Why Consider Terracotta Roof Tiles
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Published by TOP4 Team
Whether you are having a new home built for your family or your current home needs a new set of roofs, there are plenty of reasons why you should consider using terracotta roof tiles.
Roofs perform both aesthetic and practical functions. These protect your family from the elements while pulling together the overall look of your home. As such, the choice of which roofing material to use is not something that should be made lightly.
Terracotta tiles are made using natural clays which are then kiln-fired to temperatures over 1,000 degrees Celsius. This imbues the tiles with several appealing properties. These include superior strength and durability, colour retention and minimal amount of requirement. Furthermore, this process gives these roof tiles a unique charm that is practically ageless.
Terracotta has been used as a building material for centuries, especially in Asia and Europe. To date, you will see many structures using terracotta still standing, having effectively weathered the ravaging of time and the elements. Compared with other roofing materials out on the market, terracotta roof tiles offer superior performance against Australia's harsh weather conditions. On top of that, these roof tiles are not susceptible to airbourne pollutants.
Terracotta roof tiles are ideal for properties located in coastal areas. Among available roofing materials, terracotta roof tiles have a high degree of resistance against the high level of salt in coastal areas. This means that these tiles will not corrode. The tiles are also impervious to both frost and ice, making these ideal for colder climates.
Used in conjunction with sarking, these tiles can substantially improve the thermal performance of a roof, making it cooler during the summer. In turn, this can help you reduce your energy bills.
If you live in a high traffic area, one great reason to consider using these tiles for your home is the superior acoustic insulation these provide. These tiles can filter unwanted noise and help make your home a truly peaceful sanctuary.
Terracotta roof tiles are non-toxic. This means that you do not have to worry that the water running off from these will contaminate your water supply.
Finally, these tiles will not rust, warp or corrode. This translates to minimal maintenance and overall good value for your investment. When a portion of the roof becomes damaged or if you want a chimney to be installed on your home, you will only need to replace a few tiles and not an entire section.