Choose Your Roof
As a home owner, you need to know your roof is weathertight, durable,
easy to maintain and most importantly the roofing company can give you a
peace of mind of warranty, no matter it is a new house or replacement
of the existing house. A new roofing system is a big investment and you
may want to add value to your property. Especially re-roofing, you will
be amazed how simple and cost effective it is creating additional value
to your property. Get it right and make the life easier for you and your
Roofing products are defined as lightweight or heavyweight depending
upon their classification within the New Zealand standard NZS3604. A
light roof is a roof with roofing material not exceeding 474lbs/sqft of
roof area i.e. Long-run metal sheets, pressed metal tiles. A heavy roof
is a roof with roofing material exceeding 474lbs/sqft of roof area but not
exceeding 1423lbs/sqft i.e. concrete tiles, clay tiles.
In New Zealand, the type of roofing material includes pressed
metal tiles, concrete tiles, long-run corrugated sheets, clay tiles,
timber shingles and asphalt shingles. We always suggest you should
research the pros and cons of every type of roofing material that you’re
considering as your start point. Please see the facts of the
metal tile roof.
|Tilcor Steel Panel
|Standard(3-Tab) Asphalt Shingles
|Clay / Concrete Tiles*
*Note that the weights for clay and concrete products are for dry
weights and that the weight of these products increases when wet.
Design and Styles
Choose your design and style of your new roof is part of the design
process when you building your new home. The angle and shape of your
roof could limit your roofing material choices. Make sure the roof
you’ve chosen will perform at the pitch of your roof. Because the slope /
pitch of the roof and strength of the framing could limit your choices.
Ask your architect or designer if there are any options you should
If you are replacing the existing old concrete roof or metal roof,
get hold on an experienced and LBP (licensed building practitioner)
roofer for free consultation of what type of roof material can be
replaced. You can find the Tilcor Certified Roofing Contractors from our
For inspiration, search online for roof galleries, reading house and architectural magazines, or simply browsing our product Gallery to see nice photos of homes with Tilcor roofs.
How long will it last? The actual life span of each roofing system is
determined by a number of factors, including material quality, product
design and technology, local climatic and environmental conditions,
installation and adequate roof maintenance.
Tilcor’s modern manufacturing techniques enhance this durability
giving customers a roofing product that’s sure to last a lifetime.
Advances in durability is from the improvements in paint technology most
notably the move from galvanized (zinc-coated) to Zincalume® (a
combination of zinc and aluminium), which made by New Zealand Steel. The
new technology provides robust roofing that will cope with the harshest
environments, and gives the steel roof a greater lifespan than before.
Some roofing materials may be not suitable for Very High Wind Zones
(VHWZ) in coastal regions; some roofing materials may be not as good as
resistance to fire. In this case, if some areas prone to wildfires or
hurricanes, better to look for a product with a high fire rating or good
wind resistance. Different type of roofing material has its unique
property especially the installation method. It is always a good idea to
look at the performance of each type of roof and consider if that
matches the requirements of your new design or suitable for your
A Tilcor roof is engineered for of New Zealand and is proven
around the world to withstand extreme wind conditions in excess of
120mph. The steel roof tiles are classified as a “Class A” fire rated.
Please see the Tilcor Performance Guarantees for more details.
You many wonder what roof material made for your roof. Is it
eco-friendly made from recycled materials and can be recycled when
replaced? Does it create higher carbon footprint than other roofing
materials? The main material of the Tilcor’s product is steel, which
is 100% recyclable with no loss of quality. You’ll discover more about
the Sustainability of our products and business.
Roofing product manufacturers offer a variety of warranties on their
products. Take a close look at those warranties to see what
responsibilities and financial obligations manufacturers will assume if
their products fail to reach their expected lives.
As part of the
important step, roofing warranties should be carefully considered. Most
new roof systems are designed to provide warranty for about 20 years.
Some are more comprehensive and last longer than others. Read about Tilcor’s 50 Year Warranty.
How much will it cost? Does it include the purlins or battens? Does
it include additional costs, such as removal and disposal of the old
roof? Does it include scaffolding when doing a re-roofing? There are
many variables that affect the roof price, for example a simple gable
roof cost less than a complicated hip roof; a metal roof is much lighter
than traditional concrete or clay tiles and therefore they do not need
the structural support that these traditional roofs require, therefore,
the Tilcor roof can help to reduce the overall building costs.
There is only one grade – top grade in our product range and is New Zealand made. The Tilcor products are designed and engineered to cope with the extreme weather conditions, there is no extra cost when your house is near the coastal area. Not like other roofing systems need to upgrade to other grade when the house is near the sea.
For a free quote of your new roof, please simply send your house plan to email@example.com or fill out the form from the Free Quote page.