ERLUS roofing material – Product information

Of lasting value, aesthetic and easy to process

ERLUS roofing materials – the perfection of fired earth

The first clay roof tile was fired around 2,500 years ago. And just like the roof tiles of old, our Ergoldsbacher roof tiles are made of the natural raw materials loam and clay. The essential difference from what it used to be is that today’s roof tile is a technical building product that has to meet a wide range of standards and requirements. So our Ergoldsbacher roof tiles are manufactured using a complex procedure. With high-tech production methods, and the experience and expertise of our staff in the field of ceramics.  In addition to that, high-quality ceramics take time. It takes around 30 days for an Ergoldsbacher roof tile to be completely finished: from the extraction of the ceramic raw materials to firing the tiles to packing them on pallets.

Constantly adapted to the requirements of the trade

ERLUS roofing materials have a superb reputation: prime quality in a functional, stylish design. Ergoldsbacher roof tiles have a particularly high level of dimensional accuracy and shape stability, which makes them easy to lay. Our technicians greatly appreciate this. We also keep your practical requirements in sight when developing a new model or optimising existing tiles.

Ten international design awards confirm the high bar which ERLUS sets for the perfect quality, function and shape of its roof tile models.
Design awards

Our Ergoldsbacher roof tiles are available in 22 models and 32 colours. Whether it’s for classical, historical or modern architecture – you’re sure to find the right model here for your specific roof:  
Roof tile models

The pitched roof provides protection from rain, snow and storms

The pitched roof is the preferred type of roof in Europe. And for good reason. It provides the best protection from rain, snow and storms. Even if the roof pitch is only shallow, the water can drain off easily, e.g. in cases of torrential rain. A slanting roof works just as favourably if there is a large amount of snowfall. The snow slides off, which relieves the load on the roof construction.

A pitched roof does not need any cost-intensive sealing that requires a lot of maintenance. A roof covered in clay roof tiles is particularly stable and durable: you can see this with numerous historic buildings with tiled roofs that have been there for over a hundred years. Ergoldsbacher roof tiles even survive fierce hailstorms intact, unlike ordinary, thin, hard and brittle roofing materials.  The large tile Ergoldsbacher E 58 PLUS® is the first clay roof tile in Europe to achieve hail impact resistance class 5. If a hailstone measuring 5 cm in diameter dashes against this roof tile, the tile remains intact. And the statistics confirm what we have observed ourselves: hailstorms have been occurring more frequently in the last few decades and they are becoming increasingly fierce. In view of this development, the Ergoldsbacher roof tiles are a valuable quality criterion as they all achieve at least hail impact resistance class 4.

The pitched roof remains the most popular type of roof to this day and represents the familiar picture we have of a house. Apart from that, lack of living space is also the reason why attic space is increasingly being used nowadays.  Besides the practical benefit of creating additional living space, this is resulting in new architectural trends. Discover the potential of a pitched roof here: (only available in German)