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Metrotile

Beautiful stone coated roof tiles and cutting-edge Aluzinc protective steel roof tiles. Metrotile products provide a more visually pleasing finish and exceptional long term durability.

40 year Warranty

For all of our Metrotile products

The Metrotile Roofing Systems product range offers exceptional strength and durability in the harshest climates. Watertight, fireproof, wind resistant, UV protected and doesn’t fade and is backed by a Metrotile Roofing Systems warranty.

Wood Shake Tile

The Metrotile Woodshake profile is designed to get the same appearance of a wooden roof with the additional benefits of steel roofing.

The Metrotile Lightweight Roofing Woodshake profile is a product that offers incredible value and superior performance to traditional shake roof products in every way. Metrotile Woodshake offers the same great aesthetics as traditional wooden shake roof tiles while offering superior benefits. The deep lines pressed into each ZAM coated steel profile results in increased shadow definition, resulting in a tile that looks virtually indistinguishable from traditional wooden shake tiles, while simultaneously offering unmatched vandal and weather resistance.

Available in .410mm thickness and formed from high-quality Drawing Grade 3 steel, like all Metrotile profiles, Metrotile Woodshake makes a perfect choice for a wide variety of roofing projects.

Inter-Locking Shingle

Now possible to achieve a distinctive look without all the problems inherent in traditional asphalt shingles such as delaminating, lifting and general UV damage.
These tiles are designed for use on roofs as well as vertical wall cladding.

Offering the rooftop quality and style for which Metrotile Lightweight Roofing is renowned, Metrotile Shingle has been designed with a unique “hidden fix” system that also enables the product to double as an excellent vertical cladding solution. This is because the hidden-fix design leaves no nail exposed, preventing rainwater from corroding the nails, a common weakness of traditional vertical cladding.

Viksen Tile

One of our most popular profiles, the inspiration for Viksen is to be found in the ancient architectural style of Northern Europe.

With both vertical and horizontal ridges, Viksen is unique in its ability to cast small shadows across the tile which change in shape and size throughout the day as the sun passes overhead. Viksen has become one of the most preferred roofs in Africa.

 It is the ideal profile for those looking for an elegant, highly secure and rapidly installed roofing solution. 

Roman Tile

The Roman tile has been designed to imitate the look of traditional natural clay tiles to give your home an authentic Mediterranean feel.

A heart of high-quality anti-rust coated steel with advanced stone granule coating guarantees optimal protection for your home. The Roman profile provides true elegance without the inherent weight and cost.
FIRST CHOICE for replicating the look of clay.

Pressed from high-quality Drawing Grade 3 ZAM coated steel as all of our profiles, backed by a full selection of matching accessories and able to be fixed to a pitch as low as 10°, Metrotile Roman is a stand-out choice for any building project.

Bond Tile

Our best-selling Bond profile is designed to achieve the same appearance of the traditional clay roof style, with the additional benefits of steel roofing.

Bond is an eight pan, stone-coated panel pressed from a high grade of zincalume steel and is available in a wide selection of colours to enhance any exterior colour scheme.

Metrotile Lightweight Roofing’s Bond profile is available in two thicknesses, .410mm and .900mm with the latter being suitable for areas where vandalism is a concern in addition to extra resistance to rooftop foot traffic. Metrotile .410 profiles are suitable for the majority of standard rooftop applications.

Aquapan DIY Sheets

Produces a more aesthetic end result for smaller roof areas such as holiday homes, carports and country houses.

The sheets can be used to cover more area and layed above flat tiles like shingle and slate tiles.

  • Installation Process

    Always work on a sturdy and nail able base or tile battens set out from front of batten to front of batten above 480mm. Incase of refurbishment, the exisiting roof convering (shingle or sheeting) need not be pulled down, it can serve as an underlay.

Re-Roofing Over Existing

With Metrotile you are not limited to any choice, all our tiles can be applied on top of existing roofing materials, like IBR or Corrugated sheets, slate or shingle tile, even over old asbestos.

  • Installation Process

    The roof panels can be interlocked either rightover left or left over right with the side laps of one small corrugation. The panels are placed onto battens spacing 370 mm. The downturned front edge and the upturned rear edge of eachtile provides a strong, weatherproof, overlapping and interlockingroof covering. Each panel is secured by 4 nails in the front-downturned edge into the side of the batten, positioned out of the water course.

  • Care and Maintenance

    For All of Our Metrotile Products
    40-Year warranty inland
    10-year warranty, 750m from coast
    The Metrotile Roofing Systems product range offers exceptional strength and durability in the harshest climates. Watertight, fireproof, wind resistant UV protected and doesn’t fade and is backed by a Metrotile Roofing Systems warranty.

Re Roofing

What are the Metrotile Performance Guarantees?

hail resistance

Hail Resistance

Metrotile Steel Roof Tiles achieve the highest UL 2218 rating for hail impact resistance in the United States.

HIGH WIND RESISTANCE

High Wind Resistance

Metrotile Steel Roof Tiles are engineered to withstand high wind uplift forces and perform well in the “Very High Wind Zones” (VHWZ) of coastal New Zealand.

LIGHTWEIGHT

Lightweight

Metrotile Steel Roof Tiles are a lightweight interlocking roof system, with uncompromising strength.

FIRE SAFE

Fire Safe

Metrotile Steel Roof Tiles are classified as a “Class A” Fire Rated, non-combustible roofing material, in the United States.

EARTHQUAKE

Earthquake

Metrotile Steel Roof Tiles are an interlocking roof system. The tiles are individually fixed and are less likely to fall through the ceiling during an earthquake.

MARINE ENVIRONMENTS

Marine Environments

Metrotile roof tiles are suitable for all marine environments and are backed by our warranty.

PROTECTION FROM THE SUN

Protection from the Sun

Metrotile Roof Tiles incorporate “state of the art” acrylic coating technology and have been tested in one of the most severe UV climates in the world – New Zealand.

SUSTAINABILITY

Sustainability

Engineered from high grade Zincalume coated steel, a Metrotile roof is one of the most recyclable and sustainable building products in the world.

70 YEARS ROOFING EXPERIENCE

70 Years Roofing Experience

As a family business Metrotile’s growth has come from ownership, accountability, knowledge, research and hard work.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long has Stone-Coated Steel roofing been around?

Stone-coated steel roofing occurred during World War II when tar and sand were used to cover galvanized steel bunkers. After the war, the practice was commercialized and the first roofs were produced. Stone coated steel roofs have been protecting buildings since then, but the product technology today bears little resemblance to early practices due to advances in the chemistry of coatings.

Can you walk on a steel roof?

Yes. Though some care must be exercised while walking on the roof and you should only place your foot on the flat section on the nose of the tile,roofers walk all over the roof during the installation process.

Is a stone-coated steel roof noisy in the rain?

No. The modular tile system and the dead space between the steel roofing panel and the underlay minimize exterior noise even in a rainstorm. The stone-coating also reduces the noise of the rain when it hits the tiles.

How will a Metrotile roof stand up to extreme weather?

A Metrotile roof can withstand decades of abuse from extreme weather conditions including wind, heat, humidity and rain. Metrotile has many international test reports and actual field results confirming their products are earthquake, fire and freeze/thaw resistant and can withstand hurricane-forced winds of up to 193kph. With a minimal amount of periodic maintenance a Metrotile roof will provide years of lasting performance.

How do the granules stay bonded to the steel?

An acrylic primer is applied to the Zincalume coated steel substrate by the steel mill. Graded, non-oiled stone granules are then embedded in a thick UV resistant water base acrylic polymer. A final layer of acrylic over-glaze is applied on top of the stone before the tiles are cured in an oven at a temperature of 120 degrees.

Will a steel roof rust?

The ZINCALUME coated steel has been formulated to give a significantly longer service life than a galvanised coating. The ZINCALUME steel coating combines the corrosive protection of aluminium with the sacrificial protection of zinc, giving the advantages of both metals. The resulting alloy coating enhances corrosion resistance, making it ideal for such applications as roofing. This is why the Metrotile roof system is referred to as “The final Roofing System”, and is backed up with a 50 year limited warranty.

Does the colour fade?

The history of Metrotile’s products demonstrates that fading is not a problem. Metrotile uses either naturally coloured or ceramic coated stone granules on their tiles. The natural stone cannot fade and the ceramic coated stone is manufactured with the highest quality pigments and fired at temperatures above 700 deg Celsius. Over time, a slight change in colour may occur due to settling of airborne contaminants. However periodic rain or washing the roof with a garden hose will keep the roof looking new.

I’m concerned about the environment. Is the roofing material recyclable?

Yes, over sixty percent of most metal roofing materials are recyclable. Other roofing products are made of non-recyclable material.

Is a steel roof fire safe?

Steel roofing is classified as a non-combustible roofing material (Class A). In new construction and in many re-roofing applications the metal roofing system is a Class A non-combustible roof assembly. That means it is the most resistant to fire.

What about energy efficiency?

Metal roofs have a high reflectivity, which contributes to the overall energy efficiency of your home.

Can I drink water from my roof?

Yes, rainwater collected from Metrotile roofs is safe to consume. After your new roof has been installed you need to wait for two good rainfalls before beginning collection.

What is the installed weight of a steel roof in comparison to other products?
PRODUCTWeight/m2
Metrotile Steel panel6 kg
Standard (3-Tab) Asphalt Shingles15-25 kg
Clay / Concrete Tiles*46 kg

*Note that the weights for clay and concrete products are for dry weights and that the weight of these products increases when wet.

Are steel roofs more susceptible to lightning strikes?

Steel roofing is no more susceptible to lightning than other roofing materials. It has been demonstrated that lightning strikes most frequently the highest points of terrain. Where concerns exist, lightning rods can be installed on roofs that are the highest point of surrounding terrain.

Does Metrotile offer a warranty?

Yes, when installed to the required standards and with the required maintenance Metrotile roofs can carry a warranty of up to 50 years. A five year installation warranty is also offered by the installers.

Why do people choose a Metrotile roof?

Metrotile was founded by the Ross family who have over 70 years experience in roofing. Metrotile is now a global supplier with roofs now installed in over 80 counties around the world. Metrotile’s design focus is on simple, functional products that provide fast install times and an aesthetic look to suit any architecture. Metrotile ensures that their distributors are experienced and trustworthy companies that are able to provide professional advice with a complete back-up sales service so that homeowners are completely satisfied with their new roof.

Re-Roofing Over Existing

With Metrotile you are not limited to choice, any or all our tiles can be applied on top of existing roofing materials, like IBR or Corrugated sheets, slate or shingle tile, even over old asbestos.