More recently, the choice of roofing material for the roof of a house was of secondary importance to us. We ourselves did not attach due importance to the roof, although we know that the main thing is a roof over our heads! And they had to be content with what they had: traditional roofing materials - gray faceless slate, unattractive roll materials, cheap tin. Our "fifth facade", as experts call the roof in another way, was hostage to a very common reason - a meager assortment of the market. But to buy beautiful aesthetic materials - copper, natural tiles could be afforded only by the "powerful", the price of such a roof made it inaccessible to the absolute majority of homeowners.
And only recently, in connection with the rapid development of the construction market, such roofing materials as flexible, composite tiles and others have appeared and gained popularity. This is due primarily to the construction boom of individual cottages and townhouses that has come down to us. The summer cottages, seasonal houses have been replaced by houses for permanent residence, which require much larger financial investments and care. The attitude towards each component of your home has become much more scrupulous. After all, a truly high-quality house is a house in which every element must be reliable and beautiful, especially a roof over your head.
The roof is the part of the building that opens up first. She is a kind of lady's hat, which can both emphasize the outfit, making it attractive, and, on the contrary, completely ruin the impression. Agree, a beautiful stone facade of a building, a house made of wood - a bar, a solid log - will look completely unattractive with a roof made of tin, slate or roofing material. Roofs of houses are open to view, and the desire to have an attractive roof that will complement the whole picture of the house, and not gap with a stain, is quite natural. Flexible shingles, a relatively new roofing material for the Russian consumer, which replaced metal shingles, helps to solve the problem of aesthetics and reliability of the roof. Flexible shingles are a new generation roofing material for pitched roofs with a slope from 11.3 degrees (1: 5) to 90 degrees.Externally, these are shingles of various shapes and colors measuring 31.7 x 100 cm, which are laid like a mosaic.
It should be noted that cottages covered with flexible tiles "Ruflex" from the Finnish plant Katepal OY are especially popular. Katepal OY specialists have carried out thousands of experiments before obtaining shingles that are not afraid of heat, frost, moisture or wind. Over the half-century history of its operation, the Katepal OY plant has not changed its main principle: "Products under the Ruflex brand are high-quality raw materials from world leading brands, unique engineering developments and strict control at all stages of production."
Flexible shingles of the "Ruflex" brand have been successfully operated in Russia for over 15 years. During this time, she proved her superiority both in quality and in originality of performance. The absence of complaints from builders, architects and owners of private houses once again proves the unsurpassed quality of Finnish manufacturers. A good example and the best argument in favor of "Ruflex" tiles are houses covered with this roofing material back in the 90s, whose roofs are reliable and beautiful to this day.
One of its most important advantages is that it is not subject to corrosion, decay and delamination, since it does not absorb moisture, and this is the main condition for the durability of the roofing. The roofing is absolutely silent in rain, hail and wind, therefore flexible tiles are especially in demand by owners of country houses with residential attic spaces. In addition, the material has the ability to resist ignition. Even if sparks from the pipe hit the roof, they will not set it on fire and will not spoil the appearance. Application temperature range from -45 degrees. From up to +110 deg. C allows you to boldly cover your houses with "Ruflex" both in severe frosty climates and in the hottest southern regions. This is especially true if we talk about Russia, where it is impossible to guarantee certain weather conditions.
The unique properties of Ruflex shingles are embedded in its structure. The basis of the tile is a non-woven fiberglass, impregnated on both sides with SBS-modified bitumen made from Venezuelan oil "Laguna".
The outer layer is sprinkled with basalt and slate granules, which not only determine the color of the future roof, but also significantly reduce the possibility of an avalanche-like snow melt, since the surface of the tiles is rough. The stability and color saturation of the granules is achieved through the use of special pigments and ceramization technology (firing colored granules), which is an indisputable advantage of the manufacturer - the Katepal OY plant. The fundamental difference between Ruflex granulate is that it does not crumble over time and does not fade in the sun, keeping its original appearance for many years.
The underside of the tile is partly covered with a layer of silica sand, partly with a layer of self-adhesive modified bitumen, which greatly facilitates the installation of the roof covering. You don't need special tools and heavy equipment. Acting according to the instructions drawn up by specialists, you can close the roof in record time, even without being a professional. After removing the protective film, you just need to glue the shingle and secure it with nails. At the same time, the amount of waste during installation is ten times less than that of any other roofing material. This is especially important when it comes to complex roofs. Light weight and convenient packaging of flexible shingles allows transporting them by car, which is also a significant saving.
Another competitive advantage of "Ruflex" shingles is that a complete set of accessories has been developed for it, which can always be easily and quickly matched to the selected roof. Starting from the drainage system and passage elements and ending with the necessary little things - adhesives, nails, which are always available at the points of sale of roofing materials.
Flexible shingles "Ruflex" are an ideal material for roofing not only due to their technical characteristics, the manufacturer has taken care of aesthetic beauty. Finnish experts are aware of the need for harmony with nature at home, so most of the colors in the palette of soft tiles repeat the colors of living and inanimate nature. This can be judged even by the names: "Autumn Red", "Blue Lagoon", "Terracotta", "Golden Sand", "Mossy Greens". Thanks to the variety of colors and all kinds of shapes, the "Ruflex" roof will become an ideal "companion" for any home.
The manufacturer certifies confidence in quality with a 25-year written guarantee for all products.
Finnish top quality roofing material adapted for use in Russian weather conditions for a reasonable price is the best choice for owners of private houses.