Installation guidance for tile roofing contractors, the latest code requirements and their impact, and recommendations for flashings, underlayments, adhesives and more.

Tile Replacement Considerations For Tile Roofs

April 6, 2021

#2021-02 Damage from weather related storms, installation or other impact events can potentially break a roofing tile resulting in the need for a tile repair or replacement. Perform due diligence of the viable options when locating a replacement tile. While most concrete and clay tiles in the market are still in production, some may no longer be manufactured. Read more

Evaluation Of Roofs After High Wind Events

April 6, 2021

#2021-01 This Technical Bulletin is provided to address some misconceptions about concrete and clay roofing tile roofs when inspected, repaired or assessed as a result of a high wind event. Read more.

Obsolete Concrete Roof Tiles Formerly Produced in Florida

December 1, 2020

#2020-03 In response to the vast number of inquiries from industry professionals, please note the following list of concrete roof tiles that have been produced in or shipped to Florida over the past several decades.  The following roof tiles are obsolete and do not interlock with the profiles currently offered by our existing member roof tile manufacturers. Identifying marks on the back of each tile may include Pioneer, Currier, Entegra, Wallin, Pioneer, Bender and/or Hanson.

Florida High Wind Concrete and Clay Tile Installation Guide – 6th Edition Industry Adoption

December 1, 2020

#2020-02 The Tile Roofing Industry Alliance (TRIA), formerly the Tile Roofing Institute (TRI) has recently received the formal code approval on our TRI/FRSA 6th edition of the Florida High Wind Concrete And Clay Tile Installation Guide – 6th Edition. It has been reviewed by the Florida Building Code and has been adopted as part of the new building codes that take effect on 12/31/2020.

Installation of Compromised Roof Tiles and the Tile Roofing Contractor’s Responsibilities

June 22, 2020

#2020-01 – There are several factors that are the responsibility of the tile roofing contractor to help reduce or eliminate the installation of compromised concrete and clay roofing tiles.

Hip and Ridge Mortar Generated Surface Efflorescence

June 20, 2019

#2019-01 – The use of mortar for the attachment and weather blocking of hip and ridge tiles is a code approved option for tile installations. When mortar is used as a component, either for fastening or weather blocking, there is the opportunity for hip and ridge mortar generated efflorescence to occur on the surface of the underlying roof tiles.

REVISED Obsolete Concrete Roof Tiles Formerly Produced in Florida

October 9, 2017

REVISED October 9, 2017 – In response to the vast amount of hurricane damage related inquiries from industry professionals, please note the following list of concrete roof tiles that have been produced in or shipped to Florida over the past several decades.

Letter to TRI Members re: Banding of Roof Loaded Tiles During Wind Events

September 6, 2017

September 6, 2017 – As the tile industry we are being asked to comment on the practice of banding of tiles on roofs during a wind event. The following information will help provide some guidance for the roofing contractor or local building official to consider.

Recommendations of Flashings at Tile Penetrations

June 3, 2016

#2016-001 – When existing concrete and clay tiles roof systems are altered for the installation of roof accessories, there is confusion in the solar community as to what flashings may be required with tile roofs. It is critical to the long-term performance of a tile roof system that all penetrations or disruptions to then field tiles receive the appropriate deck/underlayment flashing at the penetration, and tile flashings, to ensure uninterrupted water flow on the surface of the roof system, with the secondary protection at the deck/underlayment level in case the tile or tile flashing is breached. The attachment of any accessory directly to an individual tile or tiles is prohibited.

A Summary of Studies on Seismic Safety of Roof Tile

May 23, 2014

Available for PDF purchase and download at this link. You may also print the associated tech bulletin via the link below. $10 purchase price.

Walkability on Concrete and Clay Roof Tiles

February 12, 2014

#2014-02 – How to walk on a tile roof and avoid breaking tile.

Concrete Tile Roofs, PCA Technical Brief No. 16

February 4, 2014

Efflorescence on Roofing Tiles

January 2, 2014

#2014-01 – Efflorescence is a temporary surface discoloration common to all concrete based building materials including concrete roof tiles. It is superficial and in no way detrimental to the overall quality, structural integrity, or functional properties of the tile.

Summary of Changes to the 5th Edition FRSA/TRI Florida High Wind Concrete and Clay Installation Manual

April 20, 2012

#2015-01 – The effective date of the new 2012 Florida Building Code (FBC) will be June 30, 2015. Permits issued after this date will need to comply with the new requirements of the code and our FRSA/TRI 5th Edition Florida High Wind Concrete and Clay Installation Manual (Dated April 2012).

“Original State” of Concrete / Clay Roof Tile Being Shipped from a Manufacturing Facility

May 20, 2011

2011-05

Hail Damage Is Not Indicative of a “Manufacturer’s Defect”

June 20, 2010

Solar Panels

January 10, 2008

2008-01

Permissible Tile Head Lap for Tile Installations on Sealed Underlayment Systems of Application

February 4, 2006

2006-001

Adoption Date for 2006 Moderate Climate Installation Guide

February 4, 2006

2006-002

Weather Blocking of Hips, Ridges and Headwalls

July 4, 2001

01-701

Direct Deck Nailing

March 4, 1999

99-003

Base Flashings

February 4, 1999

99-001

Chipped Tile

February 4, 1999

99-002

Weather Blocking for High Profile Tile

February 4, 1998

98-001

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