The roof is the first line of defence against the harsh Australian elements and is an important architectural feature of any project. Decisions around the appropriate roofing materials for the style, location and demands of a project should be carefully considered.

A new whitepaper has recently been released by roofing experts Monier, examining the primary roof tile options available for use, and their suitability for various environments. Rethinking roofing: a specifier’s guide to roof tiling goes into the history of the tiled roof in Australia and how different material types – typically Terracotta and concrete tiles, along with lightweight composite panels – have become available.

The whitepaper goes on to examine the material properties of the three primary roofing tile options, before exploring the benefits of each and where they may be specified in order to maximise their potential.

The paper also explores the design potential that roof tiles offer to a project, ranging from colour and profile to bonding pattern and roof pitch, among others.

The whitepaper is free to download and comes with additional information on roof accessories and latest technological advancements, including solar tiles as a viable option for replacing solar panels.

For more information on the material advantages of roof tiles, click here to download Rethinking roofing: a specifier’s guide to roof tiling.