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What makes Concrete and Terracotta Roof Tiles Smart Choices for Sustainable Roofing?May 21, 2015


When it comes to top-grade roofing materials, nothing beats the classics like terracotta tiles. While many commercial roofs nowadays choose corrugated galvanised roofs, PVC roofing, or some such other modern materials, classic residential roofing materials are still considered far more superior, both in terms of durability and aesthetics. One of the most popular traditional roofing materials still widely available and highly favoured today are roof tiles.

Derived from old French artisanal roofing materials and on-par with, and sometimes even superior to, slate and granite roofing tiles, roof tiles are a far more affordable alternative to costlier materials – one which does not stint on either quality or beauty.

Roofing Tiles – A Great Choice for Any Roof Type

In essence, a roofing tile is actually no more than a quality type of terracotta roof tile, but unlike the more ‘orthodox’ varieties, terracotta roof tiles possess a broader range of styles, designs, and colours, allowing for greater flexibility when it comes to aesthetics and range of applications. As with all terracotta roofing materials, roof tiles come in either glazed or unglazed finishes, and go beyond the traditional bright-red or brick-red hue of authentic Italian terracotta.

Depending on your choice of tile, terracotta roofing can either imitate the flat, layered look of granite or slate tiles, or they can take on the form of more exotic looking roofing materials, like Chinese or Mediterranean roofing tiles. The true advantage to terracotta roof tiles lies not only in the fact that it is vastly more affordable and easier to maintain than classier, and subsequently more expensive stone-sheet roofing, but in their relatively light weight and its surprising ability to withstand the elements, such as resist damage from rain and continual rays of the sun.

Terracotta tiles are also reputed for allowing a structure to ‘breathe’ – literally allowing air to circulate well within the rafters of a roof, all the while keeping heat and moisture out, making for a decidedly cooler, more comfortable home.

Ajax Gregson Tiles: Roofer and Supplier of Roofing Tiles

If you’re looking to renovate or build a house, and you are finding it difficult to pick the right roofing material to cover all of your needs, without skimping on the pizzazz that guarantees envious neighbours, then terracotta roofing tiles are most definitely the best choice! You can find a variety of concrete and terracotta roof tiles at Ajax Gregson tiles, and the friendly folks there are more than happy to show you the selections they have available, and explain how these are the smart choices for sustainable roofing today.

Ajax Gregson TIles
PO BOX 79, MOUNT EVELYN VIC 3796 ( Temporary )
Glen’s Mobile 0419 546 699
Mel’s Mobile 0403 486 772
Email: ajaxtiles@bigpond.com.au

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