Barrington Roof Tiles are a lightweight yet high-strength fully designed premium roofing system that combines the beauty of natural slate with all the benefits of modern day technology including weatherproof characteristics such as hail and UV resistance.
In recent months, the Australian insurance industry has called for a roofing product durable enough to weather any storm, to reduce costs caused by hail and storm damage.
In 2005, a severe hailstorm in Victoria, Tasmania and New South Wales cost the insurance industry almost $217 million, while severe hailstorms in Sydney in December 2007 left a massive bill totaling more than $400 million. According to the Insurance Council of Australia, 19 of the 20 largest property losses over the past 40 years have been weather related.
According to Brian Hughes, Managing Director, Barrington Roof Tiles, most damage to roofs during the summer storm season was caused by hail and strong winds, yet with Barrington Roof Tiles both hail and debris such as tree branches bounce straight off, leaving the tiles and roof intact.
Barrington Roof Tiles can assist insurance companies in helping to reduce their claims, which is a real asset to everyone involved, and are suitable for all types of weather.
Barrington Roof Tiles are available in two styles – the Barrington Slate Tile and the Barrington Roof Shingle. Barrington Roof Tiles are made from Torbex, tested by the CSIRO to the Australian Building Standards AS 4046-1992, and feature interlocking design and moulded water channels to ensure they will never leak or distort when correctly installed.
Barrington Roof Tiles have been tested to the United States of America standards for hail resistance by RMIT University in Melbourne. The test results confirmed that the product offered durability and is an ideal alternative to slate as there is no maintenance involved.