Why Metal Tile Roof
A metal tile roof is lighter than a concrete or clay
tile roof, more durable than an asphalt shingle roof, and easier to
handle than long-run corrugate sheets. It is the best reliable and
affordable roofing system in the market place in a range of design and styles. In term of delivery to the job site, a metal tile roof is the most cost effective roof for transportation and provides the lowest carbon footprint of any roof on the market.
Metal tile roof has the most extensive choice of
profiles, styles and color options. Extensive research and development
in the design process ensures every Tilcor product is manufactured in
New Zealand to the highest quality with exceptional durability and
strength. The authentic designed profiles and various colors give you
options to match traditional and modern architectural styles. When
re-roofing a Tilcor roof lets you improve the look and value of your home in a matter of days.
Metal tile is known for its long-term durability and longevity by being wind, hail and fire resistant.
The tile profiles and roofing accessories are engineered to interlock
and overlap to resist wind lifting and keep out the harsh elements.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.
Tilcor’s textured finish provides added protection by embedding
natural stone granules in an acrylic base-coat. A final clear acrylic
over-glaze is applied before being oven cured. This extremely durable
UV-resistant coating enables Tilcor roofing products to withstand the harshest environments around the world.
Each metal tile is horizontally fixed into battens. This provides
integrity to the entire roof and eliminates wind uplift issues that can
be affect other roofing materials. A Tilcor roof is
engineered for Very High Wind Zones (VHWZ) in coastal regions of New
Zealand and is proven around the world to withstand extreme wind
conditions in excess of 120mph.
A metal tile roof is made from non-combustible materials and the Tilcor steel roof tiles are classified as a “Class A” fire rated. In new construction and in many re-roofing applications the metal roofing system is a “Class A” non-combustible roof assembly. That means it is the most resistant to fire.
Safety is the number one advantage of metal tile roofing in an earthquake. A lightweight roofing system makes all the difference in a quake. Tilcor Steel Roof Tiles
are an interlocking roof system. The tiles are individually fixed and
are less likely to fall through the ceiling during an earthquake.
A metal roof requires less timber framing and less
fuel in transportation compared to a heavy weight roof and for
transportation. It is more environmentally friendly that provides the
lowest carbon footprint of any roof on the market.
Metal tiles are 100% recyclable. The main material
of the Tilcor’s product is steel, which is recycled with no loss of
quality, and actually is recycled to a very high degree.
These benefits have a huge impact on the overall sustainability of the roofing material in the building industry.
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 framing can
be lighter resulting in easier handling and savings in framing costs.
The metal tiles are easy & quick to install. Our interlocking and modular roofing system are much easier to handle that other roofing materials such as long-run steel roofing
and concrete tiles. This allows the roof to be safely and quickly
installed in all weather conditions and can result in having scaffolding
removed earlier with money well saved.
All our products (tiles and flashings) arrive to site in one delivery
of approximately 70 ft3 per 2690 sqft of roof. This makes a Tilcor roof the
most cost effective roof for transportation and provides the lowest
carbon footprint of any roof on the market.
New Zealand Steel Limited is
the country’s sole steel producer, operating a fully integrated steel
mill at Glenbrook. Using locally sourced ironsand, NZ Steel manufacture a
range of flat steel products for the building. The company has also
received a “tick” from Environmental Choice New Zealand!
NZ Steel introduced ZINCALUME® to the New Zealand market in 1994.
ZINCALUME® combines the corrosion protection of
aluminium with the sacrificial protection of zinc, giving it the
advantage of both metals. As a result, ZINCALUME® has a significantly longer service life than a galvanized steel product using only zinc.
This is of particular value in New Zealand where the prevailing winds carry corrosive salt laden air many miles inland.