According to a current estimate, the roofs of more than 4 million single-family houses are in need of renovation. Some of these roofs have simply grown old and are no longer watertight due to material fatigue or damage. Houses and buildings also change ownership in the course of their lives. More extensive conversion and extension measures are often necessary, especially when buildings are handed down from one generation to the next. Modernization or renovation of the roof is a significant part of upgrading residential buildings in technical, energy and visual terms and long-term protection of the building fabric.
Have you inherited or bought an old building or do you wish to bring your existing property up-to-date in line with modern day technical standards? Does the roof of your building require renovation? – You can find out the things that you need to pay attention to in a roof renovation here.
Roofs require renovation for very different reasons. Technical and visual aspects can play a role in this:
When selecting the material for a roof renovation, you must of course ensure that the new roofing material fits the character of the house. But also more importantly, technical issues must be taken into consideration:
You have almost complete flexibility and endless choice, since the roof structure can be adapted to the preferred roof material.
What matters here is extra flexibility in the adjustment range of the tile so the new roof tile fits the existing battens. MAXIMA for replacement of concrete roof tiles and HARMONIE or PREMION with a generous 25-mm adjustment range are ideal models. With historic buildings, plain tiles allow numerous installation techniques and ensure the charm of the building is retained.
In a partial renovation or joining on to an existing roof surface, such as the neighbour’s roof, the first question is whether the required roof tile model is still available and/or what alternatives are available to you.
You can obtain information from the building materials dealer or CREATON Application Technology:
Renovation of listed buildings is an especially large challenge and often presents the building owner with difficult technical, legal and financial issues. CREATON is an expert partner in matters of historic conservation:
Many home owners have so far hesitated to deal with renovation of an asbestos-contaminated roof. Many negative reports in the media have led to great uncertainty. Above all, disposal of problematic building material plays a decisive role in this. Many home owners associate this with incalculable costs and prefer not to take what they perceive to be a high risk.
You can obtain professional advice from our trained application technicians