General Roof Installation
Disclaimer – The following information is not to be treated as installation instructions or guidance, rather the following particulars are intended for general informational purposes only.
Elevated batten system
All roof systems are installed based on the elevated batten & breathable roof system theory.
Specifically, an elevated batten roof system is best at preventing water or moisture from remaining on the roof – water is allowed to escape the roof area much faster with uniformity.
The continuous flowing air space created between the underside of the roof tiles and the roof deck acts to keep the area dry with far less risk of mold build up while the air is also acting as a home and roof insulator adding to home energy-saving costs. See Cool Roof.
By allowing the roof to breathe and vent and the home to be insulated, the life expectancy of a roof system is greatly prolonged.
Caution; non – elevated roof batten systems restrict roof ventilation and airflow and trap water and moisture in between the roof deck and the underside of the roof. Not Cool!
Tile Roofing Industry Alliance of North America
Following are ASTM International standards for concrete roof tiles:C1492-03(2016), Standard Specification for Concrete Roof Tile.
Information about this standard is available at www.astm.org/c1492-03r16.html
CAN/CSA-A220 SERIES-06 (R2016), Concrete Roof Tiles consists of two standards:
CSA A220.0, Performance of concrete roof tiles and
CSA A220.1, Installation of concrete roof tiles.
See www.csagroup.org/store/product/2418458 for further information.
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