07 32 00 Roof Tiles

07 32 00 Roof Tiles


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3

Dimensions

8.5" x 11"

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Word Doc

Usage Limit

Unlimited Projects

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Roof Tiles

Use this CSI 3 part SimpleSpecs™ master specifications to specify clay or concrete roof tiles and underlayment.

 

This section includes clay and concrete roof tiles in various configurations and roofing underlayment. Both clay and concrete roof tiles have very long life expectancy.

 

Three grades of clay roofing tiles are available based on required frost resistance. Three types of both clay and concrete tiles are available, with each type designating the tile’s profile. Verify available types with specific manufacturers.

 

Both clay and concrete roof tiles are extremely heavy and require significant structure to support them. A professional engineer should be consulted to determine framing and sheathing requirements.

 

Underlayment requirements vary depending on roof slope, from a single layer of roofing felt to rubberized asphalt and synthetic. Similarly, valley construction varies depending on slope.

 

For information regarding selection and detailing of roof tiles refer to the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) Roofing Manual: Steep-Slope Roof Systems, available from NRCA at www.nrca.net.

 

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07 72 53 – Snow Guards 

 

Roof Tiles

       
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