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The largest (6000 m²)wooden shingle roofin Europe: Zakopane, Poland
The largest (6000 m²)
wooden shingle roof
in Europe: Zakopane, Poland

Roof shingles are a roof covering consisting of individual overlapping elements. These elements are normally flat rectangular shapes that are laid in rows without the side edges overlapping, a double layer is used to ensure a waterproof result. Shingles are laid from the bottom edge of the roof up, with the bottom edge of each row overlapping the previous row by about half its length. At the roof ridge there was a cap consisting of copper or lead sheeting which has been substituted by shingles with a PVC underlay. Image File history File links The largest wooden shingle roof (6000 m²) in Europe: Zakopane, Poland Author: Jadwiga File links The following pages link to this file: Tile ... Image File history File links The largest wooden shingle roof (6000 m²) in Europe: Zakopane, Poland Author: Jadwiga File links The following pages link to this file: Tile ... Zakopane - view from Gubałówka Hill over Zakopane (Tatra mountains in background) Zakopane - Gubałówka Hill Funicular entrance Zakopane - Gubałówka Hill Funicular Zakopane - Gubałówka Hill ski run Zakopane - Gubałówka Hill a nursery ski run Zakopane (pronounce: [zakopanε]) is a town in southern Poland with approximately 28...


Shingles have been made of various materials such as wood shingle, slate shingle, asbestos-cement, bitumen-soaked paper covered with aggregate (asphalt shingle) or ceramic. Due to increased fire hazard, wood shingles and paper-based asphalt shingles have become less common than fiberglass-based asphalt shingles. In the United States, fiberglass-based asphalt shingles are by far the most common roofing material used for residential roofing applications. Trunks A tree trunk as found at the Veluwe, The Netherlands Wood is a solid material derived from woody plants, notably trees but also shrubs. ... Slate Thick slate fragment Slate roof Slate is a fine-grained, homogeneous, metamorphic rock derived from an original shale-type sedimentary rock composed of clay or volcanic ash through low grade regional metamorphism. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Bitumen is a mixture of organic liquids that are highly viscous, black, sticky, entirely soluble in carbon disulfide, and composed primarily of highly condensed polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. ... A Asphalt Shingle is a type of roof shingle. ... Fixed Partial Denture, or Bridge The word ceramic is derived from the Greek word κεραμικός (keramikos). ...


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Roof shingle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (128 words)
Shingles have been made of variouse materials such as wood (wood shingle), bitumen-soaked paper covered with aggregate (asphalt shingle) or ceramic.
Shingles are laid from the bottom edge of the roof up, each row overlapping the previous one by about half its length.
Roofing slate is applied in a similar pattern, and is sometimes called 'slate shingle'.
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