A roof isn’t just made up of the main roofing tiles. You also need to choose the various joining and finishing pieces for the edges and peak of your roof.
Starters, barges, ridges and gutters are just some of the tile pieces you may need to complete your Tractile roof.
All of these roofing pieces fit as part of your roof with the Tractile Interlocking Building System and come in the same colours, styles, finishes and materials as the main tiles.
Because these pieces are part of the Tractile System, you can be sure the joins are strong and protect against water ingress, but remain flexible enough to accommodate the natural settling process that all roofs go through over about the first seven years of life.
Far from the simple ridge saddles (the bits that poke up in the middle of the roof) and filials (the flashy finishes at the apex or edges of a roof) that are the ornamental staple of traditional roofs, there is no real limit to what you can do with a Tractile roof.
Design flourishes and finishes to your liking; make them visual treats, practical treasures or a combination; and remember that they can all be incorporated into a Tractile roof using the secure and easy Tractile Interlocking Building System.
The concrete and terracotta of traditional roofs can crack and chip if made too thin. Intricate details are just not possible with these outdated materials.
The Tractile System’s modern approach allows modern materials. You can still have a traditional style of roof, but now you can have one cheaper and stronger that lasts longer.
Many home owners add functional accessories like skylights, BIPV-T, dormer windows, vents, etc after the initial construction of the roof.
Traditionally, this meant removing tiles, adding the accessory and then filling in the gaps in an ad-hoc manner with various filler compounds.
The Tractile Interlocking Building System allows you to add a roofing accessory as part of a Tractile tile. So all you need to do is unhook the original tile, slide it out and then insert for instance Tractile Solar Eclipse roof tile.
The new tiles slides and locks into place, leaving no gap in the structural integrity of the roof.
These windows bring extra light into the home. Traditional skylights needed to be fairly small, so as not to undermine the strength of the roof.
If you have a Tractile roof, as far as the outside of the roof is concerned, all you have to do is replace an existing tile with a clear tile. And you can replace as many tiles as you want to create as large a skylight as you want. You could have an entire room lit by natural light during the day and looking out to the starry sky at night.
Of course, you might need to talk to your electrician about where you are going to put the wires that normally run through your roof.
Roofs vents work by moving the hot air out of the space in your roof before it heats the house below.
The most common type of roof vent is the whirly bird, while a number of different companies make extractors for private use.
Adding a whirly bird vent to a Tractile roof is simply a matter of adding a whirly bird tile.
Add a dormer window to make more use of a large roof volume and add character to your house.
Once a fairly major operation involving the removal of tiles and extensive construction, you can now add a dormer window to a Tractile roof by adding a dormer window tile or cutting and adding directly to the Tractile roof itself!
Tractile Solar BIPV-T Roof Tile
As our world changes and we become more aware of our individual influence on the environment, alternative energies are becoming a very important part of our way of life.
The unique properties of Tractile Solar allows your roof to help you harness the power of the sun.
Tractile Solar will simply power your household appliances and even return energy to the grid for rebates to your general electricity bill.