All about a straightener

In the modern building market, the product is a special category of goods, the main advantage of which is successful imitation. Due to the inability to afford something better, natural and traditional people acquire a compromise option. And they are becoming a finishing material or another buildingproducture, which is externally difficult to distinguish from that material that became a sample. So it happened with a straightener under a stone – a convenient, inexpensive and demanded product applied in different fields.

Advantages and disadvantages

Professional property – that material that can successfully complete the image of the building under construction. If the finishing of the facades did not save, but on the roof, the fence or gate of the funds are already limited, it is possible to turn to the professional. At least because it is a simulation material. If it is made under the stone, only from close distance can be seen that it is an imitation with the desired print.

The main advantages of the professional sheet:

  • Material is durable, guaranteeing long-term protection;
  • resistant to aggressive environmental action;
  • does not miss steam and water;
  • Lightweight;
  • resistant to alkalis and acids;
  • has good sound insulation properties;
  • does not fade in the sun;
  • not covered with lichen and moss;
  • considered to be a budget option;
  • print quality allows the figure for years to remain in original form.

If we summarize, the main advantages of the professional leaf will be its reliability and accessibility both in terms of the prevalence of material on the market and in terms of price. Orenovable lack of material that, indeed, should be noted – it is difficult to care. If dirt falls on the surface, it is not easy to wash it. And the professionalist is quite easy to scratch. But the scratch will not be visible to the eye of a person, and will be felt tactile. The strong blow will leave a significant dent on the metal sheet.

Choosing this product people may want to build a real stone fence, but this is an expensive project. The sheet of professional flooring will cost at times cheaper. And it can be fixed simply on steel pillars, supports and lags. If you compare such construction with a stone cladding, the last thing is much stuck – a concrete or brick basis will be required.

Speed ​​and simplicity of installation of the professional sheet is also its advantage. If you finish the same fence with tumor, the repair can delay on weeks.

How do?

Professional sheet is a metallic basis, the thickness of which is 0.5-0.8 mm. The greater the thickness of the sheet, the more expensive. For each sheet, a protective coating is applied, due to which the material is not terrible rust. This coating makes it more persistent to weather effects. The protective layer may be aluminum, zinc (hot or cold), aluminum. The sheets with zinc and aluminum coated acquired a greater prevalence.

A polymer layer is applied on top of the proflist. Thanks to this layer, the color and drawing of sheets varies that for the buyer is good in terms of choice. This is a polymer coating and made it possible to imitate the proflist – in the example of the stone.

The profile sheet in the context is:

  • Metal base;
  • a layer with anti-corrosion characteristics;
  • Passivation layer – oxidizing agents act on the anti-corrosion layer, and he dials strength;
  • soil layer;
  • Polymer decorative layer.

Even if the professionalist is long enough, the stratification of sheets will not – the structure of the material will remain a whole. And this feature of the production of sheets also sends many buyers: it is likely the likelihood that the brick masonry will be deformed, above the risk of fence, gates, balconies, decorations of the base and other structures of the house from the professionalist.

Review of species

The main classification involves 3 types of professional leaf: roofing, wall and carrier. Roofing is used to finish the roof, has the designation. It is used exclusively for roofing, the material is waterproofing, soundproofed, the thunderstorm and other meteo conditions are not terrible. It is used mainly in the design of roofs of private houses. The wall profist is celebrated by the letter C, and the carrier – ns. Borrowing use only to create partitions.

Each manufacturer offers its material design options – coloring and drawing. The color scheme every year is replenished with new options: from white brick to wild tile. The more print resembles the natural version, the better.

It is not enough to choose just painted in gray, white or beige material – need more accurate imitation. For example, under the brownstone – and this is already depends on the quality of the polymer layer.

Technological varieties of the professional leaf:

  • Ecosteel (Otherwise, Ecostall) – this is the coating, successfully imitating natural color and texture;
  • Printech – steel sheet with half a millimeter thick, having a two-sided galvanized, to which stepped layers (chrome, primer, offset photo printing, transparent protective acrylic layer);
  • Colority Print – the so-called polyester reservoir from 4 different shades, which is applied to several layers of offset printing, the drawing is clear and stable, as precisely imitating natural stone or brickwork.

It is very important to check whether products are true quality standards. The seller is obliged to present a certificate of conformity upon request of the buyer.


Dimensions depend on the purpose of sheets. If this is the material from which the fence will be made, its length will be 2 m. If the sheet material is required to adapt under the dimensions of a particular wall, you can find an option and in the constructionarket, and directly refer to the manufacturer. That is, to make a party of sheets according to individual sizes – quite common practice, but the price of a metal sheet, of course, will increase.

Standard width of the professional sheet with a stone masonry – 1100-1300 mm, more rare samples with a width of 845 mm and 1450 mm. The length of the material is usually standard, but if you search, you can find sheets of 500 mm and even sheets of 12000 mm.

Scope of application

Decorative colored metal leaf far from only the roof is able to serve long and high quality. There are typical methods of applying professional knots, there are rare, even author finds – for example, for interior decoration. It should describe the most sought-after cases.

For fences

Fences from the Stone proflist are usually constructed with solid, profile pipes are used as pillars as pillars. And thus it is possible to create an extremely accurate imitation of the fencing with supposedly natural facing. Other options for fences are less common, because to make them just as convincing, using the professionalist, it will be more difficult. Although the material occurs as one of the sections in the combination type fence. And it may be a fence of brick and material, imitating it.

If you want to connect brick and imitation, usually do this: Only support pillars are made from natural material, but the brick base is almost never found. The popular option is fences from the professionalist imitating wild stone.

Color palette, design help such designs look pretty interesting, although it may not be especially bright.

For gates and wickets

It is impossible to call such use of the professionalist common, but still there are such options. It is possible that the owners who have made a fence from the professionalist who have decided not to highlight the gate and wickets on this background, and how to merge the design together. The decision is not the most popular, but takes place. Sometimes they do, if you don’t want to attract unnecessary attention to the house, and the entrance center is a little masked under the general view of the fence.

For finishing the base

The covering of the foundation is the option of greater prevalence than the decision to make the gate from the professionalist. The basement is separated by plaster, or close the subfield of the house built on the screw piles. In the first situation, metal products will be a decorative finish layer with waterproofing, and insulation. Such a “sandwich” will warm the lower part of the house, reducing the heat loss that could go through the base.

If the professional sheet for the base is used in the structure on the screw piles, then, except for decoration, nothing and will not need. Professional owl will be consolidated exclusively on top, but from the bottom will have to preserve the gap of 20 cm, which will save from risky grounded powder and organizes underground ventilation.

For facing facades

Probably, it is easy to guess that the house-trimmed house – a very rare case. And it can be understood – the material is not a facade, such a skin will look short and will not be able to compete with natural materials. Only sometimes such projects are good: but this is taking into account the design of the house, the selection of the professional sheet (usually “shale” varieties).

If the material fits into the general project, does not enter into conflict with the surrounding landscape, and, most importantly, the owners themselves do not see any contradiction, the technical reasons do not use the material simply.

For balconies and loggias

Someone says it is ugly, not fashionable, and there is a lot of alternatives. But demand shows that the professionalist on the balcony does not exception from the rules. And even if you compare it with standard siding, he can win in this battle. This dispute is solved only by concrete examples: it all depends on the decorative qualities of the leaf itself – perhaps they will, indeed, will seem more interesting than the fed one siding. And, of course, it is important that such a balcony is not a “revolutionary” on a general background and somehow harmonized with space.

Tips for care

In some special care, the material does not need. It is created resistant to external influences, durable, and therefore it is constantly washing it or clean it in principle. But from time to time to do it. Because if, for example, put a fence from the proflist, and it does not touch it, afterwards to remove the accumulated pollution will be almost impossible. Mud particles will be taken into cracks, and to dig them from there – a big problem.

Here are the rules for the care of the design from the professionalist.

  • The contaminated surface of washing can be solely soft, warm soap solution. Use any abrasive is prohibited, since the deformation of a metal surface with a polymer layer will not make himself wait. Therefore, rags that will be immersed in a soap solution should be preferably cotton, soft.
  • If the possibility is, the care of the surface should be monthly. No need to thoroughly rub metal, enough standard wet cleaning, which will help remove the dirt that has not yet appeared in the surface. And also welcomes everybody care, when after winter, the design is washed out, cleared and in sparkling form meets spring.
  • You can use pulverizers. In one – water with soap solution, in the other – ordinary water, so much the first. If a large area has to be washed, this method will be faster and more efficient.
  • The professionalist washes well, if the pollution on it is fresh and few. The dirt has done to rub with the effort using the brushes of the rustic and the means of more powerful action – and this can not be done. Therefore, the principle is “better smaller, yes more often” will be the right leadership to action.

Inexpensive, affordable material with lots of colors and prints, convenient in the installation and reliable – such is a professional. Fences, garages, gates, roofing, base, balconies have changed their appearance more than once using imitation material. Decent choice!

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