Wienerberger launches Koramic Roof System Components to suit India’s weather conditions

Wienerberger India launched a complete set
of roof protection accessories- Koramic Roof System Components (KRSC) recently.
The accessories include roofing underlays, insulating material, and other
accessories. The components offer complete protection from heat and moisture,
and long-lasting products that give continuous protection from water leakage at
all vulnerable areas of the roof.  These
roofing systems are quick and easy to install and have roofed more than 1,500
households across South India.

The Koramic Roof
Systems components include:

–    PREMIUM
REFLEX / Barrier ALU- roofing underlays that provides waterproofing and
insulation

–    KORAFLEX –
flashing tapes that protect the abutments

–    KORAROLL –
for under ridge protection from moisture and to avoid mortar bedding below
ridges

–    VALLEY SHEETS
– for waterproofing in valley areas

–    TILES Clips- for wind protection and to prevents
tiles upliftment in storm/cyclones

Pitch roofs are
a common feature for independent houses, especially in hill stations and
coastal areas owing to various functional attributes as well as the aesthetic
standpoint. To suit the attributes, the tiles used for pitched roofs must be
strong,, robust and flexible.

Wienerberger’s
Koramic and Tondach tile solutions are terracotta tiles that come in a wide
range of profiles, finishes, and colours that give the architect enough design
flexibility. The solution also offers the best protection for houses against
weather and wet conditions. They are durable, energy-efficient and the colour does
not fade over time. They have covered over 2,00,000sq-m roof in South India
alone. On an average, the company’s clay roof solution covers 2,90,000+ roofs
worldwide in a year and is a consistent leader in roof tile manufacturing in
Europe for nearly two centuries.

Also, in places
where there is heavy rainfalls, like in Kerala (where, last year, there was 42%
more rainfall recorded than the previous years), erratic weather conditions
make it necessary for roof tiles to have inbuilt defence mechanisms against
such harsh conditions.

Monnanda Appaiah,
MD, Wienerberger India, adds, “A building’s roof is the first real line of
defence against the heat and rain. In an extreme hot climatic condition, a good
roof should be able to release – not store or absorb – the sun’s rays. Cooling
is one of the major concerns in building tropical houses along with rainwater
proofing. From a technical point of view, a good roof as well as appropriate
accessories ensures the creation of a perfect roof. Wienerberger offers a one-stop
roofing system that can help both the house owner and the roofer in selecting
the right roofing solution for the project.”

Wienerberger AG, founded in 1819, is a global provider of building materials and
infrastructure solutions with its headquarters in Vienna. Wienerberger India, began in 2009.
The products are manufactured in the state-of-the-art production facility in
Kunigal, Karnataka.

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