Concrete Tile Roofing

Close-up of a concrete tile roof.

Concrete barrel tile.

Useful Links:

1. General: For an informative general article about various roof systems, see this page at the Whole Building Design Guide site, which is maintained by the National Institute of Building Sciences.

2. General: "Concrete Roofing Tiles in the United States" is a short article from 1985 which provides a history and basic manufacturing and installation information. (Note that the second and third pages are transposed). Made available by the National Roofing Contractors Association.

3. Inspection of tile roofs: "Mastering Roof Inspections: Tile Roofs, Part 1" at the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors' website is worth taking a look at. This tile roof inspection guide has five more parts, which can be accessed from this page.

4. SafetySee this Material Safety Data Sheet for health and safety information about concrete roof tile at the Hanson Building Products websiteThis is only an example and other products and brands may be different.

5. TechnicalTile roof installation guides, with construction details that show what's going on in a tile roof system, are available at the Tile Roofing Institute's website. 

6. TechnicalSee this Product Data Sheet for the technical characteristics of concrete roof tile at the Eagle Roofing Products websiteThis is only an example and other products and brands may be different.

7. A list of roof tile manufacturers can be seen here.