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The Right Roofing Material is A Vital Part of Your Home ExtensionDecember 7, 2017

At Ajax Gregson Tiles we have been helping our customers build better homes for the past fifteen years. As one of the most prominent tile roofing experts int he city of Melbourne, we understand that each customer has a very specific idea in mind when they come to us for help. With that frame of mind, today we are going to focus on the power of choosing the right roofing material for your home extension. Read more

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How Well Do Terracotta Roof Tiles Respond to Different Weather Conditions?December 1, 2017

When discussing different roofing options, we always like to lead prospective customers to terracotta roof tiles. Terracotta roofing might bring you back in time to history class when you learned about Terracotta Soldiers buried beneath the ocean. However, despite these historical connotations the truth is that terracotta tiling has become a popular way to roof homes in Australia for decades.Read more

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Do Concrete Roof Tiles Absorb Water?November 8, 2017

There are many companies that manufacture and sell roof sealants that promise benefits for sealing roofs tiles, and selling the idea that applying sealant on roofs is a must is common. However, before sealants were invented, concrete roofs were used effectively for centuries. Read more


Roof Restoration for Stained and Discoloured Concrete Roof TilesNovember 1, 2017

Have you ever seen a discoloured concrete roof? Noticeable splotches or unsightly stains are not an appealing sight to see on a once pristine unsealed concrete roof. Unsealed concrete roofing tiles have a tendency to discolour thanks to its porous nature. Read more


Why Do Roof Tiles Crack?October 19, 2017

Maintaining a home’s roof should always be a priority. That is why many home owners ask questions when it comes time to make roof repairs, so they can better understand why damages happen in the first place, such as why roof tiles crack? Preventive maintenance is always the best course of action, but in regards to cracked roof tiles some causes are just unavoidable accidents.Read more


The Importance of Sealing and Waterproofing Terracotta Roof TilesOctober 6, 2017

Terracotta roofing tiles are a beautiful and traditional choice of roofing material that has a long and rich history of use. Favoured by many Mediterranean architects for its lightweight nature, rich and evolving colour spectrum, and its overall affordability, it was also found outside of the Mediterranean and likewise employed by Persians, Indians, and the Ancient Chinese. Read more


How Often Should You Clean Your Tile Roof?September 28, 2017

Buying a home is likely one of the biggest purchases that you will ever make. It makes sense that you would safeguard your purchase against wear and tear, ensuring that you keep it in as good of a shape as possible! However, even when thinking of protecting your investment you likely don't think too often of your roof. Read more


The Importance of Roof Profiling in Home Extension ProjectsSeptember 6, 2017

One goal with a home extension project is to ensure that the design of it complements the present structure in a favourable manner, and this includes the roof profile. Drainage is another key factor with the extension’s roof, which is highly influenced by its profile. Read more


Exceptional Features of Tile RoofingAugust 24, 2017

Choosing tiles for your roof is a delicate process, it requires careful planning, and considering that whatever you choose determines how long it will last. Most homeowners do not have enough knowledge about roofing materials to make the best choice. Read more


Factors to Consider When Choosing between Flat Roof and Corrugated Roof Tile DesignAugust 8, 2017

When you go to select a roof design for your house with either terracotta or concrete tiles, one decision that you must make is whether you should choose flat or corrugated tiles to suit your needs. Each profile offers its own unique characteristics and ambiance to your home, but one may complement your house’s style a bit better than the other one. Read more


Regent Paints Roof Coating: Why is it Best to Use Roof Coating Paint for Your Roof Tiles?June 25, 2017

Roofing materials are designed to endure the long and unrelenting ravages of nature, but even the hardiest of roofs, and the most durable of materials, will eventually suffer some degree of wear-and-tear. While a large number of modern roofing solutions look back to the past for ideas on how to make roofs last longer, a lot of companies forget that the present also holds integral solutions that will allow for longer-lasting roofing that requires little to no maintenance, with the additional upside of being affordable. Read more


Roof Remodeling Tips for Better HomesJune 11, 2017

For those looking to remodel their current roof, but don’t know where to start, it must be understood that remodeling is an expensive and time-consuming investment that requires a lot of thought before being undertaken. A lot of people view roof remodeling as something of a loose equivalent to maintenance or repair, but what it actually offers is so much more than that! Read more


Why Do You Need Pre-Installation Inspection Prior to any Roofing and Re-roofing Project?June 23, 2017

Are you planning to get new roof tiles for your home? If you are, you shouldn’t make any commitments until you have a pre-installation inspection done prior to any roofing and re-roofing project you have planned. The reason why is, because a pre-installation roof inspection will make sure that ‘everything’ is not only ready for re-roofing, but it can assess if there are any necessary precautions or alteration that need to be made first.Read more

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Pros and Cons of Flat Roof Tiles versus Shaped Roof TilesJune 13, 2017

There are more than a few types of roofing materials available today, however, for residential homes only the best should be considered, such as flat and shaped roof tiles, that is because these are more versatile, stronger, and last longer than metal roofing. However, although roof tiles are frost resistant, salt-safe, ideal for all locations, especially coastal areas, there are some pros and cons to consider that may help homeowners choose between the two, when it comes time for a new build or a re-roofing project. Read more


Roof Restoration without Metal Roofing: Why Should You Switch to Terracotta or Concrete Roof Tiles?May 18, 2017

When roof failure occurs homeowners need to consider whether to repair sections of their roof, or to make roof restoration or reroofing plans. For metal roofing, roof restoration may only include sections of the roof where leaks and damage was discovered, usually the rest of the roof is left, as is. Read more


Roof Molds: When a Roof Tear Off and Re-roofing Becomes a NecessityMay 8, 2017

There comes a time when property owners need to consider tearing off and re-roofing because their roof is old or damaged in some way. In fact, the cause may even be linked to roof molds. It’s true, mold and mildew in an attic can’t be seen immediately, but as time passes it can become noticeable and action should be taken as soon as possible. Read more


Terracotta and Concrete Roof Tiles for Sustainable Home BuildingApr 26, 2017

When it comes to planning a sustainable home build, the choice of roofing material should be on the top of the list, that’s because roof tiles have the most impact on affecting a home’s energy consumption. In fact, Terracotta and concrete roof tiles are the most energy efficient roofing materials you can put on your home, according to the Australian Greenhouse Office.Read more


Roofing Supplier and Installer in MelbourneApr 10, 2017

Are you looking for a supplier and installer of high-quality tiles for your home? If you are, then Ajax Gregson Tiles is here to help. We are an authorised roofing supplier and installer in Melbourne, and we offer a selection of concrete roof tiles and Terracotta roofing tiles for residential homes, including roof paint. Read more


Terracotta or Concrete Roofing Tiles? Consult with Ajax Gregson to Help You!!!March 24, 2017

When trying to select between terracotta or concrete roofing tiles for your home, there is no better place to turn for help than Ajax Gregson Tiles. We offer both types of tiles along with a professional installation for residents in the Melbourne area of Australia. While the two tiles differ in their materials and lifespan, they both perform effectively, and protects your house in a durable, attractive manner throughout the years. Read more

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Why Roofing Installation Should Never Have Any ShortcutsMarch 6, 2017

Issues with a roof can ruin your entire house since this element prevents moisture and debris from entering the rest of your structure. For this reason, a roofing installation or replacement should contain quality materials and workmanship, and be void of any shortcuts. Read more


Differences between Terracotta and Concrete Roofing Tile Features and StrengthsFebruary 16, 2017

Because roofing is such an important part of home, or any structure, architects use an assortment of different materials for roofing in their plans that will best protect all types of buildings. Two types are clay or terracotta roofing tiles, and concrete tiles. While the latter may be a bit more ‘modern’, the former is most definitely a staple in many countries.Read more

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Focus on Safety in New Roofing InstallationFebruary 6, 2017

Installing new roofing or undergoing a re-roofing project is serious business because it is the roof, and the material used for roofing, that protect homes, commercial buildings and structures from the elements. While there are many types of roofing materials to choose from, all ranging in costs, safety should always be the main deciding factor over price. Read more


French Terracotta Roof Tiles: Beauty and Classical Architecture CombinedJanuary 23, 2017

The exterior area of a roof is the largest surface of a home, and because it is the most important part of any structure, choosing a hardy roofing material just makes sense. There are many materials used in roofing, depending on the commercial or residential need of buildingsRead more

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How Can You Protect Your Teracotta and Concrete Roof Tiles Against Water Damage and Leaks?January 11, 2017

Every property owner is concerned about protecting their home’s roof from water damage and leaks, and because there are many types of roofing, there are also various ways to do it, mainly, by having a roof inspected. Regardless of the roofing type, regular roof inspections is the best way to protect any roof from leaks and water damage, that’s because any damage or potential problems can be found, and then fixed before leaks and water damage can occur.Read more

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