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    Default Can anyone identify this simulated concrete tile roof material?

    I inspected a house with a simulated concrete tile roof that the owner says is 5-7 years old. The tiles are a fiber cement type material, but the material easily crumbles and breaks. A number of shingles are broken.

    The underside has an imprinted backing similar to Masonite. The tiles are non-uniform in size. I am sure you couldn't walk on the roof. The material was dry at the time of the inspection, but a piece of it in a glass of water absorbed water like a clump of dirt.

    The material replaced a wood shake roof and uses skip sheathing.
    Owner can't remember the company name, but thinks they are out of business( I think they should be).


    Does anyone know the name for the material and the manufacturer?

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    Default Re: Can anyone identify this simulated concrete tile roof material?

    don,
    i think those are monier tiles made just out of vacaville.


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    Default Re: Can anyone identify this simulated concrete tile roof material?

    It kind of looks like Hardishake, it is difficult to tell. Did all of the shingles look that bad?

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    Default Re: Can anyone identify this simulated concrete tile roof material?

    looks a bit like woodruf--class action suit on that stuff--but suit ran out of money in 2009

    cvf


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    Default Re: Can anyone identify this simulated concrete tile roof material?

    This is another one of them: Cemwood

    American Cemwood Roofing Litigation Settlement

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
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    Default Re: Can anyone identify this simulated concrete tile roof material?

    Thanks all,

    I see a couple of pictures of Monier tiles, but didn't see any that were very similar. Cemwood is a possibility, but the settlement pages describe only 3 size

    I've looked for tiles that I could identify that had the right size characteristics and color, as well those that have failed(lawsuits), but Hardishake seemed too thin, others were of uniform sizes(these tiles are of at least 5 different sizes), color, and others had logo type markings.

    Here are a few more pictures. For my own education, I would like to identify the manufacturer, but it wouldn't change my mind.

    I dropped a chunk into water and it appears to absorb water and become even softer. It's almost like crumbling Saltines into a bowl of clam chowder.

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