Monier™ concrete flat tiles are the most economical and durable roofing material on the market. Just like concrete bridges and the structural elements of buildings, concrete tiles get stronger with age as they continue to harden being baked in the sun. Indeed, concrete flat tiles truly embrace the harsh elements.
On the other hand, Monier™ SOLARtiles™ are solar solutions that allow you to integrate with concrete profiles such as Madison, Georgian, Cambridge and Horizon. The SOLARtiles™ are designed to withstand the elements alongside all Monier tiles. They are strong, hail-proof and at less risk from wind strain or debris than standard systems.
As such, they are proven to be the perfect pair for solar roofing due to their characteristics and functionality. Below are some of them.
Seamless Solar Roofing
As mentioned previously, concrete flat tiles range of Horizon, Madison, Cambridge and Georgian integrates seamlessly with the unique SOLARtile™ system to achieve a superior aesthetic appeal for your home. Since the solar tiles are compatible with the said concrete profiles, there is no need to cut, grind or drill through your existing roof during installation.
Colour Longevity and Flexibility
Monier™ concrete flat tiles come in the widest range of colours and profiles and you have the ability to update the look of your roof with a simple re-coat. You also have a choice of colour technologies to retain the look, beauty and re-sale value of your home. These options are popular due to their colour longevity and flexibility. In fact, it is said that Monier’s standard concrete flat tile range has a 78 percent better colour performance than standard COLORBOND® Steel. Aside from that, Monier C-LOC™ Colour Lock Technology has an eight times better colour performance than standard COLORBOND® Steel
Withstand Extreme Weather Conditions
Concrete flat tiles are perceived to be genuinely made for Australian weather conditions. These tiles love the beach and marine life. They will not rust or corrode near salt water like metal roofs. Concrete is also a great fire-safe option. As mentioned above, if you integrate concrete flat tiles with SOLARtile™, you will be able to produce solar roofing that can withstand the elements alongside all Monier tiles. They are deemed as strong, hail-proof, and less risky from wind strain or debris than standard systems.
If you are in the market for Monier™ concrete flat tiles and SOLARtile™, avail them from Higgins Roofing for a perfect solar roofing system. We are considered as professional roof tilers that perform the installation of Monier and Wunderlich roof tiles in Australia. We are extremely dedicated to offer Australian homeowners the highest quality roofing products and installation suited to their needs and preferences.
Summer season is the most favourable time for reroofing projects due to many reasons. First, the temperatures are ideal for reroofing or roof replacement as compared to the chilly weather of the winter. Secondly, roofers have a less hectic schedule in the summer. There is also less chance of rain interfering with the roofing task during this season. Aside from that, no snow or ice will fall which reduces the hazardous conditions of the already risky project. Lastly, you will have an ample time to prepare your roof for the colder months of the year.
Despite the many advantages brought by the summer season, you can never be too complacent. Below are summer season reroofing tips that might just help you while you proceed on your reroofing project.
Start as Early as Possible
Weather is indeed a force to be reckoned with. It is highly uncontrollable since you will not know how hot the day is going to get or predict with 100 percent accuracy when it will start to rain in the afternoon. However, you can always play the hand you are dealt, meaning you can manage how you will respond to the given circumstances. You should start the reroofing process early in the morning to avoid as much of the sun’s summer rays and afternoon rain as possible. If you get the bulk of the work done before the hottest point of the day you have acquired the key to surviving in summer heat.
Hydrate as Often as Possible
The best tip for surviving the extreme summer heat is staying hydrated. The human body is made up of 60 percent water, which is why the body is dependent on water to function. Water intake helps digest food, take nutrients and oxygen to all the cells of the body, and lubricate joints while cushioning organs.
Standing on the roof, directly in the path of the sun’s ultraviolet rays, causes the body to sweat. And while sweating regulates body temperature, excessive sweating without replenishment can lead to dehydration, fainting and many other serious ailments. Drinking plenty of fluids before, during and after every roofing project should be the plan of action for all contractors working in the heat.
Take Cooling Down Breaks
Standing on top of a roof, there is usually no shade to protect a roofer from the sun’s rays. Reroofers must take an ample amount of breaks in the shade, or air conditioning if available, while working through the hot sun. It is as important as staying hydrated throughout the day.
Wear Necessary Protection
Appropriate clothes are the body’s first line of defence against the sun. There are shirts designed to keep you cool because their fabrics are breathable and can wick moisture from the body. Don’t forget about the importance of a good pair of shoes. Finding shoes that have a great resistance to wear-and-tear and have a slip-resistant sole are two important features for roofing footwear attire. Finally, sunscreen is a roofer’s best short-term defence against burns and long-term safeguard when it comes to preventing skin cancer. To aid in a roofer’s fight against dehydration and other ailments caused by the sun, a layer of sunscreen should cover all body parts not shielded by clothing—it is the final piece to every roofer’s summer uniform.
Make sure to consult Higgins Roofing in your summer reroofing project. We are a leading Re-Roofing specialist in Melbourne that can help you with your roofing needs.