As a self-mount roof of wooden shingles?

The most natural and environmentally friendly roofing material is wood shingles. That is why in the process of mounting the roof of the house of this material, it is necessary to take care of him. Number of nails must not exceed the permissible, otherwise it cracked.

A special attention when mounting a roof held, is paid to the treatment of wood special antiseptic impregnation, which protect the wood from fire and atmospheric exposure.

mandatory steps

To the roof turned out beautiful and reliable, it is necessary to adhere to the following sequence of works, under which runs a wooden roof installation:

Installing over the main rafters solid crate from the boards.

After that on it in two layers need to put the waterproofing.

Over the waterproofing crate installed vertically parallel to the rafters, yet it is called kontrobreshetka.

Layer on top of it is the transverse batten, which step should be half the length of a wooden shingles.

When the preparatory work can begin to perform basic tasks.

Methods of laying wooden shingles

First fit the bottom row, it is necessary to let a couple of centimeters below the level of the cornice. Boards tightly fit together. The second and all subsequent rows, you need to lay out a checkerboard pattern. board center should be located at the intersection of two of the bottom row of boards, as well as the overlap should be at half its length.

At the top of the roof ridge stacked boards. The gap that remains between them, closed the special roof area, the so-called panel strip.

As for the end boards, then they should be fastened in such a way that they are not above the roof level. The gaps between the end and ordinary boards, also closed by flat strips.


The most important thing is to prepare the wood for the roof. To do this, all the boards are processed antiseptic that protects them from fire. After drying, they are covered with water-resistant carnival paint to protect them from the weather.

Fixing to the sheathing is carried out according to the following scheme, a nail for fixing the upper center, and two on the lower edges. Thus, the board is protected against deformation and loosening. The upper fixing board at the standard thickness is sufficient to use for roofing nail 70 mm. But at bottom, it is necessary to use the 100mm nails, because they have to pass through two boards.

When laying in two rows, you must first fully tiled and secure first, and then staggered on top of the second stack.

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