Which materials are available for a high-quality and durable roof renovation?
A solid roof performs many functions: it protects the building from the wind and weather, and gives the inhabitants a feeling of security while characterizing the general appearance of the building. Ideally, the building and the roof form one single entity which either blends beautifully into the surrounding neighbourhood or represents a focal point for your village. The right material, colour, shape and surface structure play an important role here. It could be that the choice of material is already restricted by the shape and incline of your roof along with any regional building regulations (e.g. development plans, local authority regulations). Also, in contemporary architecture, traditional roof coverings such as roof tiles, concrete blocks, plain tiles, wood shingles or slates are regularly replaced by more flexible, modern and more durable materials. These can also be colour-coordinated with the environment and other elements such as gutters, fences, shutters, shades, blinds, windows and much more. That’s why, these days, many customers opt for a metal sheet roof. If you do choose a metal sheet roof, it is advisable to go for stainless shingles so that you can still enjoy them in many years’ time.
Why is aluminium the ideal material for your new roof?
With an “all-round carefree package”, PREFA offers all the components you need for sustainable weather-proofing for your roof and façade renovation. The complete system enables perfect interaction between the roof, gutters, façades and solar panel mounting system. With over 4,000 different aluminium products — accessories, roof drainage components or roof covering and façade cladding elements — all the parts match perfectly with PREFA. Aluminium is also extremely versatile and leaves no desires unfulfilled as far as surface design is concerned. The PREFA standard colour range comprises 28 colours and offers great creative scope. Depending on the product, you can choose from up to 13 colours in P.10 colour quality as well as 15 additional PREFA standard colours. The wide colour palette ranges from modern colours, such as anthracite and black, through to brick red, which gives your new PREFA roof a classic brick look.
Regardless of the shape of your roof, aluminium offers great flexibility, both technically and visually and enormous creative scope. Not only on pitched roofs, but also on very low roof pitches, PREFA offers matching accessories: e.g. Prefalz from 3° (observe the restrictions in accordance with current standards), roof tiles and rhomboid roof tiles 44 × 44 from 12° (excluding flat roofs). PREFA roof systems are resistant, robust, rust-proof, storm-proof and, at the same time, extremely lightweight. Another major advantage is that in comparison to a heavy new roof, when using roof tiles made of aluminium, the roof structure does not generally need to be reinforced, which, particularly when it comes to renovating old buildings, represents significant cost savings. In areas where high snow loads are to be expected, the roof structure will not be subject to unnecessary strain thanks to the lightweight aluminium roof. The fact that the material is so easy to work with also makes it possible to securely cover all corners and angles, particularly in the case of old buildings. Uneven roof structures, as is often the case on old farmhouses, can be optimally covered with a lightweight roof made of aluminium. The many advantages, and the high product quality and durability of the material, aluminium, guarantee planners, contractors and owners a high level of security — and PREFA even provides this in writing with its 40-year guarantee on materials and colours. Find more information about the guarantee here.