Clay-Tile Roofing

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Roof Tile Fasteners for High-Wind Regions

When it comes to securing roof tiles, minimum code recommendations may not be good enough. A seasoned roofing contractor discusses the right and wrong ways to install roof tiles in high-wind and seismically active areas. More

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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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For What It's Worth

Fiberglass bulkhead, job-site camera, ceramic-coated roof tiles More

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Q&A: Flashing Tile Roofs

Q: What’s the best way to flash a skylight on a mission tile roof? More

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Leakproof Details for Shallow Roofs

Conventional steep-slope roofing materials can be made watertight even on low slopes. Here are some details and techniques that work. More

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After the Storm: Hard-Won Lessons

Coastal communities need stricter, clearer codes, better training of builders and inspectors, and better quality control, say the experts after a year of studying the most devastating storm in U.S. history. 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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For What It's Worth

Special Issue Focus: Innovative Materials More

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Roofing with Concrete Tile

As with all roofing, the quality of the installation determines the longevity of a concrete roof. A pro describes the critical details. More

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New Twists in Tiles, Shakes, & Shingles

NEB surveys the new species of concrete shakes, plastic slates, metal tiles, and other curious combinations that vie for upscale looks and modest price tags. More

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