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RE: Tile roof
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.