Recent hurricanes and earthquakes, as
destructive as they were, have created
ideal conditions for studying roof tile attachment
systems. Since we work on tile roofs in
an area subject to both earthquakes and high
winds, we have to know what the codes
require — and what works. We've learned
that when it comes to tile roofing, the minimum
building code requirements don't always
survive the maximum stresses these roofs face.
We've repaired and replaced wind-damaged
century-old Spanish clay tile roofs as well as
new clay and concrete tiles installed with
exacting fastening specifications. In every
case, design problems and poor workmanship
were the main reasons for tile roof failures.
Why Tile Roofs?
Clay and concrete tile roofs