Where are they now? Terracotta tiles over a decade later

Tuesday, 28 August 2012 in Boral

Where are they now? Terracotta tiles over a decade later

Terracotta has brought beauty and character to the roof scapes of Europe and Asia for centuries, demonstrating that selecting a quality roofing material can be a valuable, long term investment.

Wanting to track the longevity and quality performance of Australian terracotta tiles, roofing specialist Boral visited a 14 year old suburban Sydney home in Leppington, NSW.  The home was built by Dane Blanusa, owner of Brgud Roof Tiling, back in 1998. Mr Blanusa chose Boral’s Terracotta roof tile and would not change a thing, “I am very happy with the decision in using Boral’s Terracotta roof tiles, they still look good and are a terrific product.”

“Boral terracotta tiles are manufactured to last and will make a striking and hardwearing roof for a home,” said Glenn Simpkin, Boral divisional marketing manager. “They are crafted from prepared natural clays that are kiln fired to temperatures of 1100 celsius for character, strength, high colour retention and minimal maintenance requirements.

“As we saw on the roof of the Leppington home, after 14 years the colour and finish have substantially been retained and the tile appears very similar to its original condition. With a 50 year warranty  against defects and a kiln fired ceramic glaze Boral terracotta is a durable roofing material,” stated Simpkin.

Manufactured to Australian Standards (AS2049) Boral tiles can safely channel rainwater into tanks for re-use as grey water. They are also salt-safe and frost resistant which makes them ideal for most projects.

“With a diversity of styles that suit most architectural designs, terracotta roof tiles are equally at home in cutting-edge contemporary homes as they are in more classical dwellings. The terracotta roof tile truly withstands the test of time,” said Simpkin.

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