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A limited list of roofing tile manufacturers

A limited list of roofing tile manufacturers

The following table lists several tile manufacturers who provide installation information and instructions. The information is taken from NRCA's 2007-08 Steep-slope Roofing Materials Guide and a search of manufacturer Web sites. The list is not intended to be complete or all-inclusive.

As always, any roof installation must meet the local building code of the authority having jurisdiction.

Manufacturer Comments
ALTUSA™/Clay Forever LLC Provides installation instructions for its tile products at www.altusa.com.
Columbia Concrete Products Ltd. This Canadian manufacturer of concrete tile provides information at www.columbiarooftile.com. Much of the information, regarding snow loads and freeze-thaw cycles, is based on Canadian sources.
Entegra® Sales Inc. The manufacturer's Web site, www.entegra.com, links to the Florida Roofing, Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (FRSA) Inc./Tile Roofing Institute (TRI) Concrete and Clay Roof Tile Installation Manual. Click on "Technical Information."
Gladding, McBean LLC Provides a link to the Roof Tile Institute (RTI)/Western States Roofing Contractors Association (WSRCA) Concrete and Clay Roof Tile Installation Manual for Moderate Climate Regions at gladdingmcbean.paccoast.com. Click on the various clay roof tile products, and then click on "Technical Data."
Koramic This is a European manufacturer. NRCA's 2007-08 Steep-slope Roofing Materials Guide directs users to Northern Roof Tiles, Ontario.
Leiyuan Industrial Co. Ltd. The Chinese manufacturer's Web site, tileexport.com, provides installation instructions, but they are poorly translated. The instructions include "wet" installation (tile installed in a bed of mortar) and "dry" installation (tile nailed to battens).
Ludowici Roof Tile™ The manufacturer's Web site, www.ludowici.com, provides a link to its installation manual on its "Resources" page.
Marley Eternit This British manufacturer's Web site can be accessed at www.marleyeternit.co.uk. NRCA's 2007-08 Steep-slope Roofing Materials Guide directs users to Northern Roof Tiles.
MCA® Superior Clay Roofing Tile www.mca-tile.com has installation instructions for the manufacturer's tile products. The instructions do not have illustrations. There also is a link to the RTI/WSRCA Concrete and Clay Roof Tile Installation Manual for Moderate Climate Regions.
MonierLifetile® www.monierlifetile.com provides links to all of TRI's manuals. The Web site also has product-specific installation instructions and a clickable map of the U.S. that will display the available products for a particular climate.
Northern Roof Tiles Northern Roof Tiles imports tile from various manufacturers. Several manufacturer listings in NRCA's 2007-08 Steep-slope Roofing Materials Guide directs users to Northern Roof Tiles. The company's Web site, www.northernrooftiles.com, provides no installation instructions.
Sandtoft Roof Tiles Ltd. The British tile manufacturer's Web site, www.sandtoft.com, provides installation instructions, which can be accessed by clicking "Technical Support Services" and then "Fixing SPEC." However, the instructions are applicable in the United Kingdom and may not apply in the U.S. or Canada. NRCA's 2007-08 Steep-slope Roofing Materials Guide directs users to Northern Roof Tiles.
SantaFé Tile This manufacturer of clay tile does not provide installation information at its Web site, www.santafetile.com; however, to purchase the FRSA/TRI Concrete and Clay Roof Tile Installation Manual, access the Web site and click on "Technical."
Tejas Borja USA Inc. This manufacturer's Web site, www.tejasborja.us, links to TRI's manuals.
Umbelino Monteiro This Portuguese tile manufacturer offers a downloadable installation guide at www.umbelino.pt. It is unclear whether the information provided in the guide is applicable in the U.S. and Canada. NRCA's 2007-08 Steep-slope Roofing Materials Guide directs users to Northern Roof Tiles.
Unicrete Products Ltd. This Canadian manufacturer of concrete tile does not provide installation information at its Web site, www.unicrete.com; however, click on "Links" to link to TRI's Web site.
VGR NRCA's 2007-08 Steep-slope Roofing Materials Guide directs users to Northern Roof Tiles.
Vande Hey Raleigh This manufacturer's Web site, www.vrmtile.com, links to product-specific installation manuals.


This Web exclusive information is a supplement to Technical Elements.

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