As a roofing, soft tiles are often used, which are created using a special modified composition based on bitumen. As a result, the material has unsurpassed resistance to low and high temperatures, and also has good elasticity.
Features and properties of soft tiles
Such a roof is called bituminous, since bitumen is present in its composition. It is produced in the form of sheets with different sizes. Flexible tiles can be realized in absolutely any form, but the most popular are rectangular and wavy. It is most often used for pitched roofs made of soft tiles, and at the same time it can even be mounted on old roofing, which must be suitably prepared in advance. Such a roof has a beautiful appearance, therefore it is often used in private construction.
Soft tiles are light in weight, so the roofing does not exert serious loads on the rafter system. As a result, it is not necessary to perform certain work related to its strengthening and strengthening. Also, the resulting coating has a low thermal conductivity, and at the same time, the elements can be attached directly to the flooring of the truss system, created from wood.
At the same time, bitumen roofing has high soundproofing characteristics, so there will be no loud noise or extra sounds from rain or gusty winds. This is due to the fact that the material has excellent softness, so it is ideal for private homes.
Also, bituminous tiles are resistant to various mechanical influences, including strong blows. This is due to the fact that the material has excellent shock-absorbing characteristics, and its installation is carried out on a continuous crate.
The soft roof is resistant to corrosion and rust, and also has no windage. It has low electrical conductivity and excellent resistance to wear, rot, microorganisms, mold, fungi and chemicals.
Laying soft tiles is quite simple, so this work is often done by homeowners on their own, and at the same time, a multifunctional and beautiful coating is obtained.
However, in addition to the positive properties, the roof of shingles has some disadvantages. These include the fact that the surface needs careful and specific care, since leaves and any debris will constantly linger on it.
Also, the coating has a high water absorption coefficient, so the roof truss system must be protected with waterproofing materials. Such material has a high cost, and at the same time cannot be operated at very low or extremely high temperatures.
How to properly care for shingles?
The created coating needs special and constant care, since it is necessary to regularly remove various debris from it. At the end of autumn, you need to completely clean the surface of the roof from a variety of branches and leaves, and also check if all kinds of gutters or pipes are clogged.
In winter, a large amount of snow should not linger on the bituminous roof, and frost should not form, since these factors can lead to the destruction of the coating. Therefore, it is necessary to periodically carry out a complete cleaning of the roof from snow.
The coating is highly resistant to various microorganisms and lichens, however, if it is not properly maintained, then moss or small vegetation may appear on it. As a result, it is necessary to carry out high-quality cleaning of the surface, and at the same time it is necessary to use special chemicals created on a water basis.
If you provide a coating created from shingles with proper care, this will lead to the fact that it will last a long time and will always delight with its bright and beautiful appearance.