Roofing presents around 30% of the house, the walls 60% and other elements such as fascia and gutter represents about 10%. With this in mind, it is important to choose the right colours and materials to reflect the design of roof you wish to achieve and ensure they work harmoniously with the rest of your external features.
The style of your roof is highly instrumental in setting the tone for your house and one of the first steps in designing a roof is choosing the materials. When selecting roofing materials it is important to take environmental and climate factors into consideration. In Australia, we are faced with far more extreme natural conditions, from heat to frost and ice, all of which concrete tiles are able to endure. Monier roof tiles are also ideal for coastal locations that endure wind, spray and salt from the ocean as all tiles are salt safe and will not corrode over time. Even with all of these environmental factors, most manufacturers are confident in giving tiles a 50 year guarantee.
For over 60 years, Monier has been the leader in tile technology and have been active in educating on the many benefits of concrete tiles. The benefits of Monier roof tiles include:
Monier understands that choosing the right colour for your roof can be daunting and therefore has developed colour palettes to work harmoniously with other building materials including a range of hues in neutral beiges, natural browns, mature terracotta’s and modern blacks.
Solar Tile Integration
Monier's new SOLARtile uses the latest in Photo Voltaic technology to convert sunlight into electricity. It works much the same way as a conventional 'bolt-on' Photo Voltaic solar panel but there's one very important difference, and that's in the integrated design.
The good news for those that prefer tiles, achieving a roof pitch as low as 15° is now possible thanks to Monier's 'EDGE' technology. The enhanced water shedding properties of the 'EDGE' means that there are now new roof design possibilities. Available on Monier's entire range of flat tiles , this breakthrough technology is an industry first The patented process has been comprehensively field tested and has undergone rigorous wind tunnel testing to ensure product performance exceeds AS 2050-2002.
Developed specifically to work seamlessly with Monier's range of flat profile concrete tiles, Monier's SOLARtile is a truly innovative product that delivers a 'green energy solution' with good design and aesthetic appeal at its core. There is no bulk or aesthetic hint that the SOLARtiles even exists as they are used in place of the concrete tiles and work effortlessly into the design.
The Integrated system offers improved streetscape in a modular system providing design flexibility for modern Australian architecture. Backed by a 25year product performance guarantee, Moniers’s SOLARtile is the first product of its kind to market and is set to revolutionise the solar power industry.
For more information, visit www.monierhorizon.com.au