Graphical Construction Glossary >> Roofs and roofing. >> Roof Framing >> tile battens
The sketch above shows the layout of the battens, and in this instance using concrete or cement tiles as the example. Similar details are applicable for just about all other types or roof tiles.
The anti ponding strip is a critical item at the fascia. Without it there is the possibility of water that runs down the sarking not being able to exit at the fascia, but form ponds and eventually leak into the eaves staining the lining etc.
The fascia has to be higher than the battens by the thickness of a tile. In one respect because the anti ponding strip is fixed to the fascia and to some rafters it can stiffen the fascia also.
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