Viking metal tile + photo and technical parameters
In the line of metal profiled roofs, the Viking metal tile, the photo of which is presented in the article, is considered an economy class coating. It is constantly used by private developers and small house building companies. The material is produced at the facilities of Metal Profile and is quite successfully sold out on the CIS market.
Naturally, the popularity and demand of the roofing type does not mean that thin-sheet metal tiles do not have disadvantages. There are just a lot of them, but most buyers and even professional specialists who use Viking metal tiles are ready to put up with them for the sake of an incredibly beautiful visual appearance of the coating.
If you do not go deep into technical parameters, then there are only two main advantages of the material:
If a simple metal tile with a smooth finish begins to quickly lose its luster due to sand and dust erosion, the Viking generally does not have this effect. First, the polyester coating is enhanced with additives and a special pulverized type of filler, which gives the material an easily recognizable rough surface texture.
Walking on the surface of metal shingles is not recommended, but the material is guaranteed to be able to withstand for a short time period while roofing repairs or maintenance are performed on the roof.
Secondly, the polymer coating itself for metal tiles and the technology for its application was developed by the chemical-technological branch of the Swedish concern AkzоNоbel. Taking into account the experience of the manufacturer in the production of this kind of coatings, the selection of a Metal-Profile contractor in the development of a metal roofing sheet can be safely called successful. Moreover, the Swedes were able to correctly plan the metal profile of the Viking tile. At the moment, this is the profile of "Monterey" and "Supermontere".
As a result, the roofing sheet became much more rigid without loss of metal thickness at the wave bend line.
But the disadvantages of the Swedish-Russian material for laying the roof are no less than the advantages, despite the fact that to create such a metal tile all the forces of the world's best specialists in the manufacture and design of roofing.
The most significant disadvantages (there are only two of them):
- Low-quality, thin metal with a high content of phosphorus and sulfur, quickly rusting on a house roof with stove heating.
- Small protection based on zinc undercoat. The thickness of the applied zinc coating is approximately 40% less than that of Finnish-made Ruuki roof tiles.
In order to compensate for the vulnerability of the metal base, the Metal Profile plant will increase the thickness of the polymer protection from the standard 25 microns for the Russian market to 35 microns. The manufacturer issues a quality certificate for metal shingles and gives a guarantee against through-type corrosion for about 10 years of operation.
To maintain the reputation of the brand, the manufacturer has released a more advanced model of metal tiles on the market. A new version of the Viking metal tile is presented with an E prefix. Such a roofing material is 40% more expensive.
Together 360 rubles for the old material, new and improved "E" will cost 485 rubles per square meter.
The Viking E uses a 35 micron polymer type of coating made of a mixture of polyurethane and polyester, which is modified with polypropylene condensate wax. The height of the surface roughness is higher than that of previous models, as the new metal roof tiles have become truly insensitive to snow and sand. But the main difference lies in the parameters of the material structure.
The main characteristics of the old model and the new material "E" are given in the table.
Even a superficial acquaintance with the parameters of two types of metal tiles makes it possible to conclude that the Metal-Profile plant eventually began to produce a roof covering that really meets all international standards:
Thanks to a major conversion, the life expectancy before pitting corrosion is extended from 10 years to 30 years. You don't need to be a big economist to consider how much E metal roof tiles are more profitable than a simple Viking.
The most common Viking comes in 7 most popular colors, which are traditionally used for metal tile roofs. It is chocolate brown or just brown, red brown, wine red, bottle green, black and gray. Metal tiles with modification "E" are painted in burgundy red, brown, gray, dark green, as well as in the shade of "wet asphalt".
Transportation, as well as loading and unloading operations are considered one of the most problematic aspects of handling roofing materials. Viking shingles, as a real representative of the economy class with a relatively weak polymer coating, will require special transportation conditions:
- Packing of sheets should be placed on pallets or wooden frames, bandaging is carried out with tape or polypropylene belts. It is forbidden to install packages in the body correctly, in more than one row.
- When unloading metal tiles, the sheets must be trimmed from the pack in a double movement - to the side and upwards at the same time. So the web of material will be at a safe distance from the pack without the risk of scratching the back or outer layer of the coating.
It is required to store the tiles under a canopy or indoors, placing the sheet on wood supports. In no case should you allow contact with the ground or concrete floor, drag the first sheet on the surface of the second.
Viking metal tile coverings are durable. The installation work of metal roofing is carried out in the same way as many models of metal tiles. After checking the quality of the lathing along the eaves, you need to pull the starter cord for marking, it helps to align the first row of metal tiles.
Due to the fact that the polymer coating of the sheets is weak, they are lifted onto the roof one at a time, and each sheet is laid with an overlap and sewn onto the crate by means of self-tapping screws that are screwed along the depression of the surface. After assembling the coating as a whole on the slopes, it is required to install additional cornice elements, gables and a ridge. Lastly, a seal is placed under the ridge-type pad, and ventilation nozzles must be installed on the slopes.
We offer to consider the reviews about the Viking metal tile.
Lakronin Sergey Ivanovich, 40 years old, Kazan: "My first experience of working with metal tiles was Viking, I brought material from Moscow and laid it myself.
This is really an excellent roofing material, but it is difficult to install, since we constantly have to align the edges. For 11 years there is not a single problem, however, I had to repaint everything a couple of times, and then replace the apron around the chimney, because it rusted to holes. "
Klimenko Dmitry Alexandrovich, 52 years old, g.Tula: "They covered my bathhouse with such metal tiles as Viking, and most likely in vain, because everything rusts because of the climate. I wanted to re-order another, that is, imported, but the craftsmen dissuaded, they said it would be the same.
My brother has a house. from mine at a distance of 45 km, has been under Viking for more than 10 years, and there are no problems. "
Barabenko Viktor Moiseevich, 45 years old, Moscow: "There are many different tiles in the capital, so I decided to go to the factory, talked to the workers, and they said that this material is better than imported. the place I was shown the sheets, they indicated that it is worth paying attention to. At the Viking dacha I have a third year, I can not say anything bad.
The only trouble was the pigeons, since the birds leave stains on the surface of the material, and it is necessary to wash it off from the hose, since from droppings to holes, and the material will not be changed under warranty. "
Viking metal tiles are a real representative of the economy class of inexpensive coatings with average performance characteristics and excellent decorative qualities. In the Viking E variety, in terms of parameters, it can be attributed to the premium class, and therefore, in fact, these are two completely different roofing materials.
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