Fixing Guidelines

There are regulations in place for the fixing of concrete roof tiles for different areas based on their exposure to wind. These are overlooked in some instances, but are important from a roof performance point of view. We highlight the 3 categories and the regulations around it for your benefit below
Fixing guidelines for good roofing practice
Why should roof tiles be fixed:
  • Protects tiles from possible wind upliftment

  • Stops tiles from slipping out and potentially causing injury

  • It also has an added security benefit of preventing intruders from entering the roof

BMI Coverland offers a range of storm clips and nails for fast and professional securing of concrete tiles on every part of the roof. Our clips are quick and easy to install, match the respective tile profiles exactly and provide reliable and durable protection against wind upliftment and slipping.

The 3 main categories and the guidelines for fixing of roof tiles based on the wind load in the area:

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All inland regions other than certain specified areas

Mechanically fix two courses of tiles at the eaves, ridge and verges for the full overhang, whichever is greater.

Cut tiles at hips, valleys and abutments to be secured with kro-clips or coverfill. It is recommended that closed soffits be fitted on all verge and eave overhangs.

Roof pitches

17° to < 26° – undertile membrane mandatory

26° to < 45° – undertile membrane recommended

45° to < 55° – undertile membrane recommended, each tile to be nailed

55° to vertical – undertile membrane mandatory, each tile to be nailed and clipped

Fixing Cat A