Designing for Long-Term Performance and Durability of Traditional Clay Tile and Slate Roofing
Traditional clay tile and slate roofing combine time-proven materials with old-world craftsmanship to produce durable, reliable, beautiful, and architecturally distinctive steep-slope roofing systems. Designing, specifying, and constructing these roofing systems for maximum performance, durability, and reliability against leakage, wind uplift, breakage, ice dam formation, and other factors is not simple, however. It involves a complicated combination of art and science, architecture and engineering, laboratory testing and mock-ups, and craft and tradition. In this webinar, we will explore the specific design, specification, and construction considerations that are crucial to achieving long-term performance, reliability, and durability of clay tile and slate roofing systems, illustrated with examples from our own projects.
After attending this seminar, participants will be able to:
- Understand specific conditions causing deterioration on traditional clay tile and slate roofs.
- Learn how to select and specify durable materials for traditional clay tile and slate roofs.
- Understand roof detailing and construction principles that maximize roof service life.
- Understand practical and logistical considerations of roof investigation, design, material procurement, and construction.
Participants will earn 1.0 AIA CES Learning Unit (LU/HSW) for attending the live webinar. Registration is free. Please note that space is limited – email firstname.lastname@example.org to join our waitlist if the session is closed when you register.