Natural tile. Natural (or ceramic) tiles is an ancient and honorable type of roofing materials. It is made from low-melting, fatty and plastic types of clay. Her baking in an oven at a temperature of about 1000 degrees C – very energy-intensive process, which, of course, affects the quality and price. Today, there are several other pottery subspecies – a cement-sand tile and polymer-sand cherepicha practically not inferior its quality, and almost 2 times its cheaper. Dignity. Pottery requires virtually no maintenance, it does not need to tint and repair, and it serves more than 100 years. The most important advantage – fire because the pottery belongs to group of non-combustible materials, as it has a perfect sound insulation.
It has a minimum percentage of waste during installation and low water absorption (1.5%). And of course, most important – is the most environmentally friendly form of roofing coverage. Disadvantages. The main limitation for the use of tile is its great weight. Compared with metallic coating, the calculated load increases by 10-30%, depending on the angle of the roof. Which, of course, requires complication of truss construction. Since the mass production of ceramic tiles in our country does not, the price is much higher than abroad. Shingles.
It is also called a flexible or soft tiles. The shape of is a small, flat sheets with shaped neck with one hand. Made of glass fiber or cellulose impregnated with a modified bitumen with various polymeric additives. Outside the bar covered with basalt or mineral grit. Dignity. Bitumen is not subject to corrosion and rot, which substantially increases the service life. Such a roof does not require additional painting and can be applied to any roofs with a slope of not less than 12 degrees. Even it can be used for renovation of old roofs. High heat and sound insulation makes it an indispensable material for private homes. This type of tile is economical, because of the small waste, even on complex configurations of roofs. Shingles is one of the most popular roofing materials used in the installation, reconstruction of the roof of houses, cottages, etc. Disadvantages. Chief lack of shingles – the complexity of installation. If the cover is laid properly, it may be deformed, some can come off the plate by a strong wind. To avoid this, under such a roof should be lay a solid crates of high-quality water-resistant wooden board, which doubles the cost of this type of roof. Metal. Metal is a type of profiled steel galvanized sheet, simulating the natural tile. For the protection of galvanized steel sheet from external influences, various polymer coatings, excellent in quality, thickness and price. Color Palette metal, which offer a very diverse manufacturers. It is defined by a palette of paints manufacturer's plate and each plant has its own system of marking paints. Therefore, when choosing colors We recommend using this company directories, colors or patterns are. Dignity. Ease, ease of repair, as well as providing companies a complete set of parts with metal. Low cost, large variety of colors and the ability to recolor in any other. The smooth surface provides drainage of rain and snow. Disadvantages. This roof should be painted every 3-5 years because it is very exposed to UV radiation. Its better not to apply to the complex in the architectural sense, the roof, because the number of cuttings will be very large (waste can be up to 35%). Low wind resistance and noise reduction are also disadvantages of this type of roof. If violated the protective layer, metal corrodes rapidly.