Types of Roof Shingles

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About Types of Roof Shingles

Shingles roof or commonly called the roof of Bitumen is one type of roof that can be used as a home cover is Roof Bitumen, which is a roof that has many color variations such as red brick, green moss, brown, and black. Installation is easy, almost the same as the tin roof.

The roof structure is usually made of wood, concrete, and mild steel. This type of roof is wavy in the form of sheets and is made of a mixture of natural fibers and asphalt. In addition to its light weight, Bitumen Roof is also strong and not easily broken because it contains asphalt material and cellulose fiber (Wood or Pulp). The structure of bitumen base material is processed with high pressure and heating techniques so that the roof of this type is more flexible, strong, and not easily broken. In order not slippery, the surface is given a layer of resin and textured which functions as a leak prevention and seepage of water that comes from the roof body.


Bitumen roof is lighter than the type of roof or other tile.
Not easy to break. Although lighter, the roof of Bitumen was more robust and more resistant to break.

Capable of muffling sound. The rain that splashed or rushed will not disturb the hearing of the inhabitants of the house.

It has many color variations. For example red, brown, green, and black.
Flexible, easily shaped and adapted to the shape of the house ..
Very strong. Bitumen roof is strong and resistant to wind pressure.

More waterproof.
Bitumen roofs have a corrugated structure that simultaneously drains the airway thus reducing condensation. The structure of the tile is also waterproof. So, there's nothing wrong if you choose this type of Bitumen Roof to add to the beauty of the dwelling.

Disadvantages and advantages of using other types of tiles include:

Ceramic Tile

This type of tile is very popular in use by the community, especially in the community on the island of Java. Ceramic tile is made with clay raw material in print and pressed, then burned over a temperature of 1200 degrees Celsius.

Pros: When compared with bitumen, ceramic tile prices tend to be cheaper, because the raw material is still widely found in the country.

Disadvantages: This type of tile is very heavy, per square meter ceramic tile has a weight reached 40 kg. This is of course very influential to the age of the building, because the heavier weight of the roof of the house, then the roof truss should be stronger, otherwise it will be dangerous in building construction.

Asphalt Tile

Although named asphalt tile, does not mean this tile uses 100 percent asphalt material, in the process of making, this type of tile also uses paper powder, organic fiber and resin.

Disadvantages: Bathed in ceramic tile, this type of tile is more expensive.

Pros: Weight of this type of tile is light enough per meter side has a weight of 40 kg, very much different from ceramic tile. Because the tile is lightweight it should not be supported by a strong frame structure so that it can reduce the production cost of making the house.

In addition, this type of tile also has a model and color is very bervaritif, easy to apply to various models of roof and durable.

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