WIENBERBERGER clay tiles combine historical production traditions and modern technologies. Clay or ceramic tiles are a classic roof cover that has been used in the world for centuries. They are produced from natural materials in various shapes with different surface coatings. Their unique functional properties ensure that they remain popular in contemporary architecture as well – using them for different complexity roofs and facades.
Durable to weather and temperature fluctuations, chemically resistant, fire resistant, quiet and visually attractive – those are just a few of the main advantages of clay or ceramic tiles. WIENERBERGER tiles are especially suitable for use in coastal territories since the salty air does not harm them and does not cause rust.
The company WIENERBERGER, which owns factories in several countries, is one of the largest manufacturers of clay construction products in the world. The clay tiles of KORAMIC and TONDACH brand in extensive profile assortment is just part of the products manufacturer by the large concern.
“WIENERBERGER” offers a very vast range of KORAMIC and TONDACH brand clay tiles, which, depending on the tile profile, are made in factories based in Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, France and Netherlands.
Natural – clay tiles are burnt, and the surface is not treated. Most often tiles with such surface are used for historical buildings.
Engobed – Before burning the clay tile mass is mixed with minerals or metal oxides. Such coating ensures smooth surface and uniform color of the tile.
Glazed – tiles containing color additives and liquid, crushed glass mass in their chemical composition, which cures in burning process and forms a glazed surface. This glazed surface completely seals the pores of the tile and also ensures special protection to dust, UV radiation and formation of moss. That is why these tiles are especially suitable for buildings located near the forest.
WIENERBERGER clay tiles are available in different colors. To create a particularly unique appearance of the building that suits the taste of the building owner, the roof can be created, combining tiles of various colors.
Versatility of profiles and colors ensures that a WIENERBERGER clay tile roof can be selected for any building. These tiles are not affected by different external factors – high temperature fluctuations, precipitation, air pollution or corrosion, which is why the clay tile roofs can age beautifully and smoothly, retaining their physical properties.
WIENERBERGER clay tiles retain their functionality and shape under the effect of different weather conditions and extreme temperature fluctuations. WIENERBERGER clay tiles are also a safe choice to reduce potential losses caused by strong wind. Since the tiles are installed one by one, they can be easily replaced (unlike other roof covers where the damage may lead to replacing of entire roof plate).
Installation of WIENERBERGER clay tiles will be easy for a professional. These tiles have a large size, therefore, laying them is quick. There are no temperature limits for installation of clay tiles – they can be laid in any weather. Also the roof can be equipped with any additional accessories at any time (roof footbridges, snow barriers, ventilation outlets, etc.).
WIENERBERGER is constantly working on products and technologies that encourage development and potentially result in optimum solutions – visually beautiful, economic, functional and environmentally friendly. WIENERBERGER products meet all safety standards in construction – they are durable, qualitative and have long service life.
In construction, the same as in other industries, more attention is being paid to environmental responsibility and sustainability. In long-term perspective it is cheaper and more reasonable to choose building materials that will serve longer instead of those, which, at the first glance, might cost less. It has to be considered that there are materials, which will require maintenance and repairs later and this can quickly exceed the money saved at initial purchase. Wienerberger clay tiles serve longer than other roof coverings and give more added value to the building. This is an investment into the building that will have better return in the long-term as cheaper roof covering alternatives.
Clay tiles are made from natural clay. These are environmentally friendly during entire life cycle – purchase of raw materials, packaging and recycling. Also, if a building with clay tile roof covering is being demolished, the tiles can be easily recycled, used for various purposes and without causing any environmental pollution or may be used as roof covering for another building.
One of the best advantages of the clay tiles is that they ensure efficient thermal insulation, they breathe and minimize condensation, protecting the building from overheating and damage of wooden structures. These tiles ensure optimum comfort indoors – in winter the building retains heat, while in summer it is pleasantly cool.
There is a notion that a clay tile roof is heavy. Any roof structure is designed, keeping in mind different additional loads – the weight of the roof cover, snow and wind loads and different other parameters. Exact calculations of the building are made by designers, of course, but, if the building is being renovated and historically clay tile roof covering has not been used in it, it can be potentially used if testing is ensured. The clay tiles have the advantage of providing good tension of the roof structure during strong wind and snow.
The clay tile roof does not require special maintenance. It serves for a long time, without losing its attractiveness. But, if one wishes to wash it, it can be easily done, using a high pressure washing device – the tiles will regain their initial appearance even after several years of operation.
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