Currently I am managing a roofing project using Adamas roof tiles, but I only have experience working with CT tiles. So I would like to know for sections underneath the ridges, can I apply cement paste as filling between roof ridges and tiles just as I have done before with the CT tiles?
This is not recommended to be done. Fixing ridges to tiles using cement is considered as a wet installation and can result in cracking in the cement filling below the ridges, leading to water intrusion. This problem is commonly observed in houses using concrete tiles. Moreover, the application of cement to support roof ridges and Adamas tiles will impact the appearance of the roof, and create a non-uniform surface. For these mentioned reasons, I would recommend you to use the dry fix system that is excellent guard against water intrusion. The underlining sheets beneath the ridges are made from high-quality adhesive that provides secure and uniform bonding with roof tiles, and most importantly, it provides an effective seal between the roof and ridges that safeguards well against water intrusion.
My shop is an outlet for a Diamond dealer. I would like to know more about what and how to advise the craftsman about the utilization of touchup paints for Adamas tiles?
This is used for touching up cut lines in roof tiles at the valley gutter sections, including tile cut lines near the gable end ( the first or last tile that has been cut off ) so to create a neat, beautiful finish form and also to safeguard against water intrusion along the cut lines.
I am roofing a house that belongs to a customer with Adamas tiles, where the roof is a hip roof. I've purchased both the roof ridges and hips which has equal width and length, but unequal heights. So I am not sure whether they can be used or not.
Many of our customers have also inquired about this issue. Please allow me to summarize the information as follows: 1. The roof ridges have greater height than the hips. 2. These two components cannot be installed interchangeably, as placing the ridges as covering for the hip line will not fit into place.
Now I am looking for flat-type concrete tiles for a resort, where the installation will hilight the roofing framework, without ceiling sections and without any insulating sheet, as the area around the buildings are enclosed by tall trees that provides adequate natural surroundings. I am interested in Adamas tiles - Chalet Shake model. My architects have designed roofs with a pitch of 30 degrees according to the Catalogue, but a friend who supervises another project in Sriracha has told me that for flat-type concrete tiles, it would require for installation of insulating sheets in order to also prevent water intrusion problems. So since I am not sure of this, I would like to ask for your clarification on this matter.
For Adamas tiles, these are flat-type concrete tiles that have been systematically designed and tested for watertightness from quality assurance departments, where the true fact according to the requirements for usage states that the minimum pitch of Adamas tiles that will safely prevent water seepage is 30 degrees, without having to install supplementary roofs or also called sub-roofs. And as for the part of purchasing the flat-type concrete tiles that will also requiring installation of insulating sheets, this should be more of a recommendation for customers so they can benefit from an efficient roofing with insulating capabilities, since the purpose of insulating sheets are to guard against heat passing through the roof tiles and to reflect it back out. Now in the common market there are equipments for sale that can be used as sub-roofing sheets and bearing the characteristics of durability against moisture, which are meant to be used as sub roofs for roofs that have lower pitch values than as specified.
Do Adamas roof tiles have certification according to TISI standard?
Adamas tiles are flat-type concrete tiles that are similar to other brands, but have not yet received certification by TISI standard. But so that customers can be certain of the quality, Diamond products have manufactured and closely monitored the standard for Adamas tiles by applying the same criteria for quality control as implemented for the Cran Onda tiles, in accordance with TIS 535-2540.