The Education Committee has embarked on an initiative to provide members with easy access to resources in and outside of NWiR for technical education. Topics will include areas such as metal roofing and metal edging, asphaltic systems and products, single-ply materials, fluid applied roofing, etc. Stay tuned to the NWiR blog and newsletter for monthly updates with upcoming topics.


The theme for the month of November is Clay Roofing Tiles. We are highlighting educational information offered in Clay Roofing Tiles segment of our roofing industry. When we move to the next month with new topics, you’ll still be able to see this content in the content resource library. The titles below are linked to the source.

Hands-On Training

NWiR Orlando, Florida Council have planned a HANDS-ON Training on the installation of Tile Roofing.  Everyone is invited to view the installation training via ZOOM courtesy of our many valued and supporters; COTNEY Attorneys & Consultants.  Join in the fun by clicking the ZOOM Link!

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Installation Manual for Tile Roofing

Florida- High- Wind- Installation

The Tile Roofing Industry Alliance (TRI) in partnership with the Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association, Inc. (FRSA)     have been working together for over two decades on the development of installation manuals that represent proper installation practices, industry standards and the latest code requirements for the Florida Market.

The manner in which tile roofs are installed in High Wind regions makes them a highly-effective water shed-
ding assembly that affords years of service and protection. The effectiveness of a tile roof system as a weather
resistant assembly depends upon the proper installation of the tile roof components, because installing them
properly is critical to the performance of the installed system.

For more information and a full installation manual click on the link below:

From The Architects Perspective

Achieving maximum durability with clay tile roofing requires careful material selection,
meticulous detailing, and construction by knowledgeable and diligent craftsmen. This article of a 2006 presentation provides practical advice to help designers and builders conceive, design, and construct durable clay tile roofs.  Using several case studies and detailing examples from the
presenters’ experience, the presentation covers aspects of clay tile roofing applicable to both
new construction and restoration projects. These include investigation of existing clay tile
roofs to determine causes of failure; selection of tile materials, geometries, and finishes;
selection and detailing of flashing and underlayment; and review of attachment methods.

Nicholas A. Piteo is a senior engineer with Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (SGH), a
national design and consulting engineering firm that designs, investigates, and rehabilitates
structures and building enclosures out of Rockville, MD. Mr. Piteo has a breadth of experience in the      investiga­tion, repair, design, and rehabilitation of building envelopes, with a specialization in mason­ry. He has performed numerous façade and roof investigations, including clay tile roofing,
for which he also provided new designs.

Pros and Cons for Roofing Tiles

Tile roofing is a great choice for roofs that experience hot weather or exposure to salt air. This is why you very often see tile roofs in the Southwest, coastal Florida, and California. They can also be ideal for climates in which infrequent rains dump large amounts of water in a short time, since many styles are excellent at shedding rainfall from cloudbursts. If you’re considering tile roofing for your home, be aware that these roofing systems are very heavy and can break under certain conditions. Roof framing needs to be very sturdy structurally in order to support the weight.  Read what the experts say about the Pros and Cons.

Online Seminars and Virtual Tour

Ludowici and Terreal North America have teamed up to utilize Continuing Education Programs in an online platform to better meet the needs of AIA, IDCEC Members, Contractors or anyone with a general interest in Terra Cotta Tiles.  . With this, we are excited to introduce you to our Online Webinar Series.

Pre-scheduled monthly CEU presentations welcome all.

Click on the link below for the schedule and sign-up links:  Sign up early to save your spot.

  • The Fundamentals of Clay Roof Tiles with Dan Harris– November 4, 2021, 3pm-4:30pm EST
  • The Art of Terra Cotta & Color with Jessica Snoke – November 9, 2021, 3pm-4pm EST
  • Ludowici Dallas Virtual Show with Stephanie Ellis – November 11, 2021, 3pm-4pm EST


We hope you enjoyed Clay Roofing Tiles


The theme for October was The Beginning of Autumn or Fall. This content is now in the content resource library.

The theme for September was Safety First. This content is now in the content resource library.

The theme for August was All Things Fluid Resilience in Roof Design. This content is now in the content resource library.

The theme for July was Resilience in Roof Design. This content is now in the content resource library.

The theme for June was Resilient Design & Preparedness for Weathering the storm. This content is now in the content resource library.

The theme for May was vegetative roofs. This content is now in the content resource library.

The theme for April was All Things Asphalt. This content is now in the content resource library.

The theme for March was Metal Madness. This content is now in the content resource library.