Jo from Sylvania has style.

So when she was looking to revamp her tired terracotta roof, there was no way she wanted solar panels on top of her premium home.

Enter Tractile.

A few years ago, Jo considered putting solar panels on top of her home, but was told that because the terracotta tiles were old and brittle, solar panels would damage her roof.


“That’s when I realised it was time to give my home and my roof a total refresh,” says Jo.


“I love the tiled look, but I wanted to make it feel more modern.”


Jo then investigated roofing her home with premium quality tiles, but had a dilemma.


“I just didn’t want to spend all this money on tiles for my roof, and then put big solar panels on top. It just doesn’t make sense.”


That’s when she discovered Tractile.

“I love the seamless look,” says Jo. “You can hardly tell we have solar.”


Overlooking picturesque Botany Bay, it was important for Jo to have a roof that is non-corrosive and can withstand the intense winds that regularly sweep through the area.


Tractile’s roof tiles are resistant to the harsh effects of the coast, made from a composite material of fibreglass, resin and fire retardant.


Our unique hook and batten system ensures Jo’s roof is secure for her family. A Tractile roof is Cyclone Category 5 rated, withstanding winds up to 280km/h.


“I’m so pleased to have such a beautiful roof, that generates power and is not going to deteriorate like other materials,” says Jo. “I feel like I’ve created something special for my home that will last a lifetime.”

About Tractile Eclipse Solar Tiles

  • Solar Cells rate at 20.2% efficiency
  • Generate Solar PV AND Hot water
  • Slate-like designer aesthetic
  • Fit seamlessly with Tractile Eclipse Roof Tiles to create the entire roof
  • Cyclone Category 5 rated (280km/h winds)
  • Non-corrosive – perfect for coastal conditions
  • Accommodates roof pitch as low as 10˚ 

Removal and disposal of Jo’s old terracotta roof and installation of her Tractile Solar Roof by Tractile’s installation partners, Combined Roofing took just a few days, meaning her family wasn’t inconvenienced for a long period.


“I just loved the process from beginning to end,” says Jo. “Driving up to my home is wonderful. The roof makes it feel so fresh. I couldn’t be happier.”


  • If you are looking for a SOLAR ROOF that

    • Generates MAXIMUM electricity (7-12% greater efficiency)

    • Includes HOT WATER

    •  Non-corrosive 

    • Maximum street appeal

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