Problem: Cracked concrete or clay roof tiles.
Cause: Damage by workers during construction.
Workers who must complete exterior work in areas above roofing tiles must walk on the tiles, which may cause them to crack.
Solutions: Leave the last rows of tiles unfinished.
- Leave the last few rows of roof tiles unfinished until all workers have completed exterior finishes, such as siding, stucco, painting, brickwork, etc.
- Install flashings and finish roof tiles when all exterior work located above the roof tiles has been completed as shown in Figure 7.
Figure 7 - Concrete or Clay Tile Roof Installation
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