Skifer has been used as roofing and wall cladding for thousands of years, since skiffer is an extremely tough and durable material. Skifer is even the most storm-resistant roof there is, and simultaneously gives you a facade that never require maintenance. Skifer will forever stand with a beautiful, natural and discreet surface.
Skifer’s natural beauty and extreme durability are why many architects, builders, etc.. chose skiffer when making beautiful and stylish building of churches, palaces, hotels and other exclusive buildings and homes.
Naturskifer was formed of clay and volcanic ash and then subjected to high pressure and high temperature. Naturskifer is a metamorphic rock, which means that it was originally formed by nature, and in the formation as it changes from one form to another.
Ceramic skiffer consists of fine grained quartz sand that is pushed together very hard and burned at very high temperatures. The colors in natural skifer and ceramic skiffer are natural color and not fade from the sun’s UV rays. Furthermore, skifer is very resistant to algae and moss.
Manufacture of naturskiffer
Naturskiffer In contrast to other materials for roof and facade not undergone an industrial process. The skifer slate is cut directly out of the rock and cut up. It is then håndkløvet with hammer and chisel in appropriate flakes, which then installed on a roof or wall. Håndløvningen with hammer and chisel means very little energy in the production of shale and therefore considered natural slate as one of the world’s most environmentally friendly building materials.
There is no resource scarcity of skifer, because there are still vast untapped shale resources. It is expected that there will be skiffer around for millions of years yet.
Spain is the country that account for the largest production of naturskiffer, which is approx. 75-80% of worlds total production. Other countries which also have large amounts of natural skifer are China, India and South America.