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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 24 requirements on a new project.

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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 cement on tile because in cold

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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. Efficient (read underpaid) husband and

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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 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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