Adequate ventilation of the roof, unthinkably, is an aspect not often considered when building a house, although it is an important factor that strongly determines its durability and efficiency.
Having this matter into consideration during construction stage will save expensive repairs in the future and will make the cost look insignificant.
As known, ceramic roof tiles are porous products and therefore susceptible to absorb and release water (known as “breath” of the material), that makes them ideal to regulate the moisture inside the building.
For a good ventilation of the deck consider:
This permits an easy drying of the roof tiles and eliminates moisture build-up inside the roof.
The roof ventilation will improve the conservation, thereby enhancing the maintenance of the roof. It also reduces the appearance of mosses and fungi, since a well-ventilated roof tile retains the water absorbed for a lot less time and therefore fails to provide moisture conditions that favour germination.
Why is it so important the roof ventilation?
Even if a roof is properly done, the humidity will have access inside. This is a phenomenon always present and technically unavoidable; therefore, the system used for the entire roof must provide a way for the condensed water to be removed from the inner layers of the roof.
Thus, ventilation becomes the key element for that purpose, which is achieved by providing a chamber beneath the roof tiles to force airflow re-cycle through for a continuous drying process.
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7 de June de 2016
Best exterior product of the year. Award given to the Flat 10 roof tile by the Editorial Board of Architecture Ireland at Architecture Expo Dublin. (Architecture Expo Show 2014)
1st Hispalyt Ceramic Roof Tile Architecture Prize 2013 for the restoration of “Las Reales Atarazanas de Barcelona”.
This honour was awarded by the Valencia Chamber of Commerce in recognition of the expansion that began more than two decades ago.
Awarded by the Spanish Ceramic and Glass Society for the development of SKIN-KER® (an installation system that creates a self-ventilating roof with large-format and extensive flat ceramic façade tiles, wrapping the whole building in a product of equal quality and appearance).
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