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Ask the Expert – Tile Loading & Installation

A recent “Ask the Expert” response by TRI President and Technical Director Rick Olson addressing concerns about tile loaded, but not installed. Question – “We have a buyer concerned about the time which the tile roof is loaded but not yet distributed. Is there a guideline? We don’t install the tile until the stucco and fascia paint is

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Ask the Expert – How to use the High Wind Tables

The high wind tables in the TRI Concrete & Clay Roof Tile Installation Guide can be intimidating at first glance. A recent “Ask the Expert” response by TRI President and Technical Director Rick Olson describes how to use the tables to determine fastening requirements. Question – “Oklahoma is considering going to a 115mph wind zone in November of this year.

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Snow in attic

Snow in the Attic?

Guest post by Brie Ries, Production Manager at Elite Roofing Colorado On March 23rd, 2016 the Denver metro area experienced a blizzard that dropped up to 27” of snow in some areas and shut the City down for 2 days. This storm produced sustained wind speeds of 30-45MPH and 2” of water for every 6” of

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Texas Hail USA Today

RICOWI to Investigate Hail Roof Damage in DFW Metroplex Area

The TRI is a long time sponsoring member of the Roofing Industry Committee on Weather Issues (RICOWI). The RICOWI organization provides valuable field investigation programs on both wind and hail events to better understand the actual performance of roof assemblies. RICOWI, Inc. has announced deployment of research teams to the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex

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Licensing in Texas?

RCAT Provides Training and Voluntary Licensing  As they say, everything is bigger in Texas. The homes are big, and roofing them is a challenge. Roof pitches are steep; spires and dramatic architectural details are common. And then there is the weather: heat like Phoenix, rain like Florida, high wind, occasional tornadoes, and hail the size of

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