Description of Duralita Cardboard-reinforced Cement Roofing Tiles & Corrugated Roofing Products & Concrete & Metal Clay-Tile Pattern Roof Alternatives
Duralita, an alternative to both clay roofing tiles as well as other fiber reinforced cement roofing products is produced in El Salvador and used widely throughout central america and north america.
Duralita is a series of brightly-colored cardboard-reinforced cement corrugated roofing products produced by the Duralita, manufacturer of the same name. From the ground Duralita resembles clay roofing tiles.
Panels of Duralita are secured using fiber or rubber washers and threaded rods or bolts.
Duralita tejalitas are sheets of reinforced concrete that are intended to resemble roof tiles.
Corrugated cardboard cement products of the same composition, Lámina, are sold in sheets of various sizes and similar colors.
Below we show Duralita's trademark useful to identify this material.
Many fiber cement roofing products sold in the U.S. are represented as complying with
ASTM C1225, a standard for nonasbestos fiber-cement
roofing shingles; but in its current form, this standard does
not guarantee long-term durability.
Watch out: Only a product with a
proven long-term track record in a specific climate zone
should be considered.
Metal Substitutes for Clay Tile Roofing Shapes & Patterns
Below we illustrate a metal version of clay-tile roof look-alike products similar in appearance to Duralita type clay tile roofing substitute.
The roof seen from above and shown at below left is on a structure in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato,Mexico, and the roof at below right, seen from underneath, is installed in Gogorron, San Luis Potosi, Mexico. As is apparent from our photos, these simulated clay tile roofs are sold in larger sections that are simply nailed to the supporting structure.
This roof is very light - you can see that minimal support is required. It is also noisy enough to defy speech and hearing during rain or hail storms. Other examples of corrugated roofing products (that do not look like clay roof tiles) can be seen at Corrugated Cement-Asbestos Roofing.
Try the search box below or CONTACT US by email if you cannot find the answer you need at InspectApedia.
Ask a Question or Search InspectApedia
Use the "Click to Show or Hide FAQs" link just above to see recently-posted questions, comments, replies, try the search box just below, or if you prefer, post a question or comment in the Comments box below and we will respond promptly.
Carson, Dunlop & Associates Ltd., 120 Carlton Street Suite 407, Toronto ON M5A 4K2. Tel: (416) 964-9415 1-800-268-7070 Email: email@example.com. The firm provides professional home inspection services & home inspection education & publications. Alan Carson is a past president of ASHI, the American Society of Home Inspectors. Thanks to Alan Carson and Bob Dunlop, for permission for InspectAPedia to use text excerpts from The Home Reference Book & illustrations from The Illustrated Home. Carson Dunlop Associates' provides extensive home inspection education and report writing material.
The Illustrated Home illustrates construction details and building components, a reference for owners & inspectors. Special Offer: For a 5% discount on any number of copies of the Illustrated Home purchased as a single order Enter INSPECTAILL in the order payment page "Promo/Redemption" space.
TECHNICAL REFERENCE GUIDE to manufacturer's model and serial number information for heating and cooling equipment, useful for determining the age of heating boilers, furnaces, water heaters is provided by Carson Dunlop, Associates, Toronto - Carson Dunlop Weldon & Associates Special Offer: Carson Dunlop Associates offers InspectAPedia readers in the U.S.A. a 5% discount on any number of copies of the Technical Reference Guide purchased as a single order. Just enter INSPECTATRG in the order payment page "Promo/Redemption" space.
The Home Reference Book - the Encyclopedia of Homes, Carson Dunlop & Associates, Toronto, Ontario, 25th Ed., 2012, is a bound volume of more than 450 illustrated pages that assist home inspectors and home owners in the inspection and detection of problems on buildings. The text is intended as a reference guide to help building owners operate and maintain their home effectively. Field inspection worksheets are included at the back of the volume.
Special Offer: For a 10% discount on any number of copies of the Home Reference Book purchased as a single order. Enter INSPECTAHRB in the order payment page "Promo/Redemption" space. InspectAPedia.com editor Daniel Friedman is a contributing author.
Special Offer: Carson Dunlop Associates offers InspectAPedia readers in the U.S.A. a 5% discount on these courses: Enter INSPECTAHITP in the order payment page "Promo/Redemption" space. InspectAPedia.com editor Daniel Friedman is a contributing author.
The Horizon Software System manages business operations,scheduling, & inspection report writing using Carson Dunlop's knowledge base & color images. The Horizon system runs on always-available cloud-based software for office computers, laptops, tablets, iPad, Android, & other smartphones