Euroslate, or as it is usually called ondulin, by the name of a well-known manufacturer, is a modern roofing material in the form of corrugated bituminous sheets.
In the process of its production, the base, which is used as organic fibers, is saturated with bitumen under high pressure and a temperature of + 120- + 140C. As a result, the base hardens and becomes waterproof..
Ondulin can retain its properties over a very wide temperature range. Also, such material retains its color for a long time, since it does not fade under the influence of sunlight. Euroslate is an environmentally friendly material, therefore, roofing with ondulin can be made on buildings of any purpose.
This material has good flexibility, so it can be used to make roofs of a complex profile, as well as to repair them without much effort. Despite this, ondulin has sufficient strength and is not prone to cracking, unlike conventional asbestos-cement slate. Euroslate sheets are designed for a load of 250 kgm, however, under the influence of sunlight, they soften, therefore it is not recommended to put a load on them at this time.
The weight of ondulin sheets is much less than that of ordinary slate, therefore, euro-slate does not create significant loads on the roof structure. A roof made from ondulin has the same level of maintainability as from conventional slate, since each sheet can be replaced separately. As a disadvantage of euro slate, its flammability should be indicated.
If we compare Euroslate with other roofing materials, for example, with metal tiles, then ondulin has much less strength and service life. On average, euro slate lasts 5-10 years.
Installation of ondulin does not require special knowledge, skills and the use of a special tool. For fastening sheets of euro-slate to the roofing crate, nails with a rubber gasket are used. You can cut sheets of ondulin using a regular wood hacksaw.
The technology of Euro-slate flooring is the same as that of ordinary slate, from bottom to top, with overlapping sheets of 10-20 cm.The greater the slope, the fewer sheets of material can be in the overlap of sheets along the height of the roof.