Pedigree of shingles

By Admin | Building Materials
21 May 2016

prototype of the modern asphalt tiles in the architecture of ancient Russia was a "share" - a roofing material in the form of small wooden plate, which was used mainly in the Russian church architecture of centuries XVI -XVIII to cover the domes, onion domes of Orthodox churches.For example, a church with a ploughshare, preserved to this day, was built in the XVIII century to commemorate the victory of Peter I over the Swedes at Poltava, and is located in Kizhi.

draw parallels with modern shingles will have no difficulty - ends plowshares were made in the form of a wedge, or they have a triangular or circular completion.Previously, construction was carried out thoroughly, for centuries, and quality requirements of wood was appropriate - for plowshares used aspen certain age, only 40-45 years, emphasis was placed on the location and the annual rings on the plaque itself.

Nowadays, for the production of shingles, too, is used only high-grade material - SBS-modified bitumen, covering both sides of fiber
glass, making tiles strong and durable.Nailed share as shingles, horizontal rows with an overlap of the upper to the lower, that is overlapped.

Another great-grandfather was a shingle shingles: Siberian larch chipped dies with a special cleaver.Shingles is harvested in the winter, put on the roof in summer.Technology laying familiar - from the bottom up, each following a series of overlapping with a difference of a few centimeters.In general, since the XIII century, shingle roof, was popular throughout Europe, and it is considered the birthplace of Poland.

unusual story tile in Finland."Finnish architecture is what creates the Finnish architects," - said one Christian Gulliksen in the 1980s.Speaking of the Finnish construction, it should be noted his thoroughness and practicality.These features visible in all - thanks to architectural supervision, which helps residents to enter their buildings to the overall landscape in Finland is very neat and beautiful street, all the houses like a greeting card.

Due to lack of academic tradition established centuries of architecture, the people of this country to the architectural practice of a century ago were treated without prejudice: the ideal of the modern, dynamic nation sought to express through new forms of public buildings, new materials, more practical and durable, in the spirit of the nation.

Even the fact that the first woman - a professional architect in the late XIX century was Finn Signe Hornborg - speaks to their progressiveness.This is evidenced by the fact the base in the middle of the XX century, in 1949, the largest plant now KATEPAL OY, which produces roofing materials.The plant has a laboratory, which experts closely monitor every step of production.

possible in the life of pedantry and sensitivity of the Finns seem to us superfluous, but in creating roofing materials - this is exactly the approach that the Finns for decades to produce one of the finest materials - shingles Ruflex.

Returning to the history of the tiles not to mention her first clay incarnation.Many historians believe that the flat cakes baked clay as a roofing material used in ancient Egypt.Europeans learned about clay plates from the Greeks and Romans.But in Russia appreciate the advantages of clay tiles could mostly residents of modern Western Belarus and Ukraine, thanks to its wealth of this resource.In these parts of master potters combined production of tiles along the main pottery.In other regions of Russia did not use clay popularity - and in some provinces it had to take a few hundred kilometers, which increased the cost of production cherepichiny at times.

Today, with a roof made of clay is quite other difficulties - due to its considerable weight (each plate is from 3 to 6 kg) truss system should be strengthened, and the installation is not the easiest.Clay - a material brittle and requires very careful handling and stacking skills.

thousand-year history has shown - there is no better material than tile.But that's old technology today has become expensive and impractical.Modern man building a house, makes a lot more requirements for all materials.And even more so to the roof.And manufacturers are required to keep up with progress and offer more robust and interesting materials that overcome all the problems of ancient architects.

Now the roof is not lit, no moss, put it simply, the form in general has ceased to have meaning - easy to install shingles on the most unusual design.And more strongly differentiates soft roof of her ancestors - a wide range of colors, for example, in a palette of 35 colors Ruflex.Bitumen tiles can be combined in color and create a unique drawings so that you can hardly anywhere else to meet.For "list on the roof" is a special program "Drawing the roof», Ruflex also offers a program for the integrated selection of the roof, facade and gutter - Going on the link you can first practice on the virtual house, and thenplans to implement in reality already the envy of neighbors and friends proud.

hard to imagine how colorful and eye-catching architectural monuments of our ancestors would have left if they had such opportunities.But now everyone is able to enter his creation in the historical chronicle of the most unusual roofs.