Advantages and benefits of Wienerberger clay roof tiles
Clay roof tiles do come with a lot of advantages
By firing the clay roof tiles at high temperatures, this pure natural product achieves a lifespan of over 100 years.
Clay roof tiles are a natural and beautiful material with UV-resistant and durable colours.
Exclusive range of clay roof tiles in different colours, finishes (natural, glazed and engobe) and fittings to create the perfect roof. State-of-the-art production techniques enable us to give each product a distinctive look and unique feel.
Clay roof tiles are pure natural products that satisfy all requirements on environmentally friendly construction in a way that hardly any other building material can match.
No need for maintenance – with the support of the most advanced technologies, our roof tiles enhance the quality of life for anyone living under their protection.
After demolition, clay roof tiles are recyclable – re-usable in the material cycle - or can be easily and cost-efficiently deposited as mineral building material without causing environmental pollution.
In case of annexes or refurbishments, clay roof tiles are easily fitted.
Also the pitched roof offers many advantages - besides its function of being the pinnacle of the building
Increasing frequencies of extreme weather events, as a consequence of climate change, challenge building structures. The structural stability of pitched roofs, however, allows the roof to withstand heavy loads resulting from, for example, snow.
On average, building envelopes are responsible for about 25% to 35% of the overall energy loss of a building. A pitched roof significantly improves the thermal efficiency of the building thanks to the natural ventilation underneath the top roof layer. This ensures optimal indoor comfort both in winter and summer.
Moreover, pitched roofs ensure fast water runoff in case of heavy rain, making drainage pipes running through the building unnecessary and allowing easy maintenance of drains. Additionally, pitched roofs are a long-term waterproof solution suitably resistant to moisture and vegetation.
From an economic point of view, pitched roofs create particularly high values as they provide more living space compared to similarly priced flat-roofed houses. In cities where town planners emphasise the need for spatial compression, attic conversion is a perfect possibility to create additional living space. Furthermore, attic conversion is cheaper than building an extension. Pitched roofs are ideal for environment- and price-conscious residents: with better energy conservation as compared with flat roofs, pitched roofs contribute to energy savings. From a design perspective, pitched roofs open up a wide range of possibilities for exceptional living experiences.
All in all, pitched roofs provide a unique combination of cultural expression and technical superiority proven across Europe for hundreds of years.