How Do You Put Out Roof Battens?

How Do You Put Out Roof Battens?

How Do You Put Out Roof Battens?

Here’s a short four-step procedure to get you started:

1. Begin with the underlayment.

Roofing underlays offer insulation as well as an additional waterproof barrier to prevent water penetration under the roof covering. Underlays are available in a number of materials, with Type 1F bituminous felt being a popular choice.

However, this becomes a crack over time, and newer alternatives are usually preferred since they are lighter and more robust.

Roofing underlays offer insulation as well as an additional waterproof barrier to prevent water from entering the roof covering.

Marley’s universal underlays are made with cutting-edge materials and methods. They satisfy BS 5534 criteria, are suitable for UK wind zones 1-5, and are BBA-approved. Depending on your needs, you have two choices: vapor-permeable or non-breathable roofing.

2. Select your battens.

The battens will be chosen next. JB Red Battens from Marley is a high-quality pre-graded roofing batten that satisfies the performance criteria of BS 5534.

These battens were created in collaboration with the BRE and fulfill NHBC standards for fully-graded roofing battens. They are crafted from FSC or PEFC-certified wood and have a uniform thickness of 25mm.

JB Red battens are appropriate for all roofing applications and are especially useful in instances where the batten may also be used as a footing. Our JB Red battens are proof of this, as they are the only UK factory-rated roof battens with BBA certification.

Our JB Red Battens are made from high-quality, slow-grown, kiln-dried sideboards for optimum strength and stability.

3. Examine the size and spacing of the battens.

Before placing the battens, double-check the tile size and gauge since they can have a direct impact on the weather tightness of the roof as well as the overall appearance.

The proper batten size will be determined by the span of the rafters and the roof covering, according to BS 5534. For single-lap Modern roof tiles, for example, 25x50mm battens should be used when put on rafters with a maximum span of 600mm.

4. Fix the battens into place.

When you’re ready to attach the battens to the rafters, the first thing to do is make sure you’re using the correct nails. According to BS 5534, the nails used to secure battens to rafters shall have a minimum diameter of 3.35mm.

A nail length of 65mm is normally suggested to enable a minimum of 40mm penetration into the rafter.

Begin at the roof’s bottom edge, nailing the batten into place in the center of the rafter. Joints should be installed immediately above the rafters, with the batten square cut, securely butted, and skewed nailed.

If a batten end is set in mortar, ensure that a suitable treatment is used or that the non-cut end is put in a mortar; this is not necessary for dry-fix systems.

After the roof battens have been put in, it is time to begin covering the roof. Marley has a diverse assortment of coverings to meet various industries, pitches, geographical areas, and aesthetic criteria. We also provide a wide range of accessories for dry-fix application, ventilation, and finishing.

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