The Tractile Interlocking Roof System
The Tractile Interlocking Roof System is a new combination of materials and system technology, providing a high-performance and cost-effective roof tile and wall panel solution. Tractile has been designed to be utilised across all segments of the Building and Construction industry from residential to industrial.
Leaving aside freak storm conditions, the main battle fought by traditional tiles against the weather is that of stopping water penetratation. In most cases, heavy terracotta or concrete tiles perform this task admirably; except when the wind is blowing and water flowing down the roof is blown up between the tiles.
Traditional tiles need a steep roof angle (pitch or rake) to limit the chance water has to blow up between the tiles and into the roof. Roofs built utilizing the Tractile Interlocking Building System do not have this problem.
The wind and water challenge limits the shallowness of the roof angle of a traditional roof and can force a builder or owner to use channels or sarking to limit the ingress of water.
With the Tractile System, preventing water from getting in under tiles is no longer a problem. The pitch of a Tractile roof and the shape of the tiles is now almost completely a matter of looks and taste.
And with modern materials and innovation, that’s really the way it should be.