Using clay tiles from Bristile Roofing in a roofing system can make a major contribution to the environment through minimizing energy use and the related carbon emissions generating within the home.
To enjoy the cost savings associated with a generating a small domestic carbon footprint, products like sarking, insulation and ventilation, and, of course, a a sustainable roofing material, are essential.
Bristile Roofing clay tiles are one of the most affordable and durable roofing materials on the market today. These roof tiles are completely recyclable, reusable and are made from abundant natural materials.
Clay roof are fired at extremely high temperatures so they will not fade, rust or corrode, in fact, Bristile Roofing are so sure of this that they fofer a colour for life warranty. These tiles also look great and outlast many other roofing materials, making them a smart choice.
When building a roof, Bristile Roofing recommends using roof sarking, a strong bonded membrane with several layers which is laid under tiles. It is designed to reflect as much as 95% of heat away from the home and acts as a secondary barrier to any water run off. In addition, it prevents dust and moisture build up in the ceiling cavity. Roof sarking can only be fitted during roofing installation or re-roofing, so be sure to take up the opportunity when it arises.
Insulation can be installed in the ceiling cavity to act as a temperature barrier. Without insulation, even the best designed and constructed home will allow heat to pass through external surfaces. As much as 42% of a home’s heat can transfer through the ceiling alone. Insulation helps to keep a more consistent temperature in the home and effectively limits the range of temperature fluctuations, reducing the need for artificial heating and cooling.
To complete a well designed, sustainable roofing system, Bristile Roofing also recommends the use of roof ventilators in conjunction with vented gables and soffits. By moving air in and out of the roof cavity, roof ventilators help to minimize temperature build up. A wind powered ventilation system works using the exhaust forces created by the turning turbine rather than relying on electricity.
The combination of sarking, insulation and ventilation keeps a home cooler in summer, warmer in winter, and more energy efficiency all year round, resulting in greater cost savings on energy and lower carbon emissions.