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Title:
ROOF COVERING
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2006/089552
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
An assembly for covering a roof against a wall including a profile element for being se cured on the roof and abutting the wall, possibly with an intermediate sealing means (13, 14). The profile element (6) has a substantially U-shaped cross-section including an upper leg (7) and a lower leg (8), which are adapted to be placed on the upper side and the lower side of the roof (4) respectively, along the edge which in a mounted state is closest to the wall (3), and a transverse part (10) extending inclined in relation to the legs (7, 8) and creating an angle of less than 90° in relation to the upper leg (7), that the edge area between the transverse part (10) and the upper leg (7) can be mounted closer to the wall (3) than the remaining part of the profile element (6). Furthermore, the assemblies for roof covering include a sealing strip (14) for placing between the upper leg (7) and the underlying roof (4), and the lower leg (8) of the profile element (6) is adapted to be secured to an underlying part (5) of the building supporting the roof (3).

Inventors:
NIELSEN ARNE HJORTHOEJ (DK)
Application Number:
PCT/DK2006/000107
Publication Date:
August 31, 2006
Filing Date:
February 23, 2006
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
ACO PLASTMO AS (DK)
NIELSEN ARNE HJORTHOEJ (DK)
International Classes:
E04F10/08
Foreign References:
US3084479A1963-04-09
US4285175A1981-08-25
US2539705A1951-01-30
US4411109A1983-10-25
US2542919A1951-02-20
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Chas, Hude A/s (H.C. Andersens Boulevard 33, Copenhagen V, DK-1780, DK)
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Claims:
Claims
1. Assembly for covering a roof against a wall (3), said assembly including a profile element (6) for being secured on the roof (4) and abutting the wall, possibly with an in termediate sealing means (13, 14), characterised in that the profile element (6) has a substantially Ushaped crosssection including an upper leg and a lower leg (7, 8), which are adapted to be placed on the upper side and the lower side of the roof (4) respectively, along the edge which in a mounted state is closest to the wall (3), and a transverse part (10) extending inclined in relation to the legs (7, 8) and creating an an gle of less than 90° in relation to the upper leg (7), that the edge area between the transverse part (10) and the upper leg (7) can be mounted closer to the wall (3) than the remaining part of the profile element (6), that the covering assembly includes a sealing strip (14) for placing between the upper leg (7) and the underlying roof (4), and that the lower leg (8) of the profile element is adapted to be secured to an underlying part (5) of the building supporting the roof (3).
2. Assembly according to claim 1 , characterised in that the upper leg (7) of the profile element (6) has a web (15) protruding in the direction of the lower leg (8) for at least partial covering of the sealing strip.
3. Assembly according to claim 1 or 2, characterised in that the edge area between the transverse part (10) and the upper leg (7) is formed of an inclined connecting body (11) extending between the transverse part (10) and the upper leg (7), and which is adapted to form an upwardly open groove together with the wall (3).
4. Assembly according to claim 1 , 2 or 3, characterised in that the lower leg (8) is longer than the upper leg (7) from a sectional view.
Description:
Title: Roof covering

Technical Field

The invention relates to an assembly for covering a roof against a wall, said assembly including a profile element for being secured on the roof and abutting the wall, possibly with an intermediate sealing means.

Background Art

It is known to effect roof covering between roof slabs adjoining a wall, where the roof slabs are e.g. on a carport roof and are made of trapezoid slabs adjoining a wall of a house. Such roof coverings include an L-shaped profile element, one leg of which is fastened with screws downwards through the roof slabs and down into an underlying lath. The second leg is fastened to the wall with screws above the roof, as the longitudinal free edge is made waterproof against the wall by means of an appropriate sealing means. A sealing strip can be placed between the leg screwed to the roof and the roof. At the side turning downwards towards the roof, said sealing strip has a profile corresponding to the profile of the roof slabs.

Brief Description of the Invention

The object of the invention is to provide an assembly for roof covering which can be mounted relatively easily, and which avoids securing in the wall and penetration of the roof slabs, and which can be manufactured and mounted easily at the same time.

This is obtained by the assembly according to the invention being characterised in that the profile element has a substantially U-shaped cross-section including an upper leg and a lower leg, which are adapted to be placed on the upper side and the lower side of the roof respectively, along the edge which in a mounted state is closest to the wall, and a transverse part extending inclined in relation to the legs and creating an angle of less than 90° in relation to the upper leg, that the edge area between the transverse part and the upper leg can be mounted closer to the wall than the remaining part of the profile element, that the covering assembly includes a sealing strip for placing between the upper leg and the underlying roof, and that the lower leg of the profile element is adapted to be secured to an underlying part of the building supporting the roof.

Said profile element is manufactured easily by means of extrusion and is mounted by means of securing to an underlying part of the building supporting the roof. This is appropriately done by means of nails which are hammered down into a lath, whereafter the roof slabs are placed by insertion between the two legs of the profile element while the sealing strip is mounted at the same time. The profile element is secured so that the edge area between the upper leg and the inclined part abuts the respective wall, and subsequently the split between the profile element and the wall is sealed by means of a sealing means.

According to the invention the upper leg of the profile element has a web protruding in the direction of the lower leg for at least partial covering of the sealing strip. Hereby a relatively fair securing of the sealing strip is ensured in the area between the roof slabs and the upper leg of the profile element.

According to the invention the edge area between the transverse part and the upper leg can be formed of an inclined connecting body extending between the transverse part and the upper leg, and which is adapted to form an upwardly open groove together with the wall thus enabling a particularly sound sealing between the profile element and the wall, said groove being suitable for absorbing and holding the sealing means while the free surface of the sealing means can be brushed off relatively smoothly at the same time.

Finally, from a sectional view, the lower leg of the profile element can appropriately be longer than the upper leg. Hereby the profile element can easily be fastened with nails or screws to an underlying lath through the freely protruding part of the lower leg.

Brief Description of the Drawing

The invention is explained in detail below with reference to the drawing, in which

Fig. 1 is a side view and partially a cross section of an assembly for roof covering abutting a wall according to the invention.

In the drawing, the roof covering according to the invention is indicated by means of the general reference numeral 1. It is shown in a mounted state between a roof 2 and a wall 3. The roof includes a number of roof slabs 4 mounted on a building by means of

a lath 5 extending substantially parallel to the wall, said building not being shown in detail. The assembly for covering the roof 2 is secured to the lath 5 prior to mounting the roof slabs 4. The assembly for covering the roof includes a substantially U-shaped profile element 6 including an upper leg 7 and a lower leg 8 extending substantially parallel hereto, and which is longer than the upper leg, so that the profile element 6 can easily be fastened to the lath by means of nails 9 hammered through the lower leg in the area protruding past the upper leg 7.

Between the upper leg 7 and the lower leg 8 the U-shaped profile element has a trans- verse part 10 creating an acute angle with the upper leg, an inclined connecting body 11 being placed between the transverse part 10 and the upper leg 7, said connecting body forming an obtuse angle with the upper leg 7. At an appropriate choice of angle of inclination the assembly for roof covering can be mounted so that the edge area 12 between the transverse part 10 and the connecting body 11 closely abuts the wall, while an upwardly open V-shaped groove is left between the connecting body 11 and the wall 3. Said groove is suitable for taking up an appropriate sealing means 13.

A sealing strip 14 preferably made of foam plastics is placed between the upper leg 7 of the assembly for covering the roof 1 and the roof slabs 4. Said strip is squeezed in place between the upper leg 7 and the upper side of the roof slabs 4 and is kept in this place by means of a web 15 protruding downwards in the direction of the roof slabs 4 on the free edge of the upper leg 7.

The profile element 6 is advantageously made of aluminium and can be manufactured by means of extrusion or folding of a thin aluminium plate.

The invention has been described with reference to a preferred embodiment. Many changes can be made without diverging from the idea of the invention. The angles between the transverse part 10 of the profile element 6 and the respective legs can for in- stance be adjusted according to the inclination of the respective roof slabs 4 in relation to the wall 3. Likewise the connecting body 11 can be shaped with other forms than the rectilinear course shown. Of course, the assembly for roof covering is also adjusted to the respective type of roof slabs 4, both with regard to the distance between the upper leg 7 and the lower leg 8 and the shape of the sealing strip 14 abutting the roof slabs 4.