Follow the following steps to ensure you choose the correct tiles:Step 1: Material
Meaning 'baked earth' in Italian, terracotta, as the name suggests, is a natural clay product that has been used throughout the ages for protection against the elements. Boral terracotta tiles are manufactured using select clays that are kiln-fired to temperatures of 1100°C, resulting in a strong-yet-lightweight roofing material of exceptional quality.
The outstanding colour performance is achieved through the firing process known as vitrification. Clay and glaze materials fired at high temperatures melt and fuse together resulting in a finished tile resistant to harsh UV exposure.Concrete
Modern concrete tiles are made from sand and cement with a pigmented colour coat. This can replicate the appearance of a broad array of distinctive tile designs, while remaining relatively cost-effective.
Boral concrete tiles are manufactured using an extrusion process resulting in the utmost strength and density. Following moulding and colouring we apply a sealant finish that protects against efflorescence, a salty white deposit that can form on masonry and concrete products.
Terracotta and concrete tiles differ in size, shape and colour so what you choose may come down to personal preference.Step 2: Profile
The profile of each tile's shape at its cross-section works together with colour to provide a roof's distinctive character.Step 3: Colour & Finish
Boral offers a palette of warm, cool and neutral tones in both terracotta and concrete ranges. Mix and match your roof tile with fascia, gutter and brick colours.
Not only is there a vast array of colours on offer, there are also a few options to enhance the final finish of each tile. Our terracotta range features four finishes from matt through to glazed. For concrete tiles, choose from the vibrancy of our 'Colour-On' application or the longevity of 'Colour-Through'.Step 4: Accessories
Boral's accessories can make all the difference to the final outcome of your roof, including its performance and appearance. They include sarking for sub-tile protection and a terracotta ridging product called Accent Ridging, for the ultimate sleek finish.
Depending on the style of your house and design of your roof, Boral offers other ways to finish off ridges and apexes as well as some more traditional crests and finials.Step 5: Installation
To be sure your roof is installed to the correct specifications and meets Australian standards, please call Call Ryan McGuinness from RM Roofing Service on 0424 368 681