Roof ventilation – for a healthy indoor climate

During the changes of seasons, the roof must prove itself anew every day. The roof is exposed to frost, UV radiation, precipitation and wind which demands a ventilation concept that responds reliably to these external conditions. Ventilation of the roof is of fundamental importance and serves in the prevention of moss growth and wood rot it also protects the roof from overheating. A controlled flow of air between the roof components carries moisture away from the roof. This moisture occurs due to weather influences on one hand and activities in the house such as showering, washing or cooking by its occupants. Thanks to original accessories, every CREATON roof is ventilated at its sensitive points. Most importantly, the ridge is situated in a particularly exposed position.

Rear ventilation roof tile FALZ

The ridge connection ventilating tile – for optimum tile roof ventilation

Rear ventilation roof tile FALZ

The perfect clay roof tile ventilation system is called FIRSTFIX. It includes ridge tiles, ridge connection ventilating tiles, ridge end plates and the special CREATON FIRSTFIX fastening system. Ridge connection ventilating tiles allow controlled air circulation that removes moisture from the roof component of the building. This ensures that the clay roof tiles retain their physical properties for many years and the roof requires little maintenance thanks to proper ventilation. The ridge connection ventilating tile developed by CREATON is therefore the optimum solution for a technically correct ridge closure of the roof. It reliably and permanently withstands any weather, whether snow, rain, heat, cold, UV rays, dust or dirt and requires little maintenance. In complete contrast to mortared ridge designs or plastic solutions, the CREATON ridge connection ventilating tile is reliable for the entire life of the roof. Thanks to the full ceramic solution with clay roof tiles, the original accessories impress with dimensional stability and colour-fastness, increasing the value of the roof.

Product examples

Firstanschluss-Lüfterziegel HARMONIE naturrot
Firstanschluss-Lüfterziegel HARMONIE naturrot

Ridge connection ventilating tile HARMONIE natural red

ridge connection ventilating tile verge HARMONIE natural red
ridge connection ventilating tile verge HARMONIE natural red

Ridge connection ventilating verge HARMONIE natural red

Negative examples

  • No colour-fastness
  • Requires increased maintenance work
  • No unlimited protection against rain intrusion
  • No aesthetically appealing solution
Negative example ridge with plastic
Negative example ridge with plastic

Ridge for clay roof tile roof with synthetic material

Negative example ridge with mortar
Negative example ridge with mortar

Ridge of the clay tile roof with cement

Clay ventilating tiles and concrete ventilating tiles support roof ventilation

In addition, the ventilation of clay tile and concrete tile roofs can be promoted by special clay ventilation tiles and concrete ventilation tiles that are simply incorporated into the roof covering. Thanks to their special shape they allow fresh air to flow from below and moves upwards thus removing moisture at the ridge.

Product examples

Ventilating tile HARMONIE
Ventilating tile HARMONIE

Concrete ventilating tile HEIDELBERG classic red

Ventilating tile HEIDELBERG
Ventilating tile HEIDELBERG

Lüfterstein HEIDELBERG klassikrot

ridge role
ridge role

Ridge / hip 150 cm² ventilation cross-section

CREATON original accessories for roof ventilation are essentially the right choice. After all, sophisticated, functional roof ventilation has many benefits. Ventilation ensures:

  • Removal of moisture from the roof interior
  • This has a climate regulating effect in summer and winter which promotes a healthy interior climate
  • Prevention of condensate formation under the clay roof tiles – optimal moisture regulation of the roof covering
  • Greater roofing durability
  • Turns the roof into a unit, technically and aesthetically
  • Ensures tightness and weather protection
  • Fulfils all safety requirements