Considerations for Adhering Tile Roofs Using Adhesives - April 2022

Wed, Apr 06, 2022 at 8:00AM

Adrian Robledo, Director of Business Development, ICP

There are different methods to adhere clay and concrete tile to rooftops as contractors know. Nail, screw, mortar and wire tie systems all provide advantages; however, adhesives can offer additional benefits to Florida-based roofers and remodelers along with various other concrete and clay tile markets. Chemical bonding solutions can provide superior water and wind resistance compared to mechanical fastening systems.

Where driving rain and harsh winds threaten, roof tile adhesive can outperform other fastening systems in terms of performance, reliability and faster, easier application. When selecting and applying an adhesive, keep these considerations in mind for a great outcome for your next residential or commercial project.

Adhesives Give Water Nowhere to Go
Mechanical fasteners like nails and screws create lasting penetrations into the waterproofing membrane or roof deck that can grow larger with time. Strong winds may induce tile “chattering” where individual tiles are lifted up and down as wind sweeps along the roof, much like a piano player performing a fast slide across the keys. This movement can enlarge mechanical fastener abrasions, giving water droplets a convenient place to divert. Tile adhesives negate this possibility by eliminating penetrations completely. Read more.

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