Hier sieht man eine PREFA Dachplatte in der Farbe anthrazit auf einem Einfamilienhaus

Roof tile

A classic with decades of in-the-field experience: the roof tile has stood for the unique quality of PREFA products for more than 75 years.

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At just 2.3 kg/m², PREFA roof tiles are among the lightest yet most durable roof coverings out there. A much-loved classic among PREFA roof products that has stood the test of time. With these reliable aluminium roof tiles, even roofs with intact older trusses can be renovated easily and affordably. Just four roof tiles is enough to cover a full square metre of roof surface for renovations or new-builds.

PREFA Dachplatte verlegt mit PREFA Stier Logo in P.10 Steingrau; Dachfläche mit PREFA Blechdach;

The advantages of PREFA roof tiles

Available in several standard colours

and the particularly durable P.10 colour quality: stucco surface as standard.
From the classic tile effect to timeless grey and brown hues – the much-loved PREFA roof tiles offer a reliable solution for your new roof.

Tried-and-tested product

PREFA roof tiles have been produced in Germany and Austria for over 75 years and protect the homes of thousands of happy customers across Europe.

Wide range of accessories

From fasteners to snow guards to roof safety – original PREFA accessories are perfectly coordinated pieces of tech.

40-year guarantee

Available in several standard colours

and the particularly durable P.10 colour quality: stucco surface as standard.
From the classic tile effect to timeless grey and brown hues – the much-loved PREFA roof tiles offer a reliable solution for your new roof.

Tried-and-tested product

PREFA roof tiles have been produced in Germany and Austria for over 75 years and protect the homes of thousands of happy customers across Europe.

Wide range of accessories

From fasteners to snow guards to roof safety – original PREFA accessories are perfectly coordinated pieces of tech.

40-year guarantee

Lightweight and durable

The PREFA roof tiles was developed over 75 years ago. In the post-war years, tinsmith Alois Gödl was on the hunt for robust roofing tiles that wouldn’t break. He landed on a metal roof because it is durable but at the same time lightweight. Aluminium fulfils these criteria perfectly. We’ve been refining our aluminium roof tiles ever since, in particular with a view to making installation simpler and quicker. Our lightweight PREFA aluminium roof tiles can be laid on flat roofs with a pitch of just 12°.

Aluminium tiles from PREFA are distinguished by being very low-maintenance and give roofs a subtle, reserved and traditional look reminiscent of the classic brick tile roof. The high-quality P.10 surface has a matte finish but is still resistant to frost damage, rust, cracking, splitting and blistering, making it extremely weather-proof.

Einzelne PREFA Dachplatte im Detail, genaue Darstellung der Rillen und Erhebungen, in Stucco Oberläche

Years of valuable experience gathered in the Alps

Thanks to the patented fold-and-fasten system, roofs covered with PREFA roof tiles can withstand even extreme wind speeds. Their widespread use, especially in the Alpine regions, has been giving us valuable insights for decades in terms of the storm-proofing and durability of PREFA products, even in extreme situations. The advantage: PREFA offers a 40-year guarantee on its aluminium even under extreme conditions.

PREFA Dachplatte im alpinen Einsatz - Dachplatte in Anthrazit verlegt auf Hütte in Lech am Arlberg mit Berge im Hintergrund; PREFA Dachrinne in Anthrazit; Holzfassade

The PREFA roof tile colour pallette

The PREFA roof tile colour palette ranges from traditional tiled effects to modern grey tones and shades of brown. The following PREFA roof colours are available as standard:

Colour overview (10)

Colour

Code

~ RAL

01 Braun

P.10 brown

7013

02 Anthrazit

P.10 anthracite

7016

03 Schwarz

P.10 black

9005

04 Ziegelrot

P.10 brick red

8004

05 Oxydrot

P.10 oxide red

3009

06 Moosgrün

P.10 moss green

6005

07 Hellgrau

P.10 light grey

7005

11 Nussbraun

P.10 nut brown

8019

PREFA dunkelgrau ähnlich DB 703 oder RAL 7043

P.10 dark grey

7043

43 Steingrau

P.10 stone grey

7031

Notes

  • The RAL values stated are merely approximate values (~), some of which may differ vastly from the original PREFA colour and, under certain circumstances, may not reflect the subjective perception of the colour. 
  • Above all for colour quality P.10, it is almost impossible to define values due to the surface structure.
  • Plain aluminium: The guarantee does not cover surface appearance alterations caused by processing and environmental influences. Follow the instructions.
  • Metallic colours may vary in shade.
  • To identify exact colours for complementary components please consult original samples.

Check out some of the projects that have already been completed using PREFA roof tiles for some inspiration.

Whether you’re re-laying your roof from scratch or renovating your old roof, you’ll find tons of inspiring projects using aluminium roof tiles from PREFA in our Reference Gallery and Renovation Gallery. Check out a few examples here:

Still got questions about PREFA roof tiles?: FAQs

It would be too easy if we could offer you a total price here and now or tell you that a roof tile or façade shingle costs such and such. But unfortunately, it’s not that easy. That’s because every PREFA roof or façade needs to be carefully budgeted by one of our master roofers.

Metal roofs can be integrated into the exterior lightning protection system in accordance with the standard ÖVE/ÖNORM EN 62305-3. PREFA flat band roof panels (Prefalz and Falzonal) are therefore permitted as a natural part of the arrester and PREFA small format components (roof tilesshingleroof panelsrhomboid roof tiles) as natural components of the conductor (installation of an additional arrester and connection to the earth). Some standards stipulate exceptions according to which, for example, property at increased risk (e.g. potentially explosive premises) must be specially designed. The integration of PREFA roof and façade systems in the exterior lightning protection system must therefore be planned depending on the specifics of property in question. Information on the necessity and type of lightning protection on a property can be obtained from a lightning protection system engineer or approved electrician. Find out more about lightning protection here.

The breakdown of metals due to chemical or electrochemical reactions with their surrounding environment is called metal corrosion. The most well-known form of corrosion is the rusting of iron. Aluminium materials are largely corrosion-resistant and rust-proof!

Thanks to their light weight, PREFA roof tiles, shingles and rhomboid roof tiles, FX.12 roof panels are ideal for covering existing old roofs.

Small hail stones cannot damage a PREFA roof with a stucco surface. In the case of extremely large hail stones, as with all roofing materials, functional damage cannot be excluded. However, even in an extreme hail storm, the piercing of a PREFA roof can almost certainly be ruled out.

Expert tip: The noise-insulating strips make the PREFA roof tile quieter

Aluminium roofs are quieter than their reputation would have you believe. Everyone perceives noise differently. The PREFA roof tile has noise-insulating strips (FD.TEC) to keep noise levels to a minimum. For even more comfort in residential buildings, we recommend additionally using a thicker separation layer.

Technical information

Material

coil-coated aluminium, 0.7 mm thick

Standard finish

stucco

Dimensions

600×420 mm (cover), i.e. 4 pc./m²

Weight

approx. 2.3 kg/m²

Minimum roof pitch

12° (approx. 21% ) — rafter length: up to 7 m
14° (approx. 25% ) — rafter length: 7–12 m
16° (approx. 29%) — rafter length: over 12 m

Supporting substrate and separation layer*

On fully boarded substrate (at least 24 mm) or battens (30×50 mm); with snow loads greater than 3.25 kN/m² or in terrain categories 0, I or II, fully boarded substrate with a separation layer is required.

* Observe country-specific standards and specialist guidelines.

Standard fastening

indirect fastening, 2 PREFA patent clips and PREFA ring nails per roof tile (i.e. 8 PREFA patent clips and ring nails per m²)

Roof structure when using PREFA roof tiles

PREFA aluminium roofs are produced with a ventilated sub-structure, with the roof cover and thermal insulation layer separated by a ventilated gap. This means any occasional condensation, for example, can be wicked away.

It is mostly the roof membrane that is ventilated, as shown in the first two pictures. However, the entire attic can be ventilated too (third picture).

Planning & Application

You can find specification documents from our tinsmiths and architects and download details on our PREFA roof tiles here. Installation partners can find installation manuals and tips for laying roofs, along with planning guidelines, the roof data entry form and loads of roof tile installation videos in our Service Area. (For partner firms only – please have your log-in details ready; not received your log-in details yet? Please contact your Local Sales Manager).

Special note for our architecture and planning agencies: 3D and BIM data, as well as textures for our products can also be found here: digital planning

Accessories

Below you will find a list of PREFA roof tile accessories, from verge trim and ridge vents, to roof safety products like snow stoppers and walkways. Gutters and drainpipes in matching colours can be found under “Roof drainage”. The PREFA range also includes façade systems, flood protection and photovoltaic products:

Starter strip for roof tile

1806 × 150 × 1,20 mm, pre-drilled

Starter strip (grooved) for roof tile

600 × 150 mm, for step work with roof tiles

Patent clip

for shingles, DS.19 shingle, rhomboid roof tiles, R.16 roof tile and FX.12 roof panel

Ridge vent

3.000 × 1,00 mm, 1.200 × 1,00 mm, self-supporting ridge vent for ventilated roofs

Ridge vent end cap

-

Hip and ridge cap

500 × 1,00 mm

Hip cap end cap

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Verge flashing

95 × 2.000 × 0,70 mm, with cleat strip

Safety valley

3.000 mm, with double lock standing seam (canted)

Bird screen

125 × 2.000 × 0,7 mm, with round perforations Ø 5/7 mm

Ventilation screen

with square perforations 6 mm, in the colours brown/anthracite and light grey/light grey, dimensions: 1,00 × 250 mm and 1,00 × 333 mm

Eaves drip edge

230 × 2.000 × 0,70 mm

Snow guard for roof tile and rhomboid roof tile 29 × 29

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Bracket for pipe-style snow guard system

3 pipe openings

Haken XL für Schneerechensystem

mit 5 Durchzügen, optimal für PV-Aufdachanlagen

Solarhalter für Photovoltaikanlagen auf PREFA Dächern inklusive Abdeckkappe

Solar bracket with protective cap

length: 260 mm

Sunny solar bracket

suitable for all PREFA small format products and standing seam systems.

Sunny special solar bracket

suitable for PREFA roof tile

Fix solar bracket

Suitable for all PREFA small format products. Fixed mounting: for flat connection with low overall height. Only suitable for working with PREFA profile rails. Not compatible with other products.

Vario solar bracket

suitable for all PREFA small format products. Variable mounting: flexible height adjustment to compensate for level differences. Only suitable for working with PREFA profile rails. Not compatible with other products.

Snow guard pipe

3.000 mm; 25/25

Ice-retention bracket

Suitable for removable pipe

end piece for pipe-style snow guard system

for removable pipe

Abschluss XL für Schneerechensystem

für Einlegeprofil

Mountain snow guard bracket

For 140 mm log diameter

Safety tread

Adjustable for roof pitches between 12° and 60°; tested according to EN 516-1-A

Walkway support on one mount

250 mm; r roof pitches between 12° and 55°; tested according to DIN EN 516-1-A

Walkway support on two mounts

360 mm; roof pitches between 12° and 55°; tested according to DIN EN 516-1-B

Walkway

250 × 420 mm, 250 × 600 mm, 250 × 800 mm, 250 × 1.200 mm, 360 × 800 mm, 360 × 1.200 mm; tested according to EN 516-1-A or rather EN 516-1-B

Walkway connector

-

Roof anchor hook

tested according to EN 517 – B

Roof anchor hook with mounts

tested according to EN 517 – B

Frog-mouth vent

300 × 420 mm, air intake section approx. 30 cm²

Frog-mouth vent cover

for riveting, air intake section approx. 30 cm²

Vent pipe

Ø 100 mm, Ø 120 mm including EPDM seal and cover

Flexible pipe collar 100

Ø 100 – 130 mm, permanently flexible EPDM pipe collar for roof openings made in the roof underlay

Vent pipe cover for roof tile

roof pitches between 12° - 52°, Ø 80 - 125 mm

Universal vent pipe cover 2 parts

roof pitches between 12° - 52°; for pipe openings Ø 40 - 120 mm

Base plate

lenth: 540 mm, width: 125 mm

Vario flashing

width: 120 – 600 mm, 600 – 1.020 mm, variable length 150 – 980 mm, roof pitches bewteen 12° – 55°

Roof hatch

-

Window surrounds for Roto & Roto-Q-series

available in many dimensions

Velux window surroundings

available in many dimensions

Chimney cap

700 × 700 mm, 800 × 800 mm, 1000 × 700 mm, 1100 × 800 mm, 1500 × 800 mm

Roof conductor holder for lightning protection wire

clamping range: 2 – 8 mm; round wire mount: Ø 8 mm :

Special adhesive kit

Content: 1 cartridge of PREFA special adhesive 290 ml, 1 can of adhesive cleaner 60 ml, 1 piece of sandpaper, 1 cloth, 2 adapter nozzles