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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.

Lost BMW key - what to do?

Lost BMW key - what to do?

Lost keys are annoying. The loss of a key, however, can lead to further problems. Which are the, and how to avoid them, the following guide informs you. Thorough Key Search To avoid subsequent hassles, tedious running and possibly high costs, a thorough and deliberate key search should first take place.

Building

Building

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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Building

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.

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Building

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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Building

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.

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.

Locking system: what happens if a key is lost?

Locking system: what happens if a key is lost?

Locking systems are used in many areas - including residential buildings. If a single key is lost, it will be difficult. This guide will inform you about what will be necessary for individual locking system and key types, and what costs a tenant will incur if keys are lost. Enclosure systems Enclosed systems Central lock systems Main key systems Central master key systems Equally enclosing systems Equally enclosing systems are those in which multiple locks can be opened with one key.

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Building

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.

Chimney sweep: the costs since the new regulation 2013

Chimney sweep: the costs since the new regulation 2013

Since January 1, 2013, there is a complete new regulation of chimney sweep costs based on free competition. The old KÜO steps out of power, every homeowner now has the right to choose his own chimney sweep. Rules for free choice of chimney sweep You can hire any chimney sweep for the necessary checks and sweeps, which is listed at the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control.