Flashing, underlayment and fastening details are not very interesting, but are the key to the longevity of your tile roof. A tile roof is not waterproof, only weather proof. The key to water proofing is what’s underneath. These systems must be installed using quality materials and experienced mechanics. If a hundred year roof is installed, it should be installed over materials that will also last one hundred years.
This means copper or stainless steel flashing and fasteners. Underlayment specifications should be those that best fit your area and climate.
We have removed tile on many structures built at the turn-of-century, only to replace the underlayment and certain areas of the flashing and then reinstalling the same tile. These roofs are good for another 100 years. No matter how good or expensive the tile, it is only as good as what is underneath.
THE KEY TO YOUR TILE ROOF IS NOT THE TILE, BUT THE QUALITY OF THE INSTALLATION!
Standard Weight Tile MonierLifetile offers an array of Standard Weight products ideal for both new construction and reroof projects in all geographic areas. For reroofing applications using standard weight tile, a structural engineer should be consulted to determine if any structural reinforcement of the roof supports is necessary.
The Roof Tile and Slate Company is on of the largest clay tile and genuine slate distributors in the country. Our extensive inventory provides the customer with immediate availability on most product.
Available in a wide variety of design-inspired colors and profiles that can enhance any exterior style, Hanson concrete roof tile is beautiful, durable and safe. Hanson Roof Tile is virtually maintenance-free, structurally superior and lasts longer than other traditional roofing materials.
Tile roofing is also Class A fire rated the highest fire-resistant rating available. A roof is one of the most important aspects of the home. Properly installed, concrete roof tile remains the only roofing material proven to withstand wind speeds in excess of 125 miles per hour. Tile roofs are also your most cost-effective and energy-efficient material choice, with better insulating properties than other material choices. Hanson Roof Tile is even environmentally friendly manufactured from sand, cement and water.