Lightweight, robust, long-lasting, environmentally-friendly, ideal to work with, versatile in design – aluminium possesses all the characteristics that you could wish for in a material.
GOOD REASONS FOR CHOOSING ALUMINIUM
- Low weight: easy installation, affordable renovation
- Outstanding folding properties: flexible handling and processing
- Durable and weatherproof: one material for a life time
- Extremely environmentally-friendly: 100% recyclable, easy to transport
- Unique design possibilities: variety of colours, shapes and patterns
LIGHT & AFFORDABLE RENOVATION WITH ALUMINIUM
A PREFA aluminium roof only weighs a fraction of the weight of an extremely heavy tile roof. With a dead weight of just 2.3 to 2.6 kg per square metre, installers no longer work up a sweat. In theory, a goods lift is not necessary at all. So it’s not just the installers that are relieved. Once the PREFA roof has been installed, the roof substructure can also breathe freely for many decades.
For builders, the light weight of our aluminium products pays off particularly when carrying out renovation work. Weak roof structures don’t need any extra reinforcement before the new roof is installed. That saves time and money.
The time needed at the construction site is significantly reduced too. We deliver the material to you in a perfectly prepared condition. In addition, with the appropriate technical expertise, our products can be quickly and easily mounted (on a roof pitch exceeding just 3°).
Additional advantage: no more bothersome clouds of dust are created as is the case when cutting roof tiles. So take it easy.
OUTSTANDING FOLDING CHARACTERISTICS
ALUMINUM IS FLEXIBLE TO WORK WITH
For us, aluminium is the most flexible material used in construction engineering. Not least because the material has excellent folding properties. Thanks to a refined alloy, aluminium is pliable and extremely flexible to work with even in extreme temperatures below freezing point. Installation even in freezing temperatures at high altitudes is mere child’s play – many mountain huts (in some cases located at more than 3,000 metres above sea level) have already been equipped with a PREFA building envelope.
Fact: thanks to the flexibility and malleability of aluminium, complicated constructions and special solutions can also be professionally implemented. Even in extreme weather conditions.
ALUMINIUM LASTS AN ETERNITY
Storm-proof, break-proof, robust, durable – PREFA aluminium roofs and façades do not get beaten up by bad weather. Aluminium defies all weather and protects itself from corrosion. It reacts with oxygen in the air to form a natural oxide layer which coats the material like protective amour. A damaged roof or façade membrane made from aluminium will always regenerate itself. The aluminium supports are also protected by a two-layer stove enamel finish.
In addition to aluminium’s powerful properties, the concealed fastening technology in a half-offset pattern also offers strong support. So the building shell remains watertight, keeping bad weather outside. We give you this waterproof promise in writing with a 40-year guarantee for colours and materials.
A POSITIVE ECO-BALANCE WITH ALUMINIUM
From an ecological point of view, aluminium is an excellent choice of material.. As aluminium is so lightweight, a great amount of energy is saved and CO₂ emissions are reduced even during transport to the building site. In general, there’s no need to load up a big lorry, a small van is sufficient.
The second major advantage: aluminium can be fully recycled. During preparation, only 5% of the extraction energy is used. That’s why we generally use secondary aluminium to produce our products.
Long-lasting, virtually maintenance-free, can be recycled without loss and transported in an environmentally-friendly way – with aluminium, you achieve a positive eco-balance.
UNIQUE CREATIVE SCOPE
ALUMINIUM IS IMPRESSIVE FROM A VISUAL POINT OF VIEW TOO
Aluminium is extremely versatile and leaves no desires unfulfilled as far as surface design is concerned. Unique patterns, colours and effects are possible in a wide range of forms.
Depending on the product, we offer up to 16 shades of colour. Upon request, we will also gladly create special colours – tailored to your customers’ requirements. PREFA roofs and façades are unbelievably colour-fast. The high-quality coating layer is malleable and therefore protected against extreme weather conditions and temperature fluctuations.
With our high-tech products, such as the FX.12 roof panel and façade panel, buildings are turned into projection surfaces. Depending on the exposure to light, magical light and shade effects are created, bringing the building shell to life.
PREFA’s aluminium roofs and façades enable you to create flexible solutions for modern architecture. Your customers’ dreams can come true. So, for optical aspects too, you have all the sales arguments in your favour.