A precedent set in Roman times has proven its worth to this day: using clay tiles for inclined roofs. They have been laid in Switzerland since the Middle Ages and have stood the test of time like no other material for pitched roofs with varying angles of inclination.
But slate slabs also have a long success story on inclined roofs in Switzerland; they first appeared as a roofing material in the 11th century. In addition to slates from English, French and Belgian quarries, slate from the Saint-Gotthard Massif were used to protect the inhabitants from wind and weather. Gotthard slates were a little thicker and gave houses a stronger character. Concrete tiles or cement slabs are another alternative for pitched roofing. These were first used in 1945 and originally came from Staudach, by the Chiemsee lake in Bavaria. Staudach cement boards are laid as a honeycomb covering, which gives the roof a striking appearance. Forgotten for a time, this technique is currently experiencing a great revival and now decorates numerous modern buildings.
Modern architecture and flat roof constructions go hand in hand. This is hardly surprising, since flat roofs offer numerous possibilities for visual and aesthetic design, including the creation of green spaces or even entire garden landscapes on the roof. In an urban environment, these areas represent oases of residential comfort and improve quality of life.
Naturally, the associated requirements in terms of insulation and sealing systems are very high. Our flat roof specialists know all the tips and tricks for high-quality waterproofing. In combination with regular, careful maintenance, we ensure the reliability and durability of your flat roof for decades. Whether you’re interested in a flat roof renovation for an old building or a customized system solution for a new building – with us you’ve always come to the right place. We’ll take care of each and every step, from analyzing the substructure, coordinating the planning, choosing the right system for waterproofing the building – including any protective and wear layers – to installing intensive or extensive roof greenery. In short, we’ll guide and assist you from planning to completion.
There is nothing like a warm and cozy indoor temperature in winter. Thermal insulation is a crucial factor here. If this is perfectly matched to the conditions of the house, you can enjoy your own personal feel-good atmosphere at any time of day or night, as well as benefiting from low energy consumption. This is also rapidly reflected in the cost of fossil fuels such as oil and gas, which can be noticeably reduced. We would be pleased to advise you personally on site to find the ideal thermal insulation for your property.
More space, light and comfort, but above all a much better quality of life – this is what glazed installations in roofs such as skylights can offer. We can propose a wide range of different designs, each of which can be perfectly adapted to your requirements, needs and wishes. No matter whether your roof is pitched or flat, our product range features roof windows that offer a high level of security and proven durability, all at attractive prices. Innovative solutions such as automatic roof windows are also standard for us. Just ask us, and we’ll find the ideal solution to suit you. We would be happy to build more quality of life into your home.
Roofing: the perfect roof over your head
There are basically two types of roof, pitched or flat. But a glance at the buildings in your neighborhood will quickly show how different and diverse roofs can be. There are not only roofs with very different angles of inclination, but also flat roofs with intensive and extensive roof greening. Or completely without greening. As specialists for all roofs, we are happy to advise you on repairs, renovations, new roofing or the roof of a completely new building – no matter what type of roof you have over your head.