At times, when your roof suffers storm or other weather damage, it is time to replace it instead of just a quick repair. This is a perfect opportunity to change to a different roofing material that will hold up more effective to wind, rain or other weather occurrences. With so many choices today, though, it is difficult to know which materials hold up the best. For this reason, we are here to explain to you why you should switch to Monier roof tiles to ensure the best weatherproofing option for your home.
The first thing you need to know about Monier roofing tiles is that there are three different kinds of them from which to make your selection for this particular function, namely concrete, terracotta and the new Elemental™ tiles.
Monier Roof Tiles for Weatherproofing – Concrete, Terracotta and Elemental
Concrete roof tiles by Monier are highly affordable while being durable in all environmental conditions, including fire-prone areas. In fact, similar to other concrete outdoor elements, they strengthen with age. As the sun shines down on these tiles, the concrete continues to harden even further than it starts out. Along with all of this, these tiles provide effective, long-lasting colour performance. Each style of Monier concrete tiles is tested in Australian conditions to ensure that it lives up to the company’s strict standards.
One feature of the terracotta tiles by Monier that makes them unique in comparison to those of other brands is the fact that they are moulded and shaped by hand in Vermont, VIC, with raw materials from Australia. Terracotta has a long history that dates back approximately 6000 years. Monier takes and puts its own touches on its various styles of these tiles to bring them into this time period with a fresh, updated look. These tiles provide high energy efficiency, colour performance and resiliency in all types of weather conditions.
Another reason to consider Monier roofing tiles is the company’s latest creation of the Elemental™ series of roofing tiles. With this series of tiles, you receive innovative, streamlined, contemporary, lightweight low-pitch roofing tiles that are specifically designed to withstand all weather and environmental conditions. Their durability is due to them being made from an advanced, engineered, fibre-reinforced composite material that was originally created for use in the automotive and aerospace industries. They also have passed CSIRO testing for Australian Building Standards AS 4046.
Turn to Higgins Roofing for further reasons why you should switch to Monier roof tiles when your present roof has storm or other weather damage. Along with our high-quality services, you will also receive Monier’s 50-year performance guarantee.
Water pooling and ponding should be a primary concern with any type of roofing, including tile since it can occur with any style of roof, home or building, especially during the colder months of the year, unless proper measures are taken. Moisture is the main cause of this issue, and it happens when the heated air inside the building rises into the attic or roof area. This is where the warm air comes into contact with the cooler exterior air to form the water pooling and ponding. When the roof is not designed correctly, the moisture has no escape route and can cause major issues. We provide further facts about the problem of water pooling and ponding, and why should it be fixed immediately.
Water Pooling and Ponding on Flat Roof Tiles Cause Damages
Excessive water pooling and ponding in your roof’s structure encourages mould growth. Mould can spread throughout the area rapidly since it prefers a moist environment to a dry one. When you do not address this issue fast enough, it can affect other parts of your home or building and the health of everyone who frequents it. Also, mould has been known to feed on the organic materials in homes and buildings.
In addition to mould growth, roof water pooling and ponding can cause the structural components of the roof to rot. Wood beams and other parts can start to decay while steel or metal parts can corrode and weaken. As a result, the integrity of your house’s or building’s framework will decrease drastically.
How To Prevent Roof Water Pooling And Ponding
The first way to prevent moisture from accumulating enough to cause water pooling and ponding is to hire a reputable, experienced roofing company to install your tile roofing. It will know the specific setup that your roof requires to prevent this issue.
Adequate roof ventilation is a must to allow the moisture a route to escape from your home and building. An experienced roofing crew knows how to add just the right amount of ventilation without going overboard. Excessive venting can cause heat loss, which increases your heating costs.
While insulating your house or building in a quality fashion can cut down on water pooling and ponding, go one step further and have the roofing crew install a vapour barrier. A vapour barrier is a waterproof membrane that moisture cannot penetrate.
As you can see, roof water pooling and ponding can be a major concern with of roofing materials, including tile roofing, since it is a structural and design issue more than it has to do with the nature of the roofing. For further facts about this topic, turn to Higgins Roofing. We specialise in roofing and in installing Monier™ roof tiles.