Why use clay for roof tiles?

Clay roofing tiles have become very popular for their durability and unique look. The tiles used to comprise clay tile roofs are bowed to fit smoothly into one another, giving the roof a continuous appearance.


Clay roofing tiles do not rot or burn, which gives them an advantage over other roof types, such as wood. Clay tiles are also very durable in inclement weather.


Homeowners seeking an interesting, modern look will be pleased with clay tile. Clay tile roofs are also great for those with southwestern or Spanish home themes.


Installation of clay tiles can be very difficult, which usually necessitates the use of professional assistance. This can lead to higher initial setup costs.


Clay tile roofs will last longer than most other materials, as long as debris and leaves are cleared off the roof seasonally. This can be done with a broom or a shop vacuum.


Clay tile roofs cost more upon initial purchase than basic options like composite shingles. But their longevity and the value they add to a home make them a good investment.



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