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The cover is both an aesthetic element and very technical since it must ensure the waterproofness of the roof. Each accessory that composes it plays a specific role and requires precision for the implementation.

Tutorial: lay flat tiles yourself

It's not only since the creation of Google Earth that you can see your roof. Visible from the street, from your garden or from neighbors, the cover is as important a decorative element as the facades.
It is therefore essential to choose the materials, the colors and the installation methods so that they harmonize harmoniously with the style of your home. The flat tile, designed for roofs with a slope of around 45°, is the most common in France.
Most often of rectangular section, it is found with some variants, as in the East, Germany and Switzerland, where it is larger with a rounded angle.
Exposed to rain, wind or frost, the roof plays an essential technical role. To ensure its watertightness and limit its aging, it should be maintained regularly.
Laying flat tiles is easy in part flat roof: the back of a tile has tenons and two holes that allow the hanging on the battens. This becomes more complex on the ends of the roof, when it is necessary to install accessories (door, punch, hip, valley, shore...).
Finally, any modification of roofing is often framed by the regulations of town planning: inquire with the services of the town hall before engaging of big works.

All Roofing Tips for Flat Tile Roofs in System D File:

Above all else: Roofing and working at heights: make sure!

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