21 Sep Soft roof: Protection of your home from moisture and noise
The roof has always been considered one of the most important parts of a residential building. Nowadays, when the construction market is replete with a wide variety of coatings, the choice becomes truly wide and sometimes quite complicated. Below we will start a conversation about a soft roof made of flexible and durable materials.
This type of roof is presented for the most part soft tiles, which, in turn, is divided into several types of coating: hound, soft tiles, shingles, bitumen tiles and so on. As a rule, the basis of all types of soft roof is an organic cellulose impregnated with bitumen, and glass chloride.
Due to some of its characteristics and a number of characteristics, the soft roof has gained much more widespread in use as waterproofing material. This is due to the fact that solid materials have proven themselves much better and more efficient for external work than soft. The disadvantages of the cause of such an unpopularity of soft materials include complex and laborious repair, the high cost of the soft roof, the high combustibility of the material.
In the case of the use of a soft roof as one of the layers that serves to waterproof the roof, all these disadvantages do not play a special role, since a solid material located on top, reliably protects it from the pernicious effect of the atmosphere and damage.
The basis of the soft roof is presented in the form of reinforcement for layers of bitumen, which is the key to high plastic and waterproofing properties of tiles. Then, in the production process, the roof is covered with basalt granite or mineral crumbs, which makes it very elegant and attractive outwardly, enhances the protective properties of the material at sharp temperature differences and blocks any effect on it. The main advantages of soft tiles are: a huge variety of colors that can vary from inconspicuous gray to bright and saturated red, excellent waterproofing. It is worth noting that the tile acquires its waterproofing properties due to the effects of sunlight: the bitumen mass heats up, and all the tiles glue reliably and for a long time, protecting and isolating the roof with material having two layers.
A very important property of a soft roof, which becomes a significant argument when choosing in its favor, is its noiselessness. During when it rains or hail outside, you are unlikely to hear at least the slightest sound outside. The availability of installation and its relative simplicity also play the benefit of the material, you will not need any special equipment to lay a layer of soft roof on the roof of your house. Another significant advantage of such tiles is versatility. The roof of the house can have absolutely any shape, even the most fantastic move of the architect is not a problem. Various geometric shapes, roof tilt angles, sharp height changes – all this will not become an obstacle to installation, the tile adjacent to the base and provides very reliable roof insulation. Of the other characteristics that are secondary when choosing, it is worth noting the ease of material, which makes it convenient for work with buildings having more than one floor.
We all know that the ideal material does not exist, and it will be dishonest that the soft tile has no shortcomings that could complicate the work with it. One of these small negative aspects is a significant increase in the types of work related to the device of the roof, due to the need to lay a solid crate and install the ventilation system.