Each car enthusiast seeks to equip a decent garage for his “iron horse”, which will allow to preserve the excellent appearance of the car and significantly increase its service life. In addition to strong walls, reliable floor and well-executed ventilation, it is very important to have a properly designed and high-quality garage roof. If you have the desire and knowledge about how to properly make the roof of the garage, then this type of work can be done independently. Let us consider in more detail issues related to the construction of the roof for the garage.
The structure of the roofing pie
The design of the gable roof
When constructing garage roofs, the following roofing materials are most common:
Slate for garage
Slate. Quite popular roofing material with a long service life (up to 40 years). It is made of light asbestos-cement slab with a high degree of wear resistance.
Compared to corrugated flooring, slate has more weight and requires a stronger and more reliable truss system.
Slate is laid in rows from the bottom up, followed by an overlap (about 20 cm). Fastening to the crate is performed using special nails, and it is desirable to drill holes for them.
Ruberoid. The main advantage of rolled roofing material is its low cost, sufficient coating strength and effective protection against water. The service life of the roof made of roofing material with proper operation reaches 15 years.
This roofing material is mounted on a continuous crate.
The first step is to prepare the foundation for the roof. Then, just before laying the first layer, it is necessary to smear the base with bitumen mastic, roll out and press the roofing material. Installation of strips of roofing material is made from the bottom up with an overlap of 20 cm. This method of laying prevents water from flowing into the joints between the sheets. Further, in a similar way, only in the perpendicular direction, the second layer is laid. And finally, after coating with bitumen mastic, it is necessary to lay the third layer, also in the direction perpendicular to the previous layer.
Decking. This material has gained popularity due to its long service life (up to 50 years) and low weight, which allows to reduce the cost of building a truss system and making crates. Decking is made of steel coated with a polymer coating or a layer of zinc (galvanized steel). Giving a characteristic trapezoid profile is produced by cold rolling. The dimensions of the sheet and the specific shape of the profile are different for different models. Installation of sheets produced overlap about 20 cm, bottom-up.The sidewalls, edges and tops are decorated with special profiles.
When creating a roof on the basis of corrugated board, it must be waterproofed and insulated.
A properly designed and constructed garage roof will allow you to be sure that your car in the garage is not threatened with leaks and is well protected from the vagaries of the weather.
Watch the video about the installation of the roof of the garage:
This is how roofing of the garage is done with roofing paper: