Features of dismantling slate

Over time, roofing may require a replacement or repair. And sometimes residents at home just appear desire to change the appearance of the building. The first thing to start in this situation is to remove slate. It is necessary to do this correctly, so as not to damage the rolled roof, the crate, other elements, and the slate itself, which, if necessary, can be used in the future for economic needs.

Security measures

As with any construction work, when dismantling slate, security equipment should be followed. Consider the highlights that are worth taken into account.

First of all, it is impossible to carry out work in rainy weather. In addition to the danger, which is the wet coating itself, lichen growing on it, in a wet state can also be sufficiently slippery. Therefore, during work, the roof must be absolutely dry. This will be minimized by the risk of injury.

Before starting the roof dismantling, it is necessary to check its reliability. The design should be strong enough so as not to fall under the weight of people who are on it.

It follows in dense clothing, gloves and respirator, as well as in a convenient non-slip shoe.

When a series of slate sheets will be removed, it will also be necessary to dismantle the waterproofing material so that it does not make it difficult to move on the crate. Walking around the roof is needed using ladders that have special hooks to fasten the roof. With their help, weight is distributed more evenly even on a larger surface. So old slate will not break.

It is recommended to use the safety cables that will be able to protect against injuries at a random fall. They should also hook for the horse. In addition, the Schifer Schifer area should be enhanced. It is important to ensure that there are no people during the dismantling process. The weight of the slate sheet is about 20 kilograms, and its fall per person can lead to serious consequences.

Technology without preserving sheets

For greater efficiency, it is recommended to disassemble not alone. The optimal will be the presence of two or three workers. However, in the absence of assistants, you can cope with your own.

The easiest way to get rid of the old coating, if it is spoiled and unsuitable for operation. In this case, there is no need to save the materials themselves. Usually slate is fixed with nails. It means to remove it, there will be enough ladder, ladder, nail, hammer and knife, which can be cut off waterproofing materials.

Starting work follows from the top and upper row of slate sheets. A nail holder is pulling fasteners on which the horse is held. Sheets are usually laid with the allen on the neighboring, and they should be removed from the very last.

Since the preservation of slate sheets in general is irrelevant to remove the sheet, you can simply drive a hammer over a nail hat. It will help you drive it into a wooden foundation.

Slate itself, with such actions, breaks through, and it becomes easy to remove both entirely and on separate broken elements. After that, you need to remove fasteners from the crate and continue working on the same principle.

Technology with preservation of sheets

If a solution is made that slate leaves need to be saved without damage for further use, dismantling technology will differ from the previous version. Here is needed accuracy.

First also need to remove the ski element. After that, slate is removed, but in order opposite to the previous one, that is, from the bottom of the roof. Nails need to be removed very careful not to spoil the material. After slate free from fasteners, you need to lower it to the ground, holding it carefully. In order not to harm the material, when pulling nails, you need to use a small board, which is led by the heel of the nail.

If the slate is fixed on the screw, they need to be carefully unscrewed. This method is much easier than the previous one, but it only fits dismantling relatively new roofs. If the installation was carried out using grown nails, it should be borne in mind that it is almost impossible to remove them without damaging the material. In this case, the only way – cut off or bite off the hat.

Removing material

Alone to carry out this procedure is not easy. The optimal option is to carry out work with the participation of three people.

In this case, the task of the first of which will dismantle the fasteners. At the same time, a person should either stand on the crate, not covered with slate sheets, or on the stairs.

The location of the second should be on the skate or not far from it. This assistant will hold the slate leaf, fasten it with a rope and maximize gently drop down.

The third person must stand close to the roof. His task is to take a closer leaf, untie the rope from it and carry in a pre-organized place.

If there are no helpers, independent work is recommended to start below. The extreme element must be released from fasteners and carefully freeze out of the other sheet. In this case, it is not very convenient to lower materials using a rope. A more efficient solution will be setting several long boards between the ground and the roof eaves. On them will be easier to drop sheets due to the fact that they will start leaving each other. It will not be necessary to take each sheet separately.

The start of the descent is better to close with any soft material. This will prevent the splitting of slate sheets when descent.

About how to dismantle slate, look in the following video.

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