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Old 02-06-2012, 06:15 PM   #1
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pine tree--tiles vs shingles


I am still choosing the type of roof for my small shed. It is only about 180 sq feet of roof.

There are two pine trees there within 6 feet at the closest. They are still small, only 10-12 feet tall. They are predicted to grow to about 35-45 feet, not a large species of tree.

Where I am is windy. Branches of 2 inches in diameter is expected to fall.

Which is tougher against fallen branches, regular shingles, dimensional shingles, or concrete tile roof? I am not sure if a 2" diameter branch will damage a roof. I think if the tips land first, then the roof will be OK. If the biggest part of the branch lands first, there will be damage, I believe.

If the middle part of the roof is damage, do I have to remove the top rolls to fix the damage, be it shingle or tile?


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None of them are going to hold up to falling limbs.

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None of them are going to hold up to falling limbs.
Which is tougher, relatively?
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Concrete tile.

You need to make sure that the structure can handle that weight though.
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Concrete tile.

You need to make sure that the structure can handle that weight though.
Am I right in saying that since I am concerned about falling branches, I should do two things. 1. Have extra tiles standing by. 2. Use screws instead of nails to secure the tiles.

I see that if say 10-20 tiles were damaged in the middle of the roof, I can partly unscrew the surrounding intact tiles and remove the damaged ones. It seems to me that if you loosen the screws of an intact tile, it can be partly lifted for the insertion of replacement tiles even one at a lower level, ie, there should be enough wiggling room for the insertion of replacement tiles whereever on the roof it is . Am I right on this?
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