Evolution of the building envelope

The building envelope is the interface between the interior and the environment and thus influences the city or landscape in which it stands too. Why is Roofinox stainless steel the evolution?

We know that caves, tree houses and round huts were followed by the first Greek and Roman houses. The original coverings consisted of organic and not very long-lasting materials such as cow hides, brushwood and grasses. These were followed by the wooden era, and the first tiles were soon fired.

From a simple wall to intelligent constructions

A plastered brick facade was long considered the ultimate solution, but then along came the back-ventilated facade (BVF).

The latter has a number of advantages; it is breathable, has its own, always dry insulating layer, is energy-efficient and more economical, less susceptible to damage and more environmentally friendly. Roofs developed in a similar way, becoming increasingly stronger and more durable, from the substructure to the covering.



From the brushwood roofs of old to complex roof constructions

The last big step was the introduction of flat roofs, bringing some major changes, though this cannot be used everywhere.

A Roofinox stainless steel roof, on the other hand, is for ever and ever. And that’s not a fairytale.


The same applies to the façade. There is an abundance of materials to choose from: fiber cement, various composite panels, wood, ceramics, stone or plastics. Of course, metal is the strongest building material of these, and the king’s discipline is the ventilated metal facade made of Roofinox stainless steel.

Roofinox stainless steel is also excellently suited for flashing and drainage. Information about our complete system can be found here.


Revolution means moving forwards and developing for the better.
This is why Roofinox stainless steel is the next step on the evolutionary ladder: