When it comes to individual piece roofing products (like slate, wood shingles, tile, shake, etc.), for the most part they are pretty similar. However, there are some things to keep in mind when installing DaVinci lightweight roofing tiles because of their engineered rib-structure.
Here are some pointers:
- DaVinci shingles are made flat and should be stored and installed flat. It is possible for some tiles to arrive at the jobsite where they are not in their original flat condition because of bundling or shipping. If that happens they will become flat again when warmed and laid flat.
- Our shingles sport a rib structure on the underside. Some special installation techniques are commonly used in valleys to counteract that. Please check the DaVinci Installation guide for details.
- Clear the roof deck of all previous roofing material. DaVinci lightweight roofing materials should be installed on a flat surface as imperfections in the decking may carry over to the finished roof.
- All valleys should have a self-adhering underlayment installed before installing the valley metal. In some geographical regions prone to cold climates. All of the eaves of the roof should be covered with self- adhering underlayment extending two feet above the plate line. In addition, there are specific underlayments required that need to be installed before you begin nailing in the product itself.
For information about the dos and don'ts of our lightweight tiles installation process refer to the installation guides.
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