The Benefits of Energy-Saving Roofing

Looking for ideas to make your home more energy efficient?

With the current economy, many Australians are looking for the best ways to save money. When it comes down to renovating, homeowners are constantly seeking for new and smark ways to save money on their energy bills.

Our friends at Monier share their top tips to increase a home’s energy efficiency while reducing the cost:

Cracks and missing tiles can let the cold air in and contribute to the development of water leaks. This results in cooler temperatures inside the home, which leads to additional energy consumption and higher charges for heating.

Replacing an old roof will repair cracks and eliminate leaks, reduce the risk of further water leaks and help to protect against winter conditions. Re-roofing will allow for the addition or improvement of insulation and ventilation, generally making a house more comfortable.

The re-roofing process also offers the opportunity for the installation of sarking, a flexible membrane that is laid under the roof battens and provides added thermal insulation all year round. Terracotta tiles, in particular, will provide thermal insulation as they help to keep the cold out and the heat in. They also act as an additional barrier against dust and condensation.

When selecting a material for a replacement roof, terracotta roof tiles are the premium choice for home owners and builders. Ideal for homes in colder climates, they are impervious to the effects of frost and ice during the cooler months, and will never warp, regardless of how cold it gets outside.

Monier Terracotta roof tiles are available in various profiles and each profile has a choice of colours, so there is a design solution to match every home. For more information, call 1800 666 437 or visit www.monier.com.au

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