What better use of metal roofing or roof ondulin as for private homes

By Admin | Roof And Roofing Materials
14 April 2016

good host selects a roofing material for the roof carefully and meticulously, given the strength of it, and appearance.In this article we will look at what is best for ondulin or metal roof of the house, and we know it is simply comparing the coverage of the most important parameters.

Metal or Onduline - what to choose as a roof


  1. Let me introduce: Monsieur Ondulin and Freken Metal
  2. Installation: lighter cover
  3. With stronger and stronger Ondulin or metal
  4. Durability
  5. And ifsuddenly a fire?Compare Fire
  6. saves from noise, better sound insulation
  7. Chance of snow falling and the need for snow retention
  8. The roof everything should be fine
  9. Open purse and compare the cost
  10. In which case, you can use one or the other material

Let me introduce: Monsieur Ondulin and Freken Metal

# 1. Ondulin (otherwise evroshifer), invented by Frenchman Gastanom Thunder in the difficult time of war (1944), is still produced in France.This natural organic roofing

material has appeared in Russia only 50 years later.It is produced from pressed cellulose fibers which are subjected to high heat during crimping.Then apply paint coating and bitumen impregnation.Resins and mineral pigments contribute to excellent water resistance.

Produce ondulin in standard sheets of the same size.

give specific figures:

  • Leaf length - 2 meters;
  • sheet width - 0.96 m;
  • wave height - 36 mm.

Sheets Ondulina

# 2. Metal tile in the middle of the last century, invented a Finn named Paolo Rannila.Initially, this roofing is called - Rannila.It is made of profiled steel sheet, galvanized on both sides hot.Passivating aluminum coating metal does not oxidize, and priming promotes better adhesion to the polymer.Wrong Side of lacquered metal and the outside - a polymer.

have this roof a greater variety of sizes than the evroshifer that allows you to reduce the amount of waste.

sheets following dimensions:

  • Leaf length - from 0.35 to 8 meters;
  • sheet width - from 1.16 to 1.18 meters;
  • profile height - from 22 to 25 millimeters;
  • step waves - from 350 to 400 millimeters.

The roof is covered with a metal tile

After exploring and characteristics can be compared.

Installation: lighter cover

# 1. Ondulinovye sheets are very light and small, so they can close the roof, even alone and without the help of experienced professionals.Flow from the coating is less than that of metal.Parts cheap.This material has high elasticity and flexibility, so it is very easy to install.And even complex configuration of the roof will not be an obstacle to this - lists evroshifer well bent.For mounting Ondulina no special tools are required.Enough roulette, a hammer and a saw, hacksaw for working with wood.Well, lubricant saw teeth do not forget to cook.

Crate under Ondulin
at an inclination of 150 and a crate stuffed with a pitch of 65 cm, if the inclination angle of less than 150, then step battens must be reduced to 45 cm.

Laying Ondulina on slate
Another advantage Ondulina is that it can be easily puton slate, without removing the old coating (Photo: onduline.com)

# 2. As for metal, then for its installation requires a certain expertise.It is necessary to work with metal, it is very important not to confuse the order of installation brackets and accessories.Certainly you need to make accurate and vertical measurements, checking the result level.Well, in the case of complex shape of the roof metal tile laying and does not profitable - half of the material can go into waste.And the tools to work with that you need special roof.This screwdriver, scissors and elektrovysechnye able to cut metal, and level.So it is better not to risk the amateurs, and good pay master.

respect to the base data under the roof, it will be different in that for Ondulina trebudetsya more frequent step crates, and at roof pitch of less than 150 is desirable to use solid base t. To. He loses rigidity.This will require some additional costs truss system.

Crate under the metal
Step crates under the metal will depend on the type of profile metal

Metal - / Ondulin +

With stronger and stronger Onudlin or metal

There is nothing to compare - of course, stronger than metal.Climb to the roof, the roof covered with this, you can at least in winter, even in summer, without any fear to break it.You never know what it might be necessary - to repair, for example, or install the antenna.But ondulinovaya roof requires careful handling - because inside her cardboard.Therefore, in the heat or cold is not worth going on evroshifer.

Metal + / Ondulin -


French producing ondulin promise that he will serve at least 15 years (this is specified in the warranty card).This means that as long the roof will definitely not pass water.With respect to the UV guarantee much less.In fact, the service life of the coating is almost 3 times longer - up to 40 years.And 10 or 15 years, so the color of your roof and not lose, except a little blooms in the sun.However, this material was developed as a temporary roofing, so durability will obviously play of metal.

have metal technical guarantee period (as determined by the corrosion resistance) varies from 10 to 50 years.It depends on the type of polymer coating manufacturer (after the roof produce different companies), the thickness of the metal.And at least three years warranty on color fastness to burnout.Experience has shown that a good metal does not fade during its life.And how many will serve in reality the roof covered with this material, is largely determined by the quality of the installation.

Metal + / Ondulin -

And if suddenly a fire?Compare Fire

Ondulin off, unfortunately.Of course - because inside him, by and large, cardboard, though impregnated with bitumen additives.This roof can withstand temperatures up to 110 degrees, and the fire class has KM5.In kindergartens, schools and hospitals evroshifer close the roof is prohibited.Proof of this can be submitted to the test video below.

Burning Ondulina

Metal is not afraid of fire - steel sheet inside will not burn.The temperature, which is able to move the roof - 130 degrees.Above this may melt and burn the top layer of the polymer.So in terms of flammability it is obvious that the better - or metal ondulin.Of course, the metal-based coating.

Metal + / Ondulin -

saves from noise, better sound insulation

Ondulin well suited to fans of silence - a soft coating did not refer to any sound of hail rain or howling wind, no steps to the roof of the Marchcats or flocks of migratory birds.This is especially lovers to arrange bedroom in the attic - morning sleep, nothing disturbed.

Metal has by its very name suggests that it can not be quiet.Steel sheet, located inside her perfectly conducting sounds.So that rain and hail, blizzards and singing all the other noises you hear for sure.And if you do not do a good thermal insulation with protection against sound, sleep in a room under the roof is unlikely.

Metal - / Ondulin +

Chance of snow falling and the need for snow retention

Heavy snowfall for the owner of the house it creates a lot of problems.Snow accumulates on the roof, threatening to suddenly fall out of the whole avalanche.This is typical of metal whose surface is slippery.Snow load for this material - 1,200 kilograms per square meter.For a given material the use of snow retention system is mandatory.

Onduline has a rough surface, so it delays the snow.Snow load somewhat less than that of metal - 960 kilograms per square meter, so the snow retention system on a roof is usually not installed.

Metal - / Ondulin +

The roof everything should be fine

Ondulin can indulge developer frenzy of colors.His release in a fairly meager palette.Primary colors (matte or glossy) - green and red with brown.Sometimes even the black lists released.Form at evroshifer like ordinary slate - wavy.Rarely comes something else - unless the "Onduvill" produced similar to the Mediterranean tile.

The house is covered with Onduline

The roof of Ondulina

Most of the roof covered with Onduline

Metal in its colors very diverse.Primary colors in her 30 plus a whole palette of RAL (200 colors), plus a palette of RR (metallic).Impressive, is not it?

RAL colors
palette RAL

note and beautiful accessories, and an abundance of design options profile.Then you and the classics, and original bending waves can turn the roof into a small masterpiece.So the appearance metal clear winner.

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The appearance of the roof of metal

Small house covered with a metal tile

Most of the roof covered with a metal tile

Metal + / Ondulin -

Open purse and compare the price

Now let's see what is cheaper - ondulin or metal.This issue is very important in view of the fact that many prefer ondulin only because of its lower cost.Let's see how it is lower.So, one sheet evroshifer costs from 400 to 420 rubles.We receive 200 to 220 rubles per square meter.The average price of metal for the same area - from 190 to 220 rubles.Accessories for Ondulina cost from 250 to 280 rubles, while the metal - from 100 to 300 rubles (price per meter).We take into account that some of the kit manufacturer ondulin nails.For this metal is not provided - it will have to shell out a minimum of 3 rubles for one screw.

Next on the installation.If you do it according to the rules applying waterproofing for the roof of the Ondulina price turns a little less, but not too much.But the metal has a long service life, and therefore in annual costs it is cheaper.For evroshifer you can save on the moisture protection (but then have to think of waterproofing insulation, if you have a warm roof).And it is quite possible to put on their own and did not have to pay the masters.As you can see nuances and a lot of options here.

If you are going to do on the technology and the installation of a roofing attract professionals who need to pay for the work, over the roof of Ondulina you pay as little as 10 - 15% less, but get less quality and durable protection of roof.

Metal + / Ondulin + -

Total: Metal 5 + and 3 - / Ondulin 4 + and 5 -

In which case, you can use one or the other material

For a large house with a solid roof surface is better to use metal roofing.Onduline is less reliable material.Yes, and it is dangerous in respect of fire and the sun fades with time.

If you need to choose a roof for a small country house, garage, shed or sauna in the yard, do not hesitate to take ondulin.In addition, you will be able to mount it easily.And it may be advisable evroshifer those for whom the most important thing in the house of silence.

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