Why clay roof tiles last long and are ideal for home construction in India

Clay roofs in India

India has a rich history of building beautiful structures across the country. Ancient India was the gateway for traders of spices and textiles between the west and the east. Hence, the country has always welcomed travelers, tradesmen, craftsmen from all over the world. India has accepted and is influenced by many cultures from across the globe.

The country’s architecture is no exception. Every major dynasty, till the British have left a mark in India’s architecture. It doesn’t take a keen eye to notice that, since ancient times, Indians have a remarkable familiarity with clay products to construct houses and trading complexes. This mainly happened for two reasons, 2) since clay is abundantly available in nature, and 2) for clay’s properties of keeping temperature at check during India’s scorching summers, and torrential monsoons.

Why clay is best suited for home construction

Clay products for building materials have taken countless iterations since the days of yore. It is a testament to clay itself that it remains the favorite building materials to modern day architects, engineers and most of all homeowners.

Whether for roof, façade, wall, terrace, public area or garden – clay tiles, bricks and pavers can be used in various ways. They are robust, have a proven lifespan of more than 100 years and retain their quality and value for generations.

Bricks, clay blocks, pavers and clay roof tiles are made from the natural resources clay and clayey mixtures and fired at high temperatures. The power of fire transforms the soil into ceramic products and strengthens the unique properties of bricks and tiles.


The continuous further development of technologies and products leads to a permanent improvement of key product properties. The results are optimal, complete solutions made of ceramic building materials for the entire building, which are architecturally versatile and beautiful, energy-efficient and sustainable – from the basement to the rooftop.

The added value of our building material solutions results from the intelligent combination of one or several building materials and the corresponding services like consulting and servicing. Examples are cost and time savings, improved thermal insulation, quicker processing.

Advantages of clay roof tiles

An Austrian maker (Wienerberger India) of clay building materials for over 2 centuries, has a repertoire of clay materials to help India construct sustainable, premium, and aesthetically beautiful houses in India (primarily in Kerala, Karnataka, & Tamil Nadu). Through its intensive R&D and manufacturing in India and Europe, brings a roof tile product called Koramic.


Clay roof tiles do not age, rather they mature with time. As time passes, the roof tiles lend a beauty to the house unmatched by any other roof tiles, thereby retaining the charm for generations. Made of clay even Koramic roof tiles enjoy this unique characteristic of longevity. The clay roof tiles are not restricted to timeless beauty but their durability is also an asset for the owners to enjoy.

  • Koramic clay roof tiles will not rust, warp or corrode, a problem with other roofing materials.
  • Keeps your family comfortable in your home all year round, while helping save money and the environment through energy savings.
  • The raw materials used to manufacture tiles are non-toxic, so the water that runs off a tiled roof is potable, however, other factors including atmospheric fallout needs to be considered.
  • Koramic is ideal for coastal locations that endure the wind, spray and salt of the ocean. They are salt safe and will not corrode over time.
  • Their advanced insulation properties help in keeping unwanted noise out.
  • Koramic terracotta tiles are a sustainable product of lasting beauty. The colour never fades, as it is baked onto the surface of the natural clay, giving it qualities like no other roofing material. This is backed up by a 30 year guarantee.

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