Bituminous roofing technology
Bituminous roofing technology involves several stages of work. To begin with, a clean, dry and level roof base is required. The coating is laid from one edge, using hot bitumen or special glue to press and ensure tightness. It is important to place the overlaps correctly and ensure that all seams are carefully sealed. When laying, it is necessary to pay attention to the avoidance of air pockets and to ensure a continuous waterproof surface.
A bituminous roof is a combination of asphalt and rubber, designed for a flexible and durable roof that can withstand cold and hot conditions. It offers superior protection against UV rays, heat and moisture, making it an ideal choice for areas with extreme climates.
Bituminous roofing has many advantages that make it a popular choice for various types of buildings. First of all, it is waterproof, providing excellent waterproofing and protection against rain and snow. Due to its elasticity, the bituminous coating withstands temperature fluctuations well, without losing its properties during cold or heat. In addition, bituminous coatings are durable and long-lasting, capable of serving for decades with minimal maintenance. They also offer good sound insulation, reducing noise from the outside. Installation is relatively simple and economical, and the wide selection of colors and textures allows for easy adaptation to various architectural styles.
Requirements for laying bituminous roofing
- Smooth surface: The surface of the roof must be smooth, without depressions or bumps, to ensure the correct fit of the coating.
- Dryness: It is necessary that the roof is completely dry when laying the bituminous coating, because moisture can affect the quality of the bonding and cause cracks.
- Strength: The base material must be strong and sturdy enough to support the weight and hold the coating in place.
- Protective layer: Before laying the bituminous roof covering, check whether there is a protective layer that provides additional sound and heat insulation.
- Resistance to conditions: It is necessary to take into account the local climatic conditions and choose a bituminous roof covering that meets the requirements of the local environment, including resistance to wind, rain and snow.