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7 reasons to choose roof tiles
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Choosing the right roof material is one of the most important decisions you are faced with when undertaking a new build or renovation

The roof generally makes up 30 per cent of the surface of your home and first impressions definitely count which can add significant value to your home, so it’s important to get it right.

are the ideal product when it comes to handling the tough Australian climate. Long-lasting, strong and beautiful, products provide the protection you need for your most important assets – your family.

Why Monier Roof Tiles are the Right Choice:

1. Tiles can create the right look for your home whatever your style

Roof tiles come in a wide range of colours and profiles, so you can tailor the look you are after for your home. We know that designing your home starts with your unique look and style, so whatever your style, whether it is the classic Hamptons, a more modern streamlined look or Mediterranean type style, tiles can blend in seamlessly with the exterior design. You can also choose from a range of different materials, like the classic good looks in terracotta, or the contemporary streamlined look of Elemental, Monier’s wide range of designer products will allow you to select the perfect addition to enhance your home’s aesthetic.

2. Tiles are best suited for Australian conditions

Our harsh weather and extreme climate changes can be tough on roofing materials. Unlike metal, tiles don’t rust or corrode and terracotta tiles won’t fade over time. It’s also important to note that if you buy a standard COLORBOND® steel or ZINCALUME roof your warranty may be limited if you live within 5km of salt water. Roof tiles are a perfect solution to our coastline environment of Australia.

3. Colour lasts longer on tiles

Unlike metal roofs, Terracotta colour is forever, thanks to its manufacturing process, in which the colour is baked in at extremely high heats so the colour never fades.

While concrete tiles can fade gradually over time, Monier concrete tiles tested in lab conditions simulating natural weather exposure shows better colour performance than standard COLORBOND® Steel. Additionally, Monier concrete tiles offer a choice of colour technologies to retain the look, beauty and re-sale value of your home:

4. Tiles are resilient – and concrete tiles get stronger with age

Contrary to popular belief, roof tiles will not crack if you walk on them in the correct place. Research has also shown that concrete tiles actually get stronger with age. In the unlikely case of cracked tiles, you only need to replace individual tiles versus a whole sheet of damaged metal.

5. Tiles are resistant to high winds

The durability and strength of tiles means that they perform better than sheet metal in extreme wind conditions as wind uplift forces are significantly lower in tiled roofs.

6. Monier tiles come with warranties that you can trust

Monier terracotta roof tiles come with a 50-year performance and colour guarantee; while concrete roof tiles come with a 50-year performance guarantee. COLORBOND® Steel offers up to 36 years warranty on standard steel, which may be affected if your roof:

7. Tiles can be used on low-pitched roofs

A number of products in Monier’s suite of roofing solutions are suitable for lower-pitched roofs. Concrete tiles can reach a pitch of just 15 degrees with sarking, as can the Terracotta Nullarbor and Marseille profile tiles. The Terracotta Nouveau can reach 12 degrees with sarking. Additionally, the new The Elemental Lightweight Composite range can handle even flatter pitches – up to 10 degrees.

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