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The Benefits of Wooden Lath for Building

Build buildings and houses requires many components. In addition to the foundation as the root of the building, the roof of the house is also an important part. In compiling the roof, several materials are needed, one of the materials is wooden battens that support the roof covering. The types of this material are also very diverse, usually the good ones are made from quality wood types, such as camphor wood, ironwood wood, bangkirai wood, and merbau wood. It would be even better if you use a waterproof wood, so that the battens are not easily weathered when exposed to water seepage.

Actually the benefits of wood battens are not too many but have very important uses:

  • The batten is useful for supporting the roof covering, which is the tile
  • The batten section is useful as a connection to the rafters
  • The batten is useful for strengthening the roof of the house

Wooden battens are usually only used for roof tiles. For other types of roofs such as asbestos and zinc do not use it. In the installation process, the batten must be properly installed and measured according to the size of the tile.

Not only battens, the roof truss consists of several elements: trusses, ridges, gording, rafters, battens, and roof coverings. The truss serves as the main support that accepts all the pressure on the roof truss and is attached directly to the body of the building. The ridge or beam is a structure that connects the trusses to one another. Gording is the main beam that serves to hold the structure above it. While the rafters function is a recipient of the load from the battens and roof cover that forwarded to the gording.

Sturdy Type of Wooden Lath
In choosing a good batten to support the roof cover, you must choose a type of batten made from strong and sturdy wood. There is no need to doubt the quality of teak wood because this wood has very good strength and resistance. But rarely people use this type of wood because it is considered too expensive. Usually people prefer to use other types of wood as an alternative.

Camphor wood is famous for its distinctive aroma, this aroma makes this wood less susceptible to wood pests. This type of batten is often found in the market and the price is quite affordable, not as expensive as teak. Then there is Bengkirai wood, which is a good quality local type of wood. Besides being used for battens, bangkirai wood also used for furniture and other building construction parts.

Coconut wood or known as glugu wood on Java island is a type of wood that is strong and sturdy. So do not be surprised if it is often used in heavy construction. Types of battens from coconut wood are easy to find in building stores and the price is also affordable. The next type of batten is from meranti wood that the most commonly used because it is cheap and easy to obtain. However, meranti wood needs special treatment to make it more durable, by giving it wood pest chemicals.