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As a rule, each roof should be inspected at regular intervals and checked for damage. Leaky or damaged tiles should also be exchanged as soon as possible. However, a sudden downpour on a leaky roof or heavy rain for days requires quick help. And there are also: special sealants, such as Ceresit Blitz-Dicht, can repair and seal damaged roof tiles in no time at all.

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Tar paper, roofing felt, bituminous sheet - what is what? The term tar paper is actually incorrect, because only very old cardboard are actually still soaked in tar. As a rule, you have exceeded your life for so long that you can hardly find a roof today. Disposal of these boards would also be problematic as they were soaked in coal tar and could therefore contain some consistently toxic substances.

Bitumen roofing membranes - still recognized standard

Bitumen roofing membranes - still recognized standard

Bitumen membranes are still the undisputed front runner on domestic roofs. They are almost something of a traditional commodity. They not only have advantages. What types of bituminous membranes are there, what they serve, where to get them, and what they cost you can read in this article. Bitumen membranes: glued, welded or nailed As a rule, at least two layers of bitumen are always laid for roofing.

Liquid roof waterproofing - that's what it's all about

Liquid roof waterproofing - that's what it's all about

Roofs, even flat roofs, do not necessarily have to be sealed with bituminous membranes - there are other options as well. One of them is liquid waterproofing for the roof. There are, however, some advantages and disadvantages to consider, also the product variety is very large here. You can read more about this, including prices and sources of supply here.

Wallpapering made easy - so everyone can

Wallpapering made easy - so everyone can

The traditional wallpapering requires some skill and a little practice. Much easier you can make wallpapering with non-woven wallpaper. How to process them easily and correctly is described in the following article. Work security through the non-woven wallpaper No pasting of the wallpaper web required No contact time of the glue on the wall can still be corrected Working principle for non-woven wallpapers Unlike conventional paper wallpapers, non-woven wallpapers are glued dry to the wall.

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What is important when buying Suitability of the paint for the facade Characteristics of the paint Color shade Suitability of the paint for the facade Lime paints were formerly used for facades. Although they are open to diffusion, they are only slightly weather-resistant. Dispersion silicate paints are commercially available mainly mixed.

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Influences against the wood must be protected Moisture UV radiation Blueness Biological attacks Residual moisture determines the effectiveness Residual moisture of not more than 20% is required for timber. However, this value can quickly increase due to external storage. From a residual moisture content of 25%, the protective treatment of the wood against blueing and impregnation is less effective.

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Criteria when brushing Eternit Age and asbestos resistance Condition Durability Age and asbestos resistance Old Eternit plates may contain asbestos. With intact Eternit plates there is no danger. Weathering and damage as well as porous surfaces can lead to the release of harmful asbestos fibers. Asbestos-containing Eternit plates should be replaced whenever possible.

Make the chimney renovation yourself - is that possible?

Make the chimney renovation yourself - is that possible?

There are many possibilities and techniques for renovating the chimney yourself. Not all of them are suitable for DIY. What works, reveals the following guide. What you need to do to rehabilitate the chimney Sealing Cladding Installing a ventilation flap Replacing the chimney on the inside The renovation of a chimney can affect the outside area, such as in the case of sealing or cladding.

Walls in the garden - all this is important

Walls in the garden - all this is important

A garden wall made of natural stones or lightweight concrete blocks can be easily erected. However, some important things have to be taken care of. What is particularly important when walling in the garden is therefore explained in detail in this manual. Special features when walling outdoors the foundation the wall height joint treatment the foundation walls in the outdoor area must be built on a sufficiently deep and sufficiently stable foundation.