Clay and Concrete Tile

JLC Field Guide: Clay and Concrete Tile

Concrete and clay tiles are popular roofing materials in hot climates. But tile can provide a durable roof in any climate zone, provided steps are taken to deal with the prevailing conditions. 

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Clay and Concrete Tile Featured Articles

Roofing With Tile
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Roofing With Tile

Roof tile can be adapted to nearly any environmental condition and climate zone.... More

Reroofing With Concrete Tile
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Reroofing With Concrete Tile

Double-layer asphalt felt underlayment, sealeddown flashing systems, and firm tile... More

Roofing With Tile
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Roofing With Tile

Roof tile can be adapted to nearly any environmental condition and climate zone.... More

Do Synthetic Underlayments Make for Better Roofs?
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Do Synthetic Underlayments Make for Better Roofs?

While some old pros are sticking with organic felts because they're low-priced and... More

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Alternative Roofing Materials

Plastic, metal and fiber-cement shingles and panels make for durable, fire-resistant roofs — without sacrificing good looks. More

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Clay and Concrete Tile Instruction Articles

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Q&A: Venting Shed Roofs

Q: I want to vent an existing shed roof that intersects a vertical wall at the ridge. Because this roof is at the front of the house, I don’t want to place any visible vents in the roof. Is there an inconspicuous ridge vent available that can be insta More

Q&A: Heavy Roof Loads From Tile
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Q&A: Heavy Roof Loads From Tile

Q: We are designing a house with heavy clay roofing tiles (which weigh about 800... More

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Q&A: Concrete Tile on Shallow Roofs

Q: We are getting a lot of jobs with Mansard-type roofs. The roof covering is concrete tile, but much of the roof has a slope of only 2:12. What precautions should we take? More

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Inspecting Sloped Roofs

A leading home inspector tells you how to identify and diagnose problems on asphalt, slate, wood, and tile roofs. More

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Flashing Primer

Flashing is the weak link in any roofing system. Here are tips and techniques for getting it right with slate, wood, asphalt, and clay roofing. More

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