General Information and recommendations when choosing Roof shingles:
After purchasing your log cabin it makes sense that you would want to protect your investment by giving it the best possible protection against the elements that you can. No matter what the type of structure you have, whether it is brick or timber, water is one of the most destructive of the elements that you can come across, so it is imperative that you protect the structure from it.
Believe it or not it is actually quite easy to protect your log cabin from the elements, provided you do it as soon as your cabin is erected. You can use felt, but we do not recommend it as it tends to have a shorter life span than good quality shingles and it is more prone to leaks.
Shingles work on the same principle as roof tiles as each shingle overlaps other shingles and this diverts the water away from the roof cover very efficiently towards the eaves line of the cabin. At that point you can let it run off onto the ground (we would recommend fitting rainwater goods to then channel the water safely away from the wall timbers.
Plus a good quality shingle roof will look much better that a felt roof which is normally associated with cheap garden sheds. We always recommend glass fibre and polymer reinforced bitumen roof shingles as we feel these are the best and most cost effective covering you can get at present.
These bitumen tiles are flexible and specifically designed for pitched roofs (from 12° upwards) and are well tested on residential, industrial and other buildings, including garden buildings and log cabins.
These Tiles are made up with a durable and highly resistant fibre glass base which is then coated with a polymer- reinforced bitumen mix made of high quality bitumen and aggregate.
The top layer of tiles is finished with mineral granules which give colour to the tiles and ensure high UV- protection (to prevent the sun drying out and cracking the shingle) and weather resistance qualities. The surface granules are cured at high temperatures to burn the pigment into the surface of the granules to ensure long durability of the colour.
The bottom of the roof shingles is coated with an adhesive polymer-reinforced bitumen layer. As the shingles overlap each other they get very little exposure to the sun. The shingles then stick to each other thus forming a double waterproofing layer, which provides excellent leak resistance of the roof.
We offer quality shingles throughout Ireland & Northern Ireland, at factory prices, in 1 style
Size of each shingle 1000mm x 317mm
Area covered per shingle pack 3sqm
Relevant Standards conformance:
Thickness: LST EN 1849-1
Weight: LST EN 1849
Flexibility: LST EN 1109
Stability under exposure to heat: LST EN 1110
Relative elongation: LST EN 12311-1
Nail-tear resistance: LST EN 1231
UV resistance: LST EN 1297
Drop-off of mineral surfacing: LST EN 12039
Flammability: LST EN 13501
North South Log Cabins is not responsible for water leakages due to incorrect tile installation or improper preparation of the roof deck. If you are not 100%, seek professional advice, or use our cabin erection service.
We strongly recommend using wide head (up to 15-25 mm long) nails to fix the bitumen shingles.
If you are going to install the shingles at an outside temperature lower than +15°C degrees, please pre-heat the black sealing belt zones or use extra mastics to ensure waterproofing.
A small deviation in colour of the tiles is not a defect as this is typical of flexible tiles from any producer. In order to reduce colour difference during installation we recommended mixing tiles out of 5-6 packs at random. The tiles should be installed in diagonal lines.
In order to avoid shingle sticking to each other in the pack they should be protected from direct sunlight. Each pack should be bent and shaken before opening as this helps to separate the shingles from each other before exposure to the sun.
It is strongly recommended that you do not walk on the roof in hot/sunny weather as you may damage the roof cover. Special ladders should be used for this purpose.
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When the delivery arrives:
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