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Here is me and my neighbor working on a roof. I love heights[:D]
Ya know, they have toilets for a reason. I wouldn't suggest doing your business on the roof.[xx(][:p][:D]

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Here is me and my neighbor working on a roof. I love heights[:D]
Ya know, they have toilets for a reason. I wouldn't suggest doing your business on the roof.[xx(][:p][:D]
How do you expect me to test the roof? [:p]

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Here is me and my neighbor working on a roof. I love heights[:D]
Ya know, they have toilets for a reason. I wouldn't suggest doing your business on the roof.[xx(][:p][:D]
How do you expect me to test the roof? [:p]
Good point. But is it just me or does the stuff seem to be flowing upward?


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What kind of roof do you currently have? It is possible that they current structure is not designed to handle the weight of the tile roof.
He brings up a good point - even though your walls are constructed of concrete blocks (CMU), if the reinforcement is not adequate, then tile roof is out of question. Hire a structural engineer to make sure the walls are constructed according to industry standards as stipulated by http://www.ncma.org/ and perform a probe if necessary. Even if the existing roof is already of tile, it's good to double check.

Typically horizontal reinforcements are found every other course (16" O.C.) and vertical every 36" to 48" O.C. but depending on which seismic zone you live in and which local code governs the construction, there are variables.

You will need additional rafters and perhaps purlins to take the extra weight of tiles if the existing roof is not tile. In any event, I would advise getting an opinion from a licensed professional engineer and not rely solely on contractor recommendation.




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Thank you for all the responses.

I was planning on using a light weight tile and also have been looking met tile (http://www.met-tile.com/) as an alternative. I live in Florida so I was looking for something that can withstand hurricanes. I plan on keeping the home for a long time that is why tile is appealing to me.

Right now the roof is just asphalt shingles, old and ready to come off.

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Nice innovative product. I think it will suit your needs.

As it is a metal roofing product and it will be used in Florida where sunlight is strong and ample, installation should allow for accommodating thermal expansion and contraction (movement) while remaining wind-resistant (secure anchoring) -- two requirements that contradict each other. Therefore, make sure points below are followed through.

1. As with all innovative materials and products, this product will require some level of specific installation detailing and technique. Consider getting local rep of this product on board early on in the project.

2. Have the rep work with you or the architect/engineer depending on how you have set up this project to be run. The rep should know about the product and will aid the architect in drawing up construction detail specific to this product, or he may directly advise contractors to install as per manufacturer's instructions

3. Make sure the contractor gets the specification (under Technical Library) either through architect or you, depending on how you are carrying out the project. Specifications will legally bind the contractors to follow manufacturer's installation instructions, when issued as a part of construction document.

4. Arrange for the local Met-Tile rep to make site visits during installation and have the rep observe installation - he/she will be able to see if the material is installed according to manufacturer's recommended method.


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One more thing (and pretty obvious point) I forgot:

Look for qualified installers (some manufacturers will give installers 'certified' or 'authorized' status to those who satisfactorily completed manufacturer's installation seminar).



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Thank you everybody!
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