Wooden shingles used for manycenturies as a roofing for Russian villages and towns - it was the most accessible material, which ensures the reliability of hydro and thermal insulation of houses. In the wake of the fashion for organic materials, roofing shingles again began to build in the current conditions.
Shingle roof is called differently: shingles, blade, Dough, Gorodets. Regardless of the name of the essence remains the same - a wooden plank laid on the roof in two or three layers.
Qualitatively, laid and treated roofshingles can properly serve more than one hundred years, without changing its properties. Masters, who can lay a wooden shingles in Russia is almost gone, so many things have to re-learn and gain experience from abroad, in countries where the ability not to be forgotten, and the climate is similar to ours.
For example shingle - made in Germany, its manufacturing factory established long ago, and finished products is essentially a shingled roof - wooden shingles.
The roof of shingles in addition to its environmentalproperties, has also technical advantages, while laying between elements formed small cracks, which, swollen tree in the rain, covers, and in sunny weather, the coating is compressed, providing a self-ventilation process itself.
Shingle roof is divided into two types, depending on theMethod of production: sawn and chipped. The raw material is taken only water-resistant wood, heavy-duty and tar. Used larch, oak, linden, aspen or Canadian red cedar.
Shingles can be different colors, it dependsthe wood species from which it was made, for example cedar shingle has a purplish-red color, the larch - light beige. But the original color of the finished roof of a wooden shingles, for a long time is not saved in the effects of the weather changes, the coating will become gray.
Installation of shingles made double or triplemethod, depending on the number of continuous across the planks. Triple layer is considered to be more reliable. The relatively small weight of the roof, fifteen to seventeen kilograms per square meter, there is no need to build a powerful truss system.
This ventilation space for moisture removal should be organized, and the material must be treated with antiseptic and impregnation agents against fire.