Asked by: Abdelouafi Ibarruri
asked in category: General Last Updated: 9th May, 2020

Are concrete roof tiles nailed down?

Nails are the least expensive and most common method for attaching concrete and clay tiles. Tiles can be nailed either directly into the roof sheathing or tiles with lugs can be nailed to battens. Because of the longevity of a tile roof, some contractors use copper or stainless-steel roofing nails.

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In respect to this, do all roof tiles need to be nailed down?

Every tile along the eaves, up verges and along the ridge should be nailed, but otherwise only nail every fifth tile horizontally, and every third tile up the roof.

Additionally, can you walk on concrete roof tiles? First off, we don't recommend that you walk on your concrete tile roof, if you can avoid it. Sure, concrete tiles are strong. But they're not really made to be walked on. Every time you walk on the tiles, you put stress on them that can crack them or loosen them.

Correspondingly, how long does concrete tile roof last?

50 years

What nails do you use for roof tiles?

Stainless steel nails are also good for fastening tiles and slate, or you can work with copper nails for standard roofing purposes. Galvanized roofing nails are steel nails that are zinc-coated. They hold up better against rust, and they can also be used for asphalt shingles.

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