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    Shingles in Thailand?

    Decided to take a spin around the 'mooban' and see what has going on. Right next to our 'mooban' is the up and coming new 'mooban'. Yes, the site is big but the houses in my opinion are similar to the US homes built in the 1960s. Same, same but a little different.

    Most of us have seen this style of Thai roofing. This small eave overlooks our master bedroom.



    Now on my journey this is what I saw.

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    I thought wtf? So I had to go closer and see. Yep, I was right. Regular old ashpalt shingles.

    The thought crossed my mind, I wonder how long this roof is going to last in Thailand.


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    Shingles in Thailand? and here's me thinking you were on about something else.

    Anyway, do you mean a tar roof covered in coloured grit? the same kind of roofing you get on old garage or school roofs in the 70's, [or now even] normally blue colour

    Quote Originally Posted by hillbilly View Post

    The thought crossed my mind, I wonder how long this roof is going to last in Thailand.
    Not very long considering its how the Thai's break into a house

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    Hmm. Not about herpes zoster virus then......

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    American speak: shingles is what goes on the roof.

    Yes, one can have shingles but seeing how this is the construction forum...

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    ^ fair point. Don't really pay that much attention to which forum things are in to be honest....

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillbilly
    I thought wtf? So I had to go closer and see. Yep, I was right. Regular old ashpalt shingles. The thought crossed my mind, I wonder how long this roof is going to last in Thailand.
    Quote Originally Posted by WujouMao
    Not very long considering its how the Thai's break into a house
    The ones I've seen built in my area are laid on plywood panels, with a waterproof membrane over the membrane and the shingles on top.
    They still get blown all over the place in strong storms, because the workers don't fasten them down properly though.

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    Good old shingles.

    Here we are, just had to re-train myself in posting photos.

    This isn't being built, this is after a huge storm.







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    traditional Thai houses use teak shingles

    those ones above look bloody ugly

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    Not only wind, hail, etc damages asphalt shingles but heat is hard on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    traditional Thai houses use teak shingles

    those ones above look bloody ugly
    Are those teak shingles? I don't think so, but as I am a newbie I may well be wrong.
    Does anyone can tell me how are wood shingles fastened? I am trying to imagine it, but I can't come to a conclusion... Maybe nailed? Or maybe fitted like roof tiles?

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    Must say like nid I had assumed that this was going to a continuation of the HB family health saga... gald that its not.

    I can see why they are using shingles, I mean those support posts look so thin they might have problems holding up tissue paper let alone the first floor and roof.

    Given the termite, the humidity and the kind of rain we get here, Im not convinced that a rood made of engineered wood sheet with these bits of tar paper? glued/staped to it is going to last a fraction of the time the buyers would expect the house to last.... and when it does go apart from steel sheet what other alternatives would the posts support?

    I am rather glad, Im not buying one. saying that thats a common feeling ive got from most developer builds I have seen recently in Thailand and the uk

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    The traditional Thai ignorance of inspection or maintenance will also be a death knell for these houses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazz
    Must say like nid I had assumed that this was going to a continuation of the HB family health saga... gald that its not.
    perhaps you missed the date of the posts?

    a newbie bumped it

    always good to see someone reads the old posts as they often have worthwhile info in them

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    I didn't notice the date, still it would be nice if HB could post some picture of the houses as they are 18 months later. It would be interesting to see how the roofs have lasted.

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