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August 12, 2017 18:06

Soft roof with his hands

Until recently, as a roofing material used only galvanized steel, tile and slate.For the installation work involved several people who spent at work a lot of time and effort.But today the range of products has expanded, there were many new - for instance, soft roof.

Soft roof with his hands

Soft roof with his hands

According to its technical and operational characteristics of the soft roof in many respects superior to other materials.Among its advantages include:

  • easy installation (you can handle alone);
  • strength;
  • durability;
  • flexibility;
  • resistance to moisture and corrosion;
  • tightness;
  • attractive appearance.

Varieties soft roof

Article Contents

  • 1 Varieties soft roof
  • 2 Preliminary work
    • 2.1 Step 1: Prepare all necessary
    • 2.2 Stage 2. Preliminary work
    • 2.3 Step 3. Ventilation gap
    • 2.4 Stage 4. The cushioning layer
    • 2.5 Step 5. Mounting brackets
  • 3 Soft roof with his hands
    • 3.1 Stage1. Cornice tile
    • 3.2 Phase 2 Drilling tiles
    • 3.3 Step 3 ridge tiles
    • 3.4 Step 4. Passages and junctions in the roof
    • 3.5 Video - Installation of soft roofing
  • 4 Laying roll roofing
    • 4.1 Video - Installation evroruberoida
  • 5 in conclusion

often as roofing, the following types of roofs:

  • roll soft roof -It is based on polymers or Isola, which increases its resistance to deformation, rot and the harmful effects of the environment;

    Soft roll roofing

    Soft roll roofing

  • stekloelast - characterized by flexibility and heat resistance;


  • shingles from the inside is coated with bitumen, and the outside - basalt or shale granules that increase the strength and durability of the material;



  • Technoelast, Uniflex, etc. D.



Attention!If the top layer of the roof will not be removed, it is necessary to clarify whether it is compatible with the material of construction of the design when buying a soft roof.

Preliminary work

installation begins with the preparation.

Step 1: Prepare all necessary

As already noted, laying soft roof can be engaged and one man.For he will need quite a standard list of materials:

  • mastic;
  • knife assembly;
  • sealant;
  • hammer;
  • roofing mop;
  • trowel;
  • strip for the ends and eaves;
  • gas burner (if the installation is carried out during the cold season).

    The scheme of packing of a soft roof

    scheme laying soft roof

Step 2. Preparations

base must be as strong, it is unacceptable deflection.Materials that can be used to strengthen, there are a few:

  • plywood;
  • OSB-plates;
  • stable planks width of 10 cm.

characteristic that winter skin between sutures should be left small gaps (about 3 mm).If the structure is sheathed with boards, then 5 mm.

The scheme of packing of a soft roof

scheme laying soft roof

Attention!Rafter system, it is desirable to process an antiseptic to protect against rot and insects, as well as flame retardants - to improve the refractory properties.

Step 3. Ventilation gap



Construction ventilation can solve the problem of moisture and reduces the amount of ice which forms in winter.Moreover, in the summer due to the temperature inside the roof ventilation sandwich reduced.



Ventilation consists of three main elements:

  • ventilation outlet;
  • valves for fresh air (set below);
  • air gap width of 50 mm between the base and the waterproofing layer.

Attention!If the slope exceeds the slope 25ᵒ, the vent area should be 8 cm².If the slope is less 25ᵒ, the 16 cm².

Stage 4. The cushioning layer

The structure of the roof

roof structure

under seal in this case means a special bituminous material laid around the perimeter of the roof.Installation is done from the bottom up, from the eaves.Observed an overlap of 10 cm Material fixed with nails every 20 cm

When tilting roof lining 18ᵒ less can be laid not on the entire area, but only in certain areas, such as:

  • horse;..
  • overhangs of eaves;
  • the abutment with a vertical wall;
  • location of the chimney.

Attention!If the slope is less 12ᵒ, then use a soft roof is not recommended.


cushioning layer

Lining with a slope of less than 18 degrees

Lining with a slope of less than 18 degrees

Step 5. Mounting brackets

Step 1. to protect the material from atmospheric precipitation in the eaves mounted curtain rails,It can be directly on top of the cushioning material.Rods (another name - Drip) disposed in overlapping and secured 2 cm roofing nails (zigzag manner along the length of strip).

Step 2. gable planks are installed at the ends of the structure.This must be done with the same 2-cm overlap.Nails hammered in increments of 10 cm.

Step 3. marks the spot exit chimney (if the house has a heating oven).

Step 4. By mounting brackets end held carpet laying the valley, which will significantly improve moisture resistance.Carpet color should match the color of the roof edges are fixed with nails in increments of 10 cm.

After that, you can start laying the roofing material.

Soft roof with his hands

Below is the technology of laying shingles, t. To. It is the most common type of soft roof.

Step 1. Cornice tile

Cornice tiles

Cornice tile

On strap attached to eaves, cornice tile is laid.For fixing using galvanized nails - they are hammered by two rows of 2.5 cm from the top and bottom edges of the material.

Instead eaves tile rows can be used, which will save a little.To do this, cut out shingles - Shingles is taken and cut off the pitch with him.In this case, the installation is "butt" at a distance of 2 cm from the eaves.

Phase 2 Drilling tiles

ordinary tiles

Ordinary tiles

Attention!Do not forget about color deviations.Even if all the tiles from the same lot, the tone in the different packages can vary.It is therefore recommended pre-mix the six seven packs.

Step 1. laying begins with the center of the roof overhang and is held on both sides.

Attention!Protective film with shingles removed before installation, t. To. Without the material can not be added to the stack.

used for fastening nails.Usually, missing four pieces on the shingle, but if the roof slope exceeds 45ᵒ, it is best to use six.

Step 2. The first row is placed in such a way that the edges of retreating from the edges of the eaves of 1-1.5 cm. In this case, the petals close a cove joints between tiles.

Step 3. second row is laid similarly, but the petals should overlap the previous cuts.

Step 4. At the edges of the material is cut along the edge and glued.. It must remain a layer width of 10 cm

Sizing tile sealant

Sizing tile sealant

The same is done in endov - shingles trimmed to obtain a 15-centimeter strip, after which the edges are coated with glue about 7-8 cm


Attention!When cutting tiles is desirable to enclose a piece of plywood to avoid damaging the layer located below.

Step 3 ridge tiles


ridge tiles

Step 1. Initially prepared scaffolds.They greatly simplify working with the ridge of the roof, but at the end of the work do not forget to stick the petals shingles at fixing.

Step 2. Tiles laid overlapping (about 5 cm), each shingle is fixed by four nails.

Attention!Ridge tiles laid only after the completion of the private placement.

Step 3. For cornice ridge tile is cut at the perforation.Further, each element is bent and fit the short part of the roof ridge.

Step 4. Passages and junctions in the roof

Soft roof


There are several ways to organize passages through the roof.So, if you pass a small diameter, it is better to use special seals made of rubber.This includes inputs for antennas and other communications, but the pipes are finished slightly different - here you need to take into account the possible heat and, as a consequence, the expansion, and therefore uses a different technology.

Step 1. First, the perimeter of the pipe joint and nailed roof rack triangular shape (in most cases - 5x5 cm).

Step 2. Then fit the carpet cushioning, which overlaps the pre-lubricated with glue.

Step 3. glued pipe insulation material so as to cover 25 cm and 35 cm slope of the pipe itself.

This installation work is almost complete, it remains only to fix adjacent bar around the perimeter of the pipe.Next fixed iron apron, and the seams are carefully sealed with sealant based on silicone.

Junction with vertical walls in the same way.The only difference may be considered that the triangular rack does not form a perimeter and fixed along the wall.

Video - Installation of soft roofing

Laying roll roofing

web material, which is also called evroruberodiom, laid mainly on flat roofs, although it can sometimes be found and pitched at a smallbias.

mount technology is as follows.

Installation evroruberoida

Installation evroruberoida

Step 1. After rolling roll all folds are aligned and the material is stretched.

Step 2. One side of the roofing material is heated to a special burner until melts special indicator.

Step 3. After this side is attached to the base.When the material is cooled, roll again rolled up to the point of fixation.

Step 4. Held fusing and gradually rolling roofing material.Thus it is necessary to adhere to certain rules.

  1. ruberoid overlapping of 5 cm. To do this, the entire length of the strip is applied to a special approximate.
  2. can not overheat the material, otherwise he will go bad, lose the capacity for adhesion.
  3. quality weld material should be uniform - without voids, dark spots, etc.

joints Places with other surfaces treated with mastic asphalt, which after drying will have the same properties as the evroruberoid...

Installation evroruberoida

Installation evroruberoida

Video - Installation evroruberoida

In conclusion

Highlights assembly, discussed above, will help to understand the essence of the question, even non-specialist.The main thing to remember - the observance of mounting technology and strict adherence to all the instructions will prolong the operational life of the soft roof.