Making wood shingles yourself

Wood shingles can be used both as a roof covering and as facade cladding. Laying yourself on the façade is not too difficult and hardly causes any problems, the roof needs some experience - and of course you have to be free from giddiness and well secured. How to make coverings from wooden shingles yourself can be found here.

Background information

As a rule, wooden shingles are laid on a suitable counter battens. The lath spacing usually corresponds to the row spacing of 12.5 cm. On top of the roof there is also a solid cladding made of formwork boards and a bituminous membrane below the counter battens, so that the roof is really tight. Holz Wood shingles are fastened with so-called shingle pins, either two or three times per shingle. When misalignments should always be taken to ensure that the shingle pins are covered with each.

Lateral and lower termination at the roof

When covering the roof, both the eaves as well as on the roof sides a conclusion is necessary, also a special cover on the ridge. The so-called Traufgang is formed by two rows of shingles, which are cut to length, the verge on the ridge of transversely applied and nailed together shingles. On the side of the roof, there are different ways to lay the sides.

Step-by-step instructions for laying wooden shingles on the roof

Shingle pins

  • Wooden shingles
  • Shingles
  • Saw for cutting the shingles
  • Fall protection for roof work
  • Tape measure
  • 1. Construction of the substructure and creation of a laying plan

If you want to use the substructure - solid cladding and Counter battens - mounted on the roof, measure the roof surface again to determine your shingle needs exactly. If necessary, draw a layout plan to better orient yourself while working.

Depending on the roof pitch you have to lay the shingles in two or three layers - this influences the laying plan and the laying technique. Herstellen 2. Making the Traufgang

Start at the bottom of the eaves with the first row. Cut the shingles for the first row to 20 cm, the shingles of the second row to 30 cm. First lay the first row and with 3 cm offset to the second row. The distance of 12.5 cm and the offset of 3 cm are maintained up to the ridge row. First 3. First Ridge and Side Finishing

Make a verge of transversal wooden shingles on the ridge and a side cover on the roof side - either from a strip or wooden shingles in your preferred pattern. The roof is now covered.

Tips & TricksIn the façade cladding, laying is even easier, as you do not have to form eaves or verges here. Also offset and row spacing are the same as on the roof.

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