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Why Choose Salt Safe and Frost Resistant Boral Terracotta Roof TilesNovember 21, 2019


Your roofing materials matter a lot when you’re faced with different environmental factors, depending on where you choose to live. You can have extreme challenges whether you’re living near the ocean or in a cooler climate which experience frosty weather conditions.

Living in coastal areas and beachfront properties can be fun, but can also be a hassle. Being really close to the beach and breaking surf also means that there are harsh soft elements that you’ll have to live with, and your home property should be able to withstand these conditions. Apart from having to tolerate and live with the fact that your house will never be sand-free, you also have to live with the fact that the salty sea air can also cause rust and corrosion to metal.Similarly, living in cooler areas mean that you’re also exposed to frosty and wet weather conditions.

Environmental factors have a huge impact on your roofing materials, and this is the reason why you have to choose wisely. It is pertinent to always weigh the pros and cons, and never settle for low quality roofing materials.

Frost Damage and Salty Sea Air

Frost damage is caused by freezing and thawing of roofing tiles. The volumetric expansion of water that enters the porous parts of your roof tiles can cause a lot of damage like spalling and delamination. On the other hand, salty sea air can cause deterioration on the structural integrity of roof tiles. It can cause holes in roof tiles and roof leakage can occur, especially in tiles made of Terracotta.

Terracotta roof tiles with inferior quality are prone to these damage, especially when the kiln process has been rushed and the proper temperature and kilning were not achieved which results in actual air holes in between the tiles. Quality control and proper care must be kept in mind during the production process to make sure that every single terracotta roof tile will not contain any invisible flaws.

High Quality Boral Terracotta Roof Tiles

Boral terracotta roof tiles are manufactured using select clays that are kiln-fired to temperatures of 1100°C, resulting in a strong-yet-lightweight roofing material of exceptional quality that is long lasting.The outstanding colour performance is achieved through the firing process known as vitrification.Clay and glaze materials fired at high temperaturesmelt and fuse together resulting in a finished tileresistant to harsh UV exposure.

The production process in Boral makes their terracotta roof tiles strong and durable in extreme conditions, and this is why they are salt safe and frost resistant.

Other qualities of Boral terracotta roof tiles include:

Thermal Performance –means that it can retain and maintain indoor temperature at a certain level. Other factors that contribute to this are sarking, insulation, roof colour, and overall design considerations.

Colour Retention–means that it can retain and sustain its colour and appearance for many years which contributes to the aesthetic appearance of your home.

Fire Resistant – means that they are made from non-combustible materials and can safely be used in bushfireprone areas, including the highest prone areas (BAL-FZ), wheninstalled to Australian Standards.

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