Short Nail On 'S' Tile

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Old 04-16-2012, 10:37 AM   #1
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Short Nail On 'S' Tile

I'm watching a roofer applying 'S' tile to my neighbors new roof. I see that he is nailing the first and second course of every tile, after that it's go man go. Lay tile, no more nails. Is this OK?
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:22 PM   #2
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Re: Short Nail On 'S' Tile

Im pretty sure a clay S tile would slide down if it wasnt nailed.
There are tile that have 'lugs' that are held in place with battens that are attached to the roof. Concrete tile have those 'lugs;.


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Old 04-17-2012, 04:59 PM   #3
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Re: Short Nail On 'S' Tile

Ludowici S tile butt together at opposite corners. They will stay in place for a little while held up by the first courses, but will eventually(sooner than later) slide. I wouldn't be walking around the outside of your neighbor's roof.
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