For optimum functionality and in order to derive the most benefit from any of DaVinci’s products they need to be installed properly. There are certain special issues that need to be addressed before, during and after installation of our lightweight tiles. In this post, three such issues are discussed. You can download our installation guides to get in-depth information about the installation process as well - you might also enjoy checking out Tim Gentry's Blog Posts as they are a wealth of information.
- Flashing: Wherever a structure such as a wall, a chimney or a dormer lies adjacent to a roof or juts out from between within the establishment, flashing becomes necessary. We recommend using the step flashing method, with copper, a minimum of 28-gauge clad steel, or aluminum flashing.
- Ventilation: A good ventilation system is essential for optimum roof performance. In colder geographical regions, insulated and weather-tight houses may have poor ventilation systems. We suggest you follow standard building practices in your area and meet all national and local building codes. Continuous vents are highly effective and hence should be incorporated in the roofing designs of houses that lack proper ventilation.
- Snow guards: For houses located in regions of moderate to heavy snowfall, we recommend installation of snow guards with our lightweight roofing systems. One source of snow guards, which have been used successfully with our lightweight roofing tiles, is Alpine SnowGuards.