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My terrace is severely damaged. The existing red clay tiles are damaged in many places. How to rectify this situation?

In the case of the above situation, there is no need to remove the old ties. Installation of our SRI tiles with ABC bond will not only save your terrace, but also make it waterproof. Further, the cool roof will also deliver a positive environmental impact and ensure reduced electricity consumption.

We have successfully completed over 50 such projects. Some examples can be found in our gallery sections.

What is the difference between Red Clay Pressed tiles and ABC Cool Roof Tiles?

Solar Reflection Index (SRI) for red clay tiles is 20 to 30 only. For ABC cool roof tiles, the index is 95. Higher the SRI, the greater is the heat reflected. This will be reduced electricity consumption and a positive environmental impact.

Further, upon installation, AB Ceramic offers lifetime installation warranty of our SRI tiles. The patented design and proprietary application will mean that we deliver higher value for money  and a better solution than red clay pressed tile at every step.

What is the difference between 20 mm thick white tiles and ABC Cool Roof tiles?

20 mm thick tiles are generally made from white cement, fibre and lime additions.

These white cement based tiles are not tested and certified in any national laboratory for the following tests.

  • Accelerated Weathering Test
  • Resistance to Stain Test
  • Resistance to Salt Spray Test
  • Resistance to Scratch Hardness Test 
  • Design Registration Certificate etc.

ABC Weather Proof S.R.I Tiles are tested and certified in NABL accredited laboratories for all of the above parameters. Further, maintenance is also very easy and simple.

By doing a simple acid wash at any point of time during service life of terrace, the prior whiteness of ABC tiles whiteness can be achieved. An acid-washed terrace will look like a new terrace. However, this cannot be assured in the case of cement tiles and polishing involves high labour cost..

Bending strength for 20 mm tiles : 50 to 60 kg per sq cm 

The bending strength for ABC tiles is > 100 sq cm.

How long the heat reflection power will last?

ABC ceramic glaze (glass) coat hardened tiles are opcified with zirconium and titanium oxides. Solar heat reflection property will be there till the lifetime of the building.

Heat reflection power of ABC tiles in Solar reflectivity index (SRI) terms is >90. 

Weathered heat reflection power estimated by calculation is 86.

For Cool Roof, a minimum SRI of 78 is required as per LEED/ IGBC/ ECBC/ BEE norms.

Ceramic hardened glazes are 100% stain free and easily washable.

Why lime mortar is suggested to fix ABC Weather Proof SRI Tiles?

Lime mortar has been used since ancient times in building construction and offers excellent adhesion and water resistance. 1:2:10 ratio by volume of cement:lime:sand is suggested. This mortar is as per ASTM C270 standards.

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Abc Weather Proof S.R.I(Cool) Coat

These tiles are suitable for roof top / terrace due to ability to reflect solar heat. Solar Reflectance Index is 95.

Abc Weather Proof S.R.I Tiles

These tiles are suitable for roof top / terrace due to ability to reflect solar heat. Solar Reflectance Index is 95.

Hollow Tile + abc Cool Coat

These tiles are suitable for roof top / terrace due to ability to reflect solar heat. Solar Reflectance Index is 95.

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