Rick Tell
I am in the process of designing a new house to be built in Costa Rica. I would appreciate your input into what the installation should be. What the elements are for a soiled roof that can withstand tropical downpours of 4" per hour, wind gusts up 90 mph, and heat between the mid 80s to mid 60s. The truss system will be galvanized steel box tube or aluminum box tube. I would be choosing the tile style roof. Thanks
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
Hi Rick, Sounds like an interesting project. I guess I would suggest contacting the individual manufacturers of tile profiles for installation details on their products. While your weather is extreme, right off hand I don't think there is anything particularly different that will need to be done from an installation standpoint. Most of these products have been tested and approved for high wind applications. The manufacturers may want to review plans for the project to see if they have any suggestions for specific flashing details. The MRA members who manufacture tile profiles are ATAS International, Classic Metal Roofing Systems, Future Roof, McElroy Metals, and Metal Sales.
Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
+1 All of the tile systems mentioned by Todd can be affixed in a manner that makes them supremely well attached and they will shed whatever water you can throw at them. Most roof system weak points are at the flashing and wall details.

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