HOMEOWNERS OVERVIEW OF BORAL CLAY AND CONCRETE ROOFING PRODUCTS
US Tile Clay Roof Tile Products
Design / Style
Boral Roofing has one of the most extensive choice of profiles and styles of clay roofing tiles in the nation, ranging from traditional mission style barrel tiles to flat tiles that deliver the aesthetics of natural slate and wood shake. The unique design of their traditional mission tile allows for a wide variety of installation options including staggering, boosting, serpentine patterns and much more.
Clay tile is known for its long-term durability and longevity by being wind, hail, and fire resistant. Boral Roofing’s modern manufacturing techniques enhance this durability giving customers a roofing product that’s sure to last a lifetime.**
Boral Roofing clay tile products outperform virtually any roofing product on the market today. Grade 1 clay tiles can withstand an array of extreme weather conditions (windy, wet, dry, hot and cold) without losing their beauty and will not fade over time.**
Boral Roofing’s domestically produced clay roofing products are the first roof tiles in the world to receive the prestigious Cradle to Cradle Gold certification, ensuring they are truly sustainable and will not harm the environment. Their clay roofing products use up to 59% recycled raw materials, are 100% recyclable and come in a wide variety of approved cool roof rated colors.
Clay tile has proven its durability, longevity and aesthetic appeal over thousands of years. Boral Roofing offers a wide range of clay roofing products to fit any budget like our the Mission “S” Tile with easy installation and cost savings, Boral Roofing has a clay tile roofing product to meet any project’s style and budget.
Boral Concrete Roof Tile Products
Design / Style
Boral’s concrete tile offers an extensive range of styles and colors to compliment any architectural design. From traditional Spanish barrel tile profiles to low-profile shake and slate products.
For over 50 years, Boral Roofing customers have enjoyed the quality and performance of the latest technology and purest materials used to produce concrete tiles that can withstand the harshest of climate conditions.
Boral Roofing’s concrete tiles offer Class A fire-rating, hail resistance*, heat and noise insulation, and can withstand winds of up to 150 mph.
Concrete tile is one of the most sustainable roofing systems in today’s market. Not only does Boral offer a wide variety of energy saving, reflective cool roof colors, their manufacturing process has a small carbon footprint and uses only naturally occurring and abundant resources. Their products contain no chemical preservatives, can substantially reduce energy consumption, and are up to 100% recyclable.
Concrete tile is the most affordable, long-term roofing solution on the market. Not only does Boral Roofing tile deliver long-lasting value, it adds curb appeal and increases property value. Low maintenance, energy-saving and aesthetic appeal make concrete tile the best overall value in roofing products.
Boral Roofing Clay and Concrete Roof Tiles Offer Sustainable Solutions without Compromising Aesthetics, Performance or Cost
Clay Roof Tile Products Sustainable Attributes
Made from the earth, Boral Roofing Clay Roof Tile products are all natural, 100% recyclable, with a recycled material content of up to 59%, minimizing the environmental footprint and maximizing LEED credits. Their raw materials are sourced locally, ensuring minimal transportation footprints as well. In fact, in 2008 Boral Roofing used over 48 million tons of recycled materials in their roofing products. That is equal to the energy used by 84,000 homes or the annual emissions from 108,000 cars.
Their Cool Roof compliant colors are made from the same, kiln-fired natural materials and do not compromise on superior aesthetics, performance or cost. In fact, all of Boral Roofing’s environmentally conscious products are standard and do not have any cost premiums associated with them.
Concrete Roof Tile Products Sustainable Attributes
Innovative tile computer modeling and engineering design tools allow Boral to minimize the use of raw materials while not compromising the long-term performance of the roof. Their tile is specifically engineered to allow greater airflow between the tile and the roof deck – creating a more energy efficient roof system.
Boral Roofing products have a high thermal mass that helps reduce peak energy demand, maintaining the comfort level in living spaces. Using concrete roof tile reduces the transfer of heat into the attic space by 70 percent compared to other roofing materials, such as asphalt shingles.
Throughout a 50-year service life, a tile roof can reabsorb up to 20 percent of the CO2 emitted during the manufacture of the cement content.* If concrete tile ever needs to be replaced, it can be recycled. By contrast, over 11 million tons of asphalt shingle waste is generated annually in the U.S. Reroofing jobs account for 10 million tons with another 1 million from manufacturing scrap.**
*Icelandic Building Research Institute, Norwegian Building Institute, Danish Technical Institute “CO2 absorption”.
**California Integrated Waste Management Board
LEED Building Opportunities
Architects and builders using the LEED system for sustainable building have a distinct advantage when using Boral Roofing products. Their products offer a wide range of LEED point opportunities other sloped roofing products cannot match. They also have dedicated LEED AP’s on their staff to help companies realize their maximum LEED point opportunities, underscoring their commitment to their customers to be their primary solution for environmentally responsible roofing systems without compromising the superior aesthetics and durability of clay and concrete roof tile.
Learn more and view the full line of products at Boral America.
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