Roof tiles - the natural, long-lasting, high performance alternative for the roof over your head.
Considering your roof accounts for about half the surface area of your house, it is surprising how often it’s seen as a secondary selection issue. When you consider that your roof will be totally exposed to the elements – all day, every day, through sun, rain, hail, storms and ferocious winds, it brings home the importance of actually getting this right for the long term. Choosing the right material is central to achieving peace of mind and confidence in the long-term reliability and good looks of your home - and roof tiles tick all the boxes, especially Midland Brick’s Terracotta roof tiles and Designer Ceramic range.
Why roof tiles?
There are many advantages to installing roof tiles, particularly Midland Brick’s terracotta roof tiles and their ceramic range, which are all made in Australia and guaranteed by Boral.
- Comfort: Roof tiles can help you enjoy more comfortable living in summer and winter. The thermal mass of terracotta roof tiles – and ceramic, when used correctly – can result in improved insulation. Plus, the density of roof tiles helps to reduce external sound such as aircraft, road noise and rain and hail.
- Long-lasting: Both terracotta and ceramic roof tiles are extremely durable and can last well over 100 years... and if installed correctly will withstand storms, hail, high winds, and even fire. The clay and glazes are fired at high temperatures to fuse together, resulting in roof tiles that are resistant to harsh UV exposure.
- Impervious to rot and weather damage: Terracotta roof tiles and ceramic roof tiles will never deteriorate or fade.
- Environmentally friendly material: Terracotta and ceramic roof tiles are made from earth minerals - not chemicals - and can be recycled.
- Energy efficient: The effective thermal mass of roof tiles will help regulate indoor temperatures.
- Low maintenance: Leaks are almost unheard of, and it is very rare for tile roofs to require repairs or maintenance unless they break due to heavy impact.
- Salt safe: All Midland Brick and Boral roof tiles are salt-safe and frost-resistant, making them particularly suitable for homes built in coastal locations.
- Fire resistant: Boral roof tiles, in the Terracotta and Ceramic ranges, are made from non-combustible materials and can safely be used in bushfire prone areas, including the highest prone areas (BAL-FZ), when installed to Australian Standards.
- Guarantee: Midland Brick’s Terracotta roof tiles and ceramic roof tiles come with a Boral 50 and 60 year guarantee respectively.
- Plenty of choices: Midland Brick’s Terracotta and Ceramic roof tiles come in a wide variety of colours and styles to match any architecture, from Victorian to Contemporary, right through to classic European. Some styles even resemble traditional shingles.
The Midland Brick range of roof tiles
Our extensive range provides homeowners with all the quality and choice for lasting good looks, plus profiles to suit a wide range of architectural styles and specifications. Your choice of material will come down to a personal preference of shape, colour and finish.
As with all Boral roof tiles, they are made in Australia and guaranteed by Boral.
Classic Terracotta - 50 year warranty
The timeless-looking roof tile that suits traditional style houses regardless of whether they’re brand new or 100 years old. We have two profiles available; Swiss Terracotta and French Terracotta.
Terracotta roof tiles are natural clay that has been manufactured using select clays that are kiln-fired to temperatures of 1100°C, resulting in a strong, yet lightweight and long-lasting roof tiles of exceptional quality.
Designer Ceramic Range - 60 year warranty
Our Designer Ceramic range feature sharp looks to accentuate the clean lines of a modern house. They are a unique alternative to a metal roof, and come in three profiles: Wave, Artline and Shingle.
With an uncompromising and permanent satin glaze that has been kiln fired a 1100ºC, these roof tiles are the ultimate in low maintenance.
Colour tips – when you’re ready
Colour and finish can have a fundamental influence on the style and character of your home. Obvious things like exterior wall materials and colours, as well as architectural style, will be the driving influences, but you should also consider the home’s surrounding environment, including neighbouring houses. These will all require some broader thinking. And remember to think about guttering and fascia finish of the home. As a general rule, look for colours that are in harmony or contrast.
If you’d like to get closer to our roof tiles, pop along to our Joondalup, Home Base or Middle Swan display centres or call 13 15 40.