Flat roof tiles - the ideal roof pitch


The manufacturers of flat roof tiles sometimes give very optimistic figures regarding the low roof pitch, which is possible with their bricks. But as far as the actual rain protection of the roof is concerned, we show here what to look for.

Problem solution for low construction heights

If local building codes only dictate a certain ridge height for a building, you sometimes have to go new ways. So a flat roof tile offers a good solution, because it can be used at a lower inclination.

A tiled roof that is designed with a slope of, for example, only ten degrees, finally takes significantly less height and receives a lot of living space without sloping walls.

Flat roof tiles - the ideal roof pitch: flat

Different bricks for flatter roofs

Several manufacturers have reacted to the flatter tiled roofs' fashion and launched their own models of flat roof tiles.

The classic flat roof tile, however, still causes misunderstandings, because in truth, it should be used only from a roof pitch of 22 degrees without an additional protective sub-roof.

Which roof tile for which inclination?

The classic flat brick is available from many different manufacturers in a variety of colors. But 22 degrees roof pitch can probably not be called a flat roof. Since the Dachstein of Braas comes more in the regions that make up actually a flat roof.

  • Classic flat roof tile - 22 degrees
  • Alegra 8 from Wienerberger - 16 degrees
  • Emerald of Braas - 16 degrees
  • 7-degree Dachstein of Braas - 7 to 12 degrees

Tips & Tricks

If heavy rains often occur in your area of ​​residence, the flat-roofed tile roofs are feasible, but you should rather include a waterproof under-roof in the construction.

Even if some manufacturers offer the flat roof tiles just because of the vapor-permeable Eindeckmöglichkeit, you should rather play it safe. After all, the term open at a roof is not so confidence-inspiring.


Video Board: Tips and tricks of flat roofs.