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: www.crsmca.org

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:  JJensen@tileroofing.org  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:  JJensen@tileroofing.org  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

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… Read more

June 2016

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

April 2016

March 2016

“My First Roof was a 14th Century Castle”

Tile roofing perspective from Master Craftsman Martin Leska A true “European Trained Craftsman”, Martin Leska graduated with honors from a 4-year trade school. He moved to the United States in 1998 from the Czech Republic. His plan was to be a climbing Guide and ski instructor. He did that for… Read more

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,… Read more

Ask the Expert: “Can chlorine be used on tiles…”

Contractors are often asked about the best way to clean a tile roof.  Below is a recent question submitted through our “Ask the Expert” form and the response from TRI President and Technical Director Rick Olson. QUESTION “Our contractor suggests water blasting of tile roof to remove dirt and… Read more

Mansfield, TX – April 5, 2016 – Free Plant Tour & Overview of Installation, Products & Tools

CROWN Roof Tiles Texas Plant 2155 FM 1187 Mansfield, TX 76063 Tuesday, April 5, 2016 – 10:00am – Noon Download a Flyer Free Plant Tour & Overview of Installation, Products and Tools used with Tile Tile manufacturing plant tour Overview of the 2015 installation guide Product and tool demonstration To… Read more

February 2016

Ask the Expert: “Do the (fastener) guidelines in Tables 1A and 1B apply to the underlayment”

We had several “Ask the Expert” questions regarding underlayment fastening recently. Below are 2 questions from an attorney and responses from TRI President and Technical Director Rick Olson. QUESTION #1 “Do the guidelines in Tables 1A and 1B regarding “Attachment Type of Fasteners” that call for ¾ penetration… Read more
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