Chicago-based Tile Roofing Institute has released Concrete and Clay Tile Installation Manual for Moderate Climate Regions following a July 2006 International
Chicago-based Tile Roofing Institute has released Concrete and Clay Tile Installation Manual for Moderate Climate Regions following a July 2006 International Code Council Evaluation Services approval. It was coproduced by TRI and the Western States Roofing Contractors Association, who assembled a task group to develop a single manual presenting the best installation practices, industry standards, and code requirements.
Like TRI’s installation manuals for Cold Weather and High Wind tile applications, the latest title targets a particular range of climatic and geographic conditions. Accordingly, minimum design recommendations with optional upgrades are indicated for installation of underlayment, flashings, fastening and related measures for weather-resistant roofing assemblies in moderate climates that may include occasional heavy storms or snow. In addition to lists of required tools, suggested materials, and roof tile classifications for new construction and reroofing, the manual features extensive tables and installation detail drawings, plus a glossary of terms.
Since approval by International Code Council Evaluation Services requires TRI producer members to declare that the manual will be part of their official written installation guide, an adoption date of Nov. 1, 2006, has been set to accommodate individual companies’ submission of new ICC reports. Among member companies indicating they will transition to the 2006 Moderate Climate Guide Û ICC-ES ESR 2015P are Eagle Roofing Products, Unicrete Roof Tile, Columbia Concrete Products, MonierLifetile, Hanson Roof Tile, and Westile. The guide is available to TRI members for $5.00 ($10 nonmembers). Û www.tileroofing.org; 312/644-4177