Fred Martin

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. In this article we’ll focus on two of the most challenging environments for tile: high-wind and cold-climate regions.

In high-wind zones, there are two primary issues to solve. The first is to keep wind-driven rain out; success here depends on the waterproofing system beneath the tile. The second is to prevent tiles from either getting smashed by wind-borne projectiles or being lifted by high winds and becoming projectiles themselves. Success here depends on...

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