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Home ren­o­va­tion guru and Monier ex­te­rior de­sign ex­pert Naomi Findlay says by sub­tly chang­ing the pro­file and tex­ture of roof ma­te­ri­als you can re­ally change the look of your house.

“Peo­ple are mov­ing to a flat­ter, more slim­line-look­ing roof tile over what used to be a higher pro­file, an al­most wavy­look­ing roof tile,” she says.

“They’re now em­brac­ing those lower pro­files that hark back to the shingle look.”

While a new look roof is a great way to shake up the over­all street ap­peal of a home, Naomi says you don’t have to go to the ex­tent of com­pletely retil­ing.

“Some peo­ple might feel that their street ap­peal is ru­ined by a big bolt-on so­lar sys­tem for ex­am­ple,” she says.

Ac­cord­ing to a re­cent sur­vey by Monier, 35 per cent of NSW res­i­dents would not put so­lar pan­els on their house if they think they can be seen from the street.

At the same time, 57 per cent of those sur­veyed look­ing to build a new home are in­ter­ested in ways to in­clude power ef­fi­cien­cies like so­lar en­ergy.

Bris­tile re­cently re­leased a so­lar roof tile that blends seam­lessly into the roofline with elec­tric­ity gen­er­a­tion mon­i­tored from your phone. Monier has also re­leased In­lineSOLAR (pic­tured), a stream­lined so­lar panel that sits in flush within your roof line.

“It’s great for peo­ple who are se­ri­ous about en­ergy con­ser­va­tion, but also un­der­stand the im­por­tance of street ap­peal,” Naomi says.

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