Tile roof

IntroductionThis tile roof in the south of Pretoria experienced huge damages because the water was seeping in through the tiles causing the wooden structure (rafters, purlins and battens) to rot and therefore fail. It meant that the tiles could not be held up and started to sag.DescriptionWater, the biggest cause, after damage from termite…

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Tile roof explained

IntroductionJust like any rooftop covering, Roof tiles are designed mainly to keep out the rain. Traditionally made from locally available materials (terracotta or slate), modern materials (concrete and plastic) are more commonly used because of the cost factor. Well maintained slate roofRooftop Roof tiles are fixed to the roof structure by hanging/staging them and get…

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