Do you know the right roofing materials for your location?

Making appropriate roofing choices for your home's climate will ensure longevity, require less maintenance and take longer before requiring a re-tiling. Here are considerations for different types of environments

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The proximity that homes in coastal areas have to the sea requires sturdy material usage. 

Your location dictates what type or exterior building materials you should use. As one of the most vulnerable parts of the exterior, you should give your roofing extra consideration. Making appropriate roofing choices will ensure its longevity, require less maintenance and take longer before needing replacing. Choosing ill-suiting materials for your roof's environment will cause it to deteriorate more quickly.

To help you make an informed decision, we're breaking down some of the considerations for material choices for different types of environments.


Coast guard

The proximity that homes in coastal areas have to the sea requires sturdy material usage. Rain, strong coastal winds and the salt that both carry could quickly break down poorly informed exterior picks. 

Metrotile roof tiles are suitable for all marine environments and are backed up with a 50 year limited warranty. Using ZINCALUME steel coating will further your exterior's endurance – combining the corrosive protection of aluminium with the sacrificial protection of zinc gives the advantages of both metals. The resulting alloy coating enhances corrosion resistance, making it ideal for such applications as roofing.

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Homes built higher up are more exposed to weather such as wind and lightning.

Protection from above

While homes built higher up from sea level (such as those on hills) benefit from increased access to natural light, this also leaves them more exposed to the elements such as wind and rain.

Metrotile Steel Roof Tiles are engineered to withstand high wind uplift forces and perform well in the “Very High Wind Zones” (VHWZ).

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Many homeowners are now thinking about protecting their property from fires.

Keeping cool

With the recent inundation of fires both nationally and internationally, many homeowners in hotter climates or in close proximity to bush are now thinking about protecting their property.

Metrotile Roof Tiles have fire retardant properties (as well as being earthquake resistant) to ensure peace of mind.

They also incorporate state of the art acrylic coating technology tested in one of the most severe UV climates in the world – New Zealand.

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Whatever type of climate you live in, making apt roofing choices can make all the difference to prolonging its life.

A Metrotile roof can withstand decades of abuse from extreme weather conditions. Metrotile has many international test reports and actual field results confirming their products are earthquake, fire and freeze/thaw resistant and can withstand hurricane-forced winds of up to 193kph. With a minimal amount of periodic maintenance a Metrotile roof will provide years of lasting performance.

For roofing options that are suitable for any weather and climate, visit Metrotile.

Mar 15, 2019
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