non-combustible materials and can safely be used in bushfire prone areas, including the highest prone areas (BAL-FZ). When installed to Australian Standards, they provide superior protection against radiant heat from bushfires.
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