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Designing with Synthetic Slate Roofing Tiles (BSP711)

Course Description:

A program that provides an overview of design using synthetic slate roofing tiles.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe some of the plusses and minuses of three kinds of premium tiles according to relevant criteria
  • Explain in overview terms each of the five steps in the process of producing synthetic slate tiles, and describe how each step affects the final properties of the product.
  • Describe some of the developments that have led to the evolution of these two aspects of synthetic slate tiles: color stability and tile shape stability.
  • Explain key aspects of the installation process including:
  • How it is affected by the tile’s construction and packaging
  • The slope of the roof
  • The underlayment
  • The importance of key roof accessories
  • Explain some of the green performance attributes of synthetic tiles
  • Describe some of the key clauses in the standard warranty
Credits: AIA 1 AIA (HSW HSW)

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