ASTM Wind Test on Concrete Roof Tiles
The subject property was an apartment complex in Florida. Roofs were covered with Spanish-profile, concrete roof tiles. Concerns were raised regarding wind-caused damage to the roof tiles and specifically, what minimum wind speed could potentially displace the tiles. An inspection of the roofs was conducted by an outside roof consultant (non-Haag).
The client provided exemplar roofing tiles to our laboratory and detailed the tile installation at the site. Tiles were installed atop plywood roof decking, supported by wood battens, and mechanically attached with 2-1/2 inch long screws. Test panels were constructed, and tiles were installed to replicate tile installation at the property.