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Old 02-13-2012, 03:50 PM   #16
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Just don't coat the dang thing! When it comes time, and it will, to make a simple repair, the whole thing will need to be torn off!
Finding a broken tile and making a 'normal' repair could be very simple beforehand. Afterwards? Forget about it.

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You seem to be a real craftsman! Hopefully I can find someone of your caliber here or with everything I have learned, do it myself.

I am surprised there is no waterproof material under the tile, my uneducated impression was there is a waterproof material under the tile and the tile protects the material.

The sub division I am looking at the house in at one time was all tile roofs, it was part of the rules. Now many of the roofs have been redone with asphalt shingles. It seems that in 2005? Hurricane Charlie tore off many of the roofs.

If I could repair this roof I'd be really happy. It's a grreat looking roof.

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Natural material like slate and metal, are waterproof in and of themselves. Even the older shingles really shed water and the building only needed felt until the roof was applied.
Tin, copper, shake, and slate were applied over the decking and the boards didn't even have to be tight together. Houses breathed. Even if they had felt on them, the felt becomes powdery after 50 years or so and the roofs still won't leak. I rely on the roof to keep water out, not the underlay.

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Condensation is a relatively new issue because of construction techniques used today to seal everything to create a comfort zone. Along with sealing things, the use of natural gas is causing moisture issues. Felt is being called for more and more often as a vapor barrier, AND because the roofing industry is really being dumbed down. There are fewer skilled roofers that can install a roof without magic bullets like I&W, synthetic felt, (Plastic wrap with another name), and Super-Caulks.

When tiles are applied with minimum headlaps or 2", the felt is useful to keep spray from wetting the decking too much.

BTW, No-Caulk pipe collars date back to before I was born and then some.
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Hmmm, you do not mention clay or cement, oversight or not waterproof?

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Cement? Lousy material imho. Same item, assuming you're talking Hendrick's Cement Tile or similar, as roads are made of. 2 pieces of reinforcing wire, randomly installed, and it cracks like roads do.

When I mentioned tile, I was referring to clay.

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