Ask the Expert – Underlayment and Re-roofing

We have had a few Ask the Expert questions about underlayment. Here is an example and the response from TRI President and Technical Director, Rick Olson: QUESTION If the underlayment is not deteriorated or buckled can you go over it with new underlayment?   RESPONSE A good question. Without seeing… Read more

Building and Roofing Boom Firing On All Cylinders

A growing economy, increased demand for housing, low interest rates and a hurricane season that devastated areas of Florida and Texas. All are making 2018 one of the busiest ever for tile roofing contractors and installers. Hurricane Irma struck South Florida with Marco Island seemingly the primary target. Hurricane Harvey… Read more

TRI Certification and Membership

“I joined TRI, will I be listed in the Contractor Search?” Below is a description of the two listings that we offer on our website, with an explanation of how they are separate but related. TRI Contractor Search The TRI “Find a Contractor” page allows website visitors to search… Read more

March 2018

January 2018

Assembly Line in Eastmark, Arizona

Eastmark is a 3,200 acre master-planned community East of Phoenix, AZ. With 15,000 homes planned, 2,500 are either complete, being built or in the permit process. America Roofing, (Phoenix/Tucson) is putting tile on all of them. It’s an impressive site: semi loads of tile warehoused on dead end streets, waiting… Read more

November 2017

Hurricane Season Comes to a Close…After Harvey & Irma

The 2017 Hurricane Season comes to a close at the end of November. The Caribbean was hit hard and full recovery in some areas will take years. On the US mainland Hurricanes Harvey and Irma left their mark. Roofing contractors are still scrambling to meet the demand for repairs and… Read more

Quality Roofing in a Challenging Environment

What would the resume of someone with a “PHD in Roofing” look like? Probably a lot like the path Dan Rutkowski, Owner of DDR Roofing in Daytona Beach, Florida has taken. After earning a B. A. in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida, Dan went to work for… Read more

Orlando, FL – Jan 21-24, 2018 – “Inspecting a Tile Roof” Seminar at ASHI Inspection World

The Tile Roofing Institute will be presenting at  in Orlando, Florida this year, January 21st – 24th.  InspectionWorld® is the American Society of Home Inspectors’ (ASHI’s) annual meeting and the largest education conference and expo of the year for home inspectors. The TRI seminar is titled “Inspecting a Tile Roof  & Florida… Read more

September 2017

The Tile Roofing Institute Supports Florida Roofing Contractors

Eugene, OR – TRI President, Rick Olson, announces that the Tile Roofing Institute (TRI) joins with the Florida Roofing Contractors Association (FRSA) in encouraging Florida homeowners to hire only Florida licensed and insured roofing contractors for upcoming storm damage repairs.

Orlando, FL – June 22-24, 2017 – FRSA Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Expo

The Tile Roofing Institute will be participating in the FRSA 95th Annual Convention and Florida Roofing Expo at theHyatt Regency Orlando & Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL  – June 22-24, 2017. For more information about the event go to:

February 2017

Tile Roofing Meets Extreme Requirements

Many people know that tile blends into a natural setting, is energy efficient, resists UV degradation and can be installed to resist high winds. Cactus, deserts and warm oceans are common backdrops in marketing brochures. But what if your roof covering is required to do all that and handle snow,… Read more

Greenville, SC – Jan. 31- Feb 2, 2017 – Carolinas Mid-Winter Roofing Expo

The Tile Roofing Institute will be participating in the Carolinas Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association (CRSMCA) Mid-Winter Expo at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Greenville, SC – January 31 – February 2, 2017. For more information about the event go to:

Las Vegas, NV – January 25, 2017 – “Inspecting a Tile Roof – What You Can See and What You Can’t”

Inspection World – Las Vegas, NV January 25th at 8am: Specialty Track The Tile Roofing Training at the American Society Of Home Inspectors (ASHI) “Inspection World” Conference in Las Vegas will have something new. If you need to access the surface of a tile roof, do you know how to walk… Read more

Ask the Expert – Roof Protection with Tiles & Underlayment

Sometimes Ask the Expert questions are about specific details. In this case the question has to do with an opinion that is often expressed, but isn’t necessarily accurate. See below for the response from TRI President and Technical Director, Rick Olson: QUESTION Recently during Hurricane Matthew a few of my… Read more

October 2016

Ask the Expert – Title 24 and Tile Fastening

Sometimes Ask the Expert questions are simple installation details; others are much more technical in nature. Changing requirements and energy codes can create challenges. Here’s an example and the response from TRI President and Technical Director, Rick Olson: QUESTION I have a contractor who is trying to meet Title 24Read more

Corona, CA – November 4, 2016 – Free Training 8am-12:30pm

Friday, November 4, 2016 8:00am – 12:30 PM Free Training Lunch will be provided at 12:30 MCA Tile 1985 Sampson Ave. Corona, CA 92879 DOWNLOAD CORONA EVENT SCHEDULE Free, RSVP Requested:  RSVP early to save your spot! This presentation will provide information of value to anyone in the Tile Roofing… Read more

Corona, CA – November 2, 2016 – Free Training 1-5pm Seminar

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 1:00 – 5:00 PM Free Seminar Ayres Inn Corona East 2260 Griffin Way Corona, CA 92879 Hotel Phone: 951-734-2140 DOWNLOAD CORONA EVENT SCHEDULE RSVP Requested:  RSVP early to save your spot! This seminar is for Contractors, Superintendents, Sales, Builders. Agenda, Topics and Speakers: 1:00 Read more

Ask the Expert – Repairing a Tile Roof

A recent “Ask the Expert” questions and response by TRI President and Technical Director Rick Olson, addressing a question about repairing a tile roof. QUESTION We are repairing our roof and I had two estimators. One said that he has to put cement on every tile. The other said no… Read more

September 2016

Strength, Quality & Culture in the Tile Roofing Industry

Roofing is an industry of strong people. Every roofing business that can survive boom and bust economic cycles, weather anomalies and the daily grind of a physically challenging and competitive trade can be admired. Traits that contribute to stability: Rugged, seasoned individuals who started as their own foreman and salesperson.… Read more
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