concrete tile roof

Old 07-08-03, 02:50 PM
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concrete tile roof

I have a question regarding concrete tile roofs. I know that weight and structural rigidity is a consideration when a concrete tile roof is applied. What I'm wondering is what are some general guidlines to go by when evaluating whether a home is a candidate for con. tile? Are trusses or traditional rafters better?
Can rafters be 2 x 4 or is 2 x 6 better? Also, roof pitch as it relates to load---the more pitch a roof has, will the weight of con. tiles be transferred down to top plates, studs & foundation easier than a lower pitch? The home is in southern California so snow is not a factor. Any questions/comments would be appreciated.
Old 07-08-03, 08:19 PM
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Even in an old roof 2x4 rafters is unlikely. A 2x4 as part of a truss in newer homes may be likely, but it may not be capable of supporting the concrete tiles. 2x6 rafters are not much better. Your best course of action would be to have a structural engineer evaluate the framing.

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