When the architect Gareth Edwards asked Metrotile he wants a flat looking tile and would stand up to some severe wind conditions. The answer is the Metrotile Shingle tile. The house is positioned high above Palmerston North amongst the wind farms – Te Apiti Wind Farm, which is located on Saddle Road north of the Manawatu Gorge. The wind resource near the Manawatu Gorge is exceptional. Because the Manawatu gorge acts as a wind funnel, creating consistently high wind speeds.
The tile profiles and roofing accessories are engineered to interlock and overlap to resist wind lifting and keep out the harsh elements. With the textured finish, the Shingle tile captures the subtle look and charm of low-profile traditional shingles. There is no wonder why Gareth specified the Metrotile Shingle for his project. A Metrotile Shingle roof offers superior performance and all the advantages of stone-coated steel.