People at the dawn of its history, has learned to cover the roof of the home of various soft materials. Today there are many types. Video of the installation of a soft roof shows how convenient it is to close the housing including a flexible and pliable materials. What are the options for arrangement of the soft roof? What is the technology of production of works on installation of a soft roof covering? These issues are given each interested in the opportunity to build the roof of his house with modern and beautiful roofing materials.
- 1 Video of the installation of a soft roof: advantages and disadvantages
- 1.1 the Installation of shingles (video)
- 2 Types of materials for the device soft roof
- 2.1 Installation of flexible tiles Shinglas (video)
- 3 installation of soft roofing: technology of stacking web materials
- 3.1 a soft roof (video)
- 4. the Device of soft roofs: the technology of packing of a piece of material
- 4.1 installation of the shingles with his own hands (video)
Video of the installation of a soft roof: advantages and disadvantages
From the name it is clear that this type of roofing is flexible and elasticity. To see and experience these qualities firsthand, just to touch or look at the video. Installation of a soft roof on complex roofs, because of these properties, often becomes the only possible one. Soft roofing materials and has many other advantages:
- the lack of complexity in the installation, do not need bulky equipment and a large number of workers;
- this roof itself is a waterproofing material, so extra layers are not needed at all;
- due to its low specific weight, greatly reduced the load on the structural elements of the roof that gives you the opportunity to save on other materials;
- ease of repair. In case of damage, changing only a small area;
- is no loud noise during rain, which is important for premises located on the attic floor;
- when the device soft roof, stacking technology is that the waste is almost gone;
- corrosion of such materials is not terrible, as they have no metallic component;
- the cost of some materials is not large.
This type of roof, like any other, has a number of disadvantages:
- the fire resistance of soft materials to weak, as is often their basis is bitumen. Increasingly this is true for roofing material and roofing. Modern technology has allowed to increase the fire resistance to acceptable performance;
- under a soft roof required the installation of a continuous sheathing, which increases the total cost of the works. The exception is Onduline, which is somewhat tougher than other materials, so its installation is possible and on the crate with a small gaps;
- weak thermal insulation properties, making the necessary insulation.
All these pros and cons in varying degrees is inherent in the different materials for the device soft roof. Technology laying all also different.
The installation of shingles (video)
Types of materials for the device soft roof
Materials for installation of a soft roof, there are the following main types:
- Asphalt mastic. Rarely used in private construction as mainly used for coating horizontal or slightly tilted surfaces.
- Polymer membrane. Made of polyvinyl chloride and other polymers. Glued to the prepared screed using sticking.
- Coating roll. There are self-adhesive, or requiring heating.
- Soft tile. The most popular and expensive material. Due to the variety of shapes and colors, gained a lot of popularity. Is piece product.
- Onduline. Similar to slate, ribbed sheet material of cellulose and bitumen. Has the properties of hard and soft roofing materials.
All these materials have completely different technology for laying a soft roof. Roof requires careful choice of the most suitable of them.
Installation of flexible tiles Shinglas (video)
The device soft roof: technology stacking web materials
To the roofing materials include: roofing material, roofing, stekloruberoid, Steklomash, stekloizol and ruberoid. All of them have similar production technology. On the basis of cardboard or fiberglass layer is applied asphalt mastic with polymer components. If the normal roofing material and roofing belonging to the first generation of materials, today, are not very popular due to the short (5 years) service life, the remaining are actively used in construction. Modern roll materials have several colors and 20 –year life. It helps to cover their roofs of industrial buildings, sheds and outbuildings.
Roll materials is not very convenient when the device soft roof. Technology styling too complicated and time consuming. It is important to remember that this type of materials can be stacked to the roof with a small (30 degree) slope. Before beginning the main work, make the alignment of the base, laying of waterproofing and vapor barrier, mastic and primers.
Gluing starts with the farthest corner from the lift to the roof. Material bonded to the base with mastic, which is heated by the burner. In the case of a self-adhesive coating is not required. Usually fit several layers, so that joints overlap subsequent layer. Their number depends on the angle of the roof. If the roof is flat or not tilted more than 5 degrees, it is necessary to do 4 layers, up to 15 degrees – 3 layers and more than 2 layers. Each layer of adhesive material, compacted with a roller.
A useful tip! If you find the process, air bubbles on the surface of the roof, they must be cut with a knife. After that, the place of the cut, press firmly until flow mastic.
The use of roll materials more than justified the construction of large industrial facilities or apartment buildings with flat roofs. For private housing the best fit to the roof of the soft tile.
A soft roof (video)
The device of soft roofs: the technology of packing of a piece of material
Soft or shingles represents the piece of the small size. Its length 1 m and width 33 cm with this all work on the installation can produce one person. Each canvas is divided into 4 parts in the form of various geometric shapes and is reminiscent of classic tile.
Before laying soft tiles preparing the base. Purlins must be continuous. It is often made from plywood or similar sheet materials. If necessary, the entire surface or in certain places that require special attention, fit carpet underlay under the soft tile. It is a special rolled material, contributing to additional waterproofing.
Laying sheets starting from the eaves. The main thing exactly to put on the first row, then it would be easier. The sheets are glued with mastic, and press on nails in places of perforation. At the final stage the ridge and the wind leaves. A typical representative of shingles is the soft roof Shinglas, a video installation which shows the simplicity of the operations, even on difficult roofs of private houses.
A useful tip! To lay shingles are best in hot weather. This promotes better adhesion of the material.
Whatever the soft roof of the piece goods, the use of underlay under the soft tile, insulation and vapor barrier is a necessary condition for its normal functioning.
Installation of the shingles with his own hands (video)