Many contractors install shingle roofs every day, in fact over 90% of homes in America have shingle roofs. Tile roofs are less common but are growing in popularity, should you trust your tile roof installation to someone based on high quality shingle roofs? The answer is No, shingle roof systems and tile roof systems are very different and need specialized accessories for the roof system to function correctly. To learn about the accessories needed for tile roofs read “What’s in a Roof: Tile System Components“. The accessories necessary for a tile roof also require special installation knowledge.
For education and training about tile roofs many roofers turn to the Tile Roofing Institute or TRI. This organization compiles information and develops installation standards for tile roofing in all climates. TRI offers certifications for roofing professionals who complete training sessions on the specifications and installation of tile roofing. A TRI certified roofer is your best choice when installing a tile roof, they will be able to walk you through the installation process and explain what accessories and installation system they will use.
Lone-Star Roof Systems founder Luke recently taught estimators and new salesman about tile roofing while completing his online refresher course for his certification. For more information on what it means to be TRI Certified, visit the TRI website. We have a lot of experience installing tile roofs from Florida to Texas, view the gallery to see some recent installations.
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Mailing Address for All Offices
1511 South Texas Avenue, #172
College Station, TX 77840
College Station Office
722 Peach Creek Cut Off, Ste. 100
College Station, TX 77845
5040 Grisham Dr., Suite 103
Rowlett, TX 75088
15219 Stuebner Airline, #12
Houston, TX 77069