Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the difference between concrete and terracotta tiles?
Concrete tiles are one of Australia’s most popular roofing materials. They offer value for money and a wide choice of colours. Terracotta tiles have been used for thousands of years and offer natural durability in both colour and quality. Made to Australian Standard AS2049, tiles will withstand harsh climatic conditions and marine environments. They are salt-safe and frost-resistant, making them suitable for any location, including coastal areas.
Q. Are roof tiles more durable than other roofing options?
Tiles outlast most other roofing options. Roof tile manufacturers generally offer warranties of 50 years, while some alternative roofing materials are only covered by warranty for 30 years.
Q. What is the best roofing material to endure storms?
Tiles offer more resistance to wind suction than lighter weight materials such as metal sheeting. When damage is sustained during a storm, you only need to replace the individual damaged tiles. When a sheet metal roof is damaged, the entire sheet may need to be replaced, which can make for a costly repair bill.
Q. Which roofing material is better at blocking out noise?
The density of tiles helps reduce external sound, such as aircraft and road noise and particularly rain. A tiled roof has significantly higher sound reduction potential than common alternative roofing materials. Also, tiled roofs won’t creak and groan in reaction to changing temperatures.
Q. I live near the coast. What is the best roofing solution for coastal conditions?
Tiles are ideal for coastal regions as they are suitable for the high salt content of marine environments. In the absence of rain, alternative roofing materials may require hosing down in high salt concentration areas, which can pose difficulties with water restrictions.
Q. What is roof sarking?
Sarking is a type of foil used as insulation and can reflect up to 95% radiant heat away from your roof space on a hot summer day. Sarking also helps in keeping dust out and protecting your home during bushfires and storms.