Installation of a copper roof with your hands

Roofing work is one of the most responsible and difficult. Mistakes made at this stage can bring a lot of problems in the future. However, in addition to the quality of execution, and considerable importance is the choice of roofing material. Among other options, suitable for these purposes, you can find both high-tech modern solutions and time-tested classics. In this article, we'll look at how to perform the installation of a copper roof with your hands.

MATERIAL DESCRIPTION


Copper sheet

Copper as a roofing material used by people for several hundred years. Opting it due to a very decent performance, among which the most stand out:

  • high mechanical strength;
  • resistance to corrosion;
  • good performance of thermal conductivity;
  • beautiful appearance of a roof;
  • environmental purity.
However, the material has some qualities that can be considered disadvantages. For example, quite a high price for this roofing material makes it available not for all and you need to understand that, like any metallic material, the copper sheet will have very high noise levels.

If the choice in favor of a copper roof is already made, then you should know that it is made, can be in two main ways, namely:

Copper shingles. Of copper sheet. Each of these options has its own peculiarities of installation, and requires separate consideration.

INSTALLATION OF COPPER SHINGLES


Copper shingles

If you decide to lay on the roof of copper shingles, then you should know that a person with some basic skills such works, this problem is solved simply enough. The main condition of success of work is the equipment of the roof is a good waterproofing and ventilation. The fact that copper is a metal that will form a water condensate with temperature changes, so it is very important that the truss system was well protected from the ingress of water, but it is ventilated.




Copper shingles in a diamond shape

As for the styling, it may be performed in several ways, for example, in a checkerboard pattern. To start work you need with the styling of the bottom row. Tiles are placed next to each other and are bonded together with special locks provided for by their design. Junction zufallsbild, that is, one part of which is crimped around the other. Such a connection provides a maximum seal, however, if necessary, simply dismantle the damaged item and its replacement.




Copper tiles in the form of a rectangular plutocracy way, after laying the first row of tiles, in a checkerboard pattern is placed and fixed second row, and so on. If necessary, individual tiles can be cut with metal shears. Need to add that special attention should be paid to junctions between the roof slopes towards each other. In these places, are mounted special items.

THE INSTALLATION OF COPPER SHEET




The second common option for manufacturing such a roof is copper sheet. It should be noted that the device and installation of the copper roof in this case will be slightly different from the previous one.

Copper sheets, cut to the desired size, stacked vertically on the slopes of the roof and attached with nails in several places. Between the sheets also are joined using rebate joints. It is therefore necessary to monitor the correctness of their arrangement relative to each other. The joints are crimped with a special tool, then install remarkable.

In addition, it should be remembered that during the stacking of sheets must be taken into account in the step of sheathing. The point is that the most preferred option when the joints will be to get on the rafters and sheathing. It will be much less chance of sagging of the roof over time.



The crate is made for a specific type of copper roof

Copper sheets would be best to use on roofs having a large area and a fairly simple structure. If the roof is planned complex forms, that best fit the tile. Although performance variants from each other do not differ. As for the differences that can be mentioned is that the time of the work, which is somewhat less if the stacked sheets. But the appearance of shingles can be called, perhaps, more presentable, although this is a matter of taste.



Filing the copper eaves of the roof

In conclusion we can add that, despite the fact that the material is hardly cheap, a copper roof is quite a practical choice. The fact is that with proper installation the service life of such roofs is practically unlimited. On the surface of copper, a layer of oxides, which prevents further destruction of the material. In addition, a copper roof can be installed heating system that will prevent the roof from snow loads and the formation of ice and icicles.

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