A character home in Wellington was recently renovated to provide added protection from future earthquakes. The home featured a heavy Marseille clay tile roof which needed to be removed and replaced with an alternative that was substantially lighter, visually appealing and complemented the character of the home.
A number of possible roofing systems were presented to the client. Viking EcoStar was selected as it provided not only the desired look, but offered a lighter-weight roof, a 50 year warranty and a strong plywood substrate which aided in the earthquake strengthening of the building.
Ecostar, from Viking Roofspec, is a revolutionary, premium roofing system designed to emulate the look of Welsh slate at less than half the weight. It is manufactured using 80% recycled materials that include UV stable rubber and polymers, sourced from the likes of car bumpers, radiator hoses and door mouldings.
With 10 different colours, and four unique profiles available, the EcoStar range allows homeowners to create their desired exterior look to complement the home. The traditional profile EcoStar tile in midnight grey colour fitted the criteria perfectly for the home in Wellington; it was lighter in weight and created a grand and authentic finish.
The home in Wellington has been renovated to withstand future earthquakes and the roof is lighter and stronger while the character of the home has been enhanced, not compromised.