REASONS TO CHOOSE COTTO
Terracotta is one of the oldest materials in use, whose excellent characteristics have made it a valuable component for roofing.
Terracotta has many advantages that affect the living comfort and the insulation of the house:
• thermal capacity, given by poor conductivity and good mass;
• high dissipation, thanks to the discontinuity between the joints, in particular of bent tiles;
• ability to absorb atmospheric moisture (hygroscopicity), due to the micro porosity that displaces excess moisture, reducing the risk of condensation;
• water tightness: the curved shape, particularly in the tiles, favors the flow of rainwater. The discontinuities between the joints of the elements counteract the effect of water suction;
• aesthetics: a wide choice of products and colors for those who love the tradition of more classic roofs and for those who prefer the most modern roofs.
A roof system that keeps the terracotta mantle intact and guarantees the perfect comfort in the home.
It is important to limit the entry of air into the internal layers of the roof as much as possible, to use materials with reduced hygroscopic capacity and to create a roof system that is not only insulating, but with high thermal shift capacity. All fundamental factors for the disposal of incoming heat during summer and to limit thermal losses in winter. Roof system by Industrie Cotto Possagno represents the best practical application of these concepts.
To ensure high quality and a production cycle that respects the environment, all phases of terracotta processing are carefully monitored.
Starting from the extraction in controlled quarries, to the dosage of the different clays to get a finished product with the right qualities of durability and mechanical strength. Refining, forming the element and drying are equally important stages in reaching the final stage of cooking.
This takes place in the factories of Industrie Cotto Possagno at temperatures around 1000 ° C, in ovens in which the old chimneys have been replaced by effective fume suppressors.
Over time, the company has strengthened its commitment to the environment and quality, reducing the consumption of resources such as water, energy, additives, clay and packaging materials, committing itself, where possible, to recover and recycle.
Cotto Possagno obtained the environmental impact certification of the Unicoppo, Tesi and Aerotile (EPD) type tiles according to the new standard prEN 15804.
Industrie Cotto Possagno products are characterized by requirements of impermeability, anti-freeze and mechanical resistance which are much higher than those required by the UNI-EN standards.
New technologies and new processing methods replaced old customs, bringing products to ever higher quality standards and characterized by a guarantee that reaches up to 50 years.
ADVANTAGES OF A VENTILATED AND INSULATED ROOF
The ventilation of the roof favors the disposal of water vapour, preventing the degradation of roofing elements, and mitigates the effects of summer overheating typical of the attic rooms.
It is therefore an important factor for the health of the house and for the duration of the protective performance of the roof.
Insulating means to save and respect the environment. The heat tends to rise upwards, so insulating the roof in winter means keeping the heat inside the house, saving on bills. In summer, however, it helps to protect the house from the income of heat, maintaining internal comfort and limiting the use of air conditioners.
Cotto Possagno offers four complete solutions for a roof with high technical performance to provide the right answer for every design requirement.
Each solution is made up of elements that guarantee a quality, functional and long-lasting roof system.
Canova new, Tiepolo, Tiziano and Giorgione are the names of the solutions proposed, a tribute to great artists of Italian art, synonymous of elegance and prestige.
A roof can become a “green energy producer”, using the same shapes of terracotta bent tiles and tiles as a support for an integrated system that combines the classic functionality of clay roofing tiles with modern photovoltaic technology.
E-coppo and E-tegola are the photovoltaic bent tiles and roof tiles patented by Industrie Cotto Possagno to produce solar energy maintaining the aesthetic appearance and functionality of the terracotta roof.
SAFETY ON THE ROOF
The long experience acquired in the world of roofing, combined with the continuous commitment to the quality and safety of the roof, has created the conditions for the creation of the Pro.Tetto devices that avoids falls, designed to guarantee safety, practicality and extreme modularity to those who work.
AISI 304 stainless steel systems that adapt to any roof after having undergone a rigorous production process able to pass the most demanding resistance tests.