With Aerlox, Braas Monier’s experts have developed a new type of concrete tile. A highly advanced recipe and an innovative physical structure allow it to weigh up to 40% less than a traditional tile whilst retaining all important advantages, overall its durability. This is great news for home owners with weaker roof constructions which cannot carry the weight of traditional tiles. For the first time they are able to cover their roofs with “real” tiles. The lower overall weight of Aerlox tiles also has the potential to reduce typical health issues in the roofing business stemming from permanent weight lifting.
See what Danish roofers, the first to be able to work with Aerlox tiles, have to say to our latest innovative technology…
Danish home owners have been the first ones to be able to cover their roofs with Aerlox tiles. Some were so kind to share their experiences with us…
Frank Hansen, carpenter from Lemming, north of Silkeborg, is the owner of a property built in 1959 – a former farm. Due to earlier renovation the construction of the residential building could not carry the weight of a traditional roofing solution with clay or concrete tiles. So Frank needed to find a lightweight solution. From the beginning, neither steel roof sheets nor roofing felt were an option for him. “Fortunately, my local retailer told me about Monier’s new concrete tile with Aerlox technology. I had even physically laid hands on it before at a trade fair! It was a wonderful experience and it was exactly the right tile for my property. A classic concrete tile with the familiar “double-S” profile – only 40% lighter. From a professional view I am sure this product will be in strong demand in the years to come, when many roofs from the 1970s and 1980s will require reroofing.”
In Galten, west of Aarhus, Kamilla Agerskov and her boyfriend are busy completing the renovation of their 1970s villa. The sheets on the roof had begun to crumble and there were holes letting in drifting snow. The owners knew that the roof was the first thing in need of replacement after the purchase. But what to put on the roof? Fibre cement and steel roof sheets were quickly discarded. The new homeowners were left with an imported lightweight clay tile, whose aesthetics they did not like. It did not fit the light and wavy Danish roof look they preferred. By coincidence, the couple came across Monier’s new concrete tile with Aerlox technology. After comparing it to other solutions, they were fully convinced that Aerlox was just the right roofing solution for them.
In Solbjerg, near Skanderborg, Jane and Jens Martin Sorensen are proud to present their new black Aerlox roof. Jens explains: “The roof, built in 1983, had had its day. It was worn thin and did not do anything good for the overall impression of the house. On the internet, we read about the new lightweight tile from Monier and this was just the thing for us. The old roof slabs containing asbestos were removed, which in itself was a relief, and the new roof was put up. It has embellished the house enormously!” Jane adds: “The re-roofing has also been followed closely by our neighbours, who have only nice things to say about the visible transformation of our house.”
Jesper Dybdahl Jensen
Monier A/S, Kong Christians Allé 53, 9000 Aalborg, Denmark
+45 96 31 61 12