By Rick Olson, TRI President & Technical Director
The Tile Roofing Industry Technical Committee continues to evaluate the performance of the roofing assembly after the recent storms in Florida. Even though many of the events did not reach hurricane level, there were tornado, heavy rain, and tropical storm wind events that provided the opportunity for us to continue to understand the performance of steep slope applications.
The technical committee is reviewing all of the industry-based technical bulletins on our website to identify new ones or make revisions to our existing ones that we can make. Our goal is to have this completed by January 2024, and we welcome input or feedback from our members.
We continue to monitor the energy initiatives on the California legislative floor that continue to push towards white roof only options for steep slope. We are partnering with ARMA (Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association) on this initiative.
The committee also continues to provide the table for discussions with the Solar industry to help create industry-based resources for proper training and installation guidelines.
Our Field Heat Study program moves forward with the installation of our first climate station which will be located in Rialto, California. Once online, we will be expanding to the other 9 climate zones.
For more information on the activities of the TRI Alliance, please visit us at www.tileroofing.org