For customers demanding all in one feature...
Portuguese Tile is ready for use at roofs with its new design. New Portuguese will improve the aesthetic look of roofs with its new curved structure. New Portuguese tiles whose waterproofing performance has been improved will protect the roof more safely. Portuguese tile facilitates assembly for roofing and can be applied on several roof types and slopes thanks to its new features.
- Dimensions: 24x40,5cm (±%2) / 9,45"x15,9"
- Weight: 3000gr (±100gr) / 6,61lb
- Pieces per Square Meter: 15 pcs/m²
- Endurance: 400 Kgf (±20kgf)
Advantages of Portuguese Tile
- Upper Dust Groove: Fitting with the lug of the tile to be installed over it, this groove prevents water intrusion and bottom-up, vertical air circulation underneath the roof.
- Tile Fixation Hole: It raises the level of water flow, and it is fit into a place protected by the upper tile, preventing leakage from nail hole or screw hole.
- Assembly Flexibility: 1 cm tolerance is provided on vertical overlaps, which facilitates installing tiles on the tile lath.
- Dual Lateral Channel: Double guarantee to direct water course and prevent water from leaking into the tile.
- Wide Water Flow: Wide surface for water flow, which ensures water to flow easily preventing dirt and sediments from compiling into the tile, makes them flow through water.
Portuguese Tile Installation
- Distance between the first lath (eaves lath) and second lath must be 30 cm from axle, while other laths must be laid with 33.6 cm intervals.
- However, to be sure, lath interval must be determined on site after tiles are brought to the construction site.
- First lath must be 4 cm high, while remaining laths must be either 2.2 or 2.5 cm high.
- Portuguese tile is installed at the left side of the eaves, by means of a bottom-up level line or screed. After the first vertical line is completed, remaining lines must be completed with the same system either.
- Tile installation must be conducted from right to left. Interlocking part under right side of each tile must be closely integrated into the channel of the next tile. Interlocking parts of tiles on the upper line must be properly integrated into the channels of the bottom line tiles.
- When tiles are laid on roof sheathing on the rafter (continuous sheathing such as wood or OSB), it is necessary to ventilate under tiles. Deformation may occur under surfaces of unventilated tiles due to condensation. Vertical lathing is carried out on cold roofs 50 cm intervals, while channel, thermal insulating board is used on warm roofs to ensure ventilation under tiles. Insulating tape, which vapor permeable, is used under roof ridges, so that air can properly circulate under tiles.