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ROOFING INSPECTION & REPAIR
AMERICAN CEMWOOD ROOFING
BEST ROOFING PRACTICES
BUILT UP ROOFS
CATHEDRAL CEILING VENTILATION
CERTIFICATIONS for ROOFING CONTRACTORS
CHIMNEY FLASHING Mistakes & Leaks
COLD WEATHER ROOF TROUBLE
DECKS, ROOFTOP CONSTRUCTION
EPDM, RUBBER, PVC ROOFING
EXTRACTIVE BLEEDING on SHINGLES
FIRE RETARDANT PLYWOOD
FLASHING on BUILDINGS
FLAT ROOF MOISTURE & CONDENSATION
Green House or Solarium Roof Leaks
HEAT TAPES & CABLES on Roofs for Ice Dams
ICE DAM PREVENTION
MASONITE WOODRUF FIBERBOARD ROOFING
NOISE CONTROL for ROOFS
PLASTIC ROOFING TYPES
PVC, EPDM, RUBBER ROOFING
ROOF ARCHITECTURAL STYLES - PHOTO GUIDE
ROOF CLEANING RECOMMENDATIONS
ROOF COLOR RECOMMENDATIONS
ROOF INSPECTION SAFETY & LIMITS
ROOF LEAK DIAGNOSIS & REPAIR
ROOF NOISE TRANSMISSION
ROOF REPLACEMENT SNAFUs
ROOFING FELT UNDERLAYMENT REQUIREMENTS
ROOFING MATERIALS, Age, Types
SADDLE CONSTRUCTION at CHIMNEYS
SNOW GUARDS & SNOW BRAKES
STANDARDS for ROOFING
STRESS SKIN INSULATED PANELS
TEST LABS - ROOF SHINGLE
TREES & SHRUBS, TRIM OFF BUILDING
TRUSSES, Floor & Roof
UNDERLAYMENT REQUIREMENTS on ROOFS
VENTILATION in BUILDINGS
WALK-ON ROOF SURFACES
WARRANTIES for ROOF SHINGLES
WORKMANSHIP & ROOF DAMAGE
This article describes concrete roofing materials: concrete roof tiles & poured concrete roofs, choices, installations, inspection, defects, roofing repairs, and concrete roof tile product sources. Our photo (above) shows a flat concrete roof under construction in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. This article describes several approaches to constructing concrete roofs, including flat concrete roofs, low-slope concrete roofs, and a steep pitch concrete roof.
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The concrete Taboada Hot Springs (Guanajuato, Mexico) roof approach shown below has been in use in central Mexico since at least 1740 and combines fired clay tiles (below right), concrete or wood rafters, and a top pour of concrete (below left).
Color Choices in Concrete Roofing Tiles
Continuing from from Best Practices Guide to Residential Construction:
How Concrete Roof Tiles are Secured to the Roof Deck
To install concrete roofing tiles in high wind areas, areas of hurricanes or seismic areas, see the roofing tile connecction methods discussed at CLAY TILE WIND & SEISMIC CONNECTORS
Best Practices Guide to Residential Construction lists these producers and sources of concrete roofing tilies:
-- Adapted with permission from Best Practices Guide to Residential Construction.
Sketch of types of concrete roof tiles provided courtesy of Carson Dunlop Associates.
Also see concrete roofing tiles discussed at TILE ROOFING and concrete corrugated roofing products at CORRUGATED ROOFING and at ASBESTOS CEMENT ROOFING. For concrete roof tiles installed in high wind or seismic areas, also see CLAY TILE WIND & SEISMIC CONNECTORS.
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