Tile roofing is designed mainly to keep out rain, and is traditionally made from locally available materials such as clay or slate. Modern materials such as concrete and plastic are also used and some clay tiles have a waterproof glaze.
Tile roofing is ‘hung’ from the framework of a roof by fixing them with nails. The tiles are usually hung in parallel rows, with each row overlapping the row below it to exclude rainwater and to cover the nails that hold the row below. There are also roof tiles for special positions, particularly where the planes of the several pitches meet. They include ridge, hip and valley tiles. These can either be bedded and pointed in cement mortar or mechanically fixed.
There are two common types of tile roofing systems. They are concrete tile or clay tile. Concrete tile shapes are most commonly referred to as Small Barrel, Large Barrel and Flat tile. Clay tile shapes are most commonly referred to as “S” tile, Barrel tile and Flat tile.
Concrete Tile Roofing by:
Clay Tile Roofing by:
- Claymex US Tile
- Specialty/Salvaged Tile and Slate by:
- The Roof Tile & Slate Company
Contact Detroit Roofing Consultants today for your tile roofing needs!