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Clay tile roofs
Clay roof tile is the worlds most widely trusted roofing material dating back as early as 10,000 B.C. It has graced the roofs of homes, houses of worship, universities and commercial structures of the past to the modern day.

Clay roof tiles are fabricated from natural earth materials that are in no danger of being depleted anytime soon. Plus, they are manufactured with no chemical preservatives. And if the time should ever come to replace a tile roof those tiles can go straight into the recycling bin to emerge someday as new tiles or some other products.Of the many advantages of clay tile roofing, it durability is probably the biggest one. Any roofing material that can last for over 100 years has to be good! Another advantage is that it is available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, unlike regular shingles, adding more character and interest to the appearance of your home. It also has reflective properties, which help to increase the efficiency of heating and cooling systems. This type of material is not susceptible to mold or rot, can withstand hurricane-force winds, and does not shrink and expand with the temperature like wood and other roofing products.

And there is one thing you can never put a price on how good a clay tile roof looks on your house. Clay Tiles roofs are not only historically appropriate for many high-styled homes and buildings, but they look spectacular on just about any structure.

Disadvantages: As wonderful as clay tile roofing is, it does come with disadvantages as well. The first is the weight of the individual tiles. If your home already has this type of roof, then the roof was built strong enough to support it. However, if you are installing them for the first time, you need to be sure that your roof can support the weight. You may need to add support beams before beginning installation. The other real disadvantage is the cost. Though much more expensive than other types of roofing materials initially, the fact that they probably will never need replaced should be considered. Concrete tiles with many of the same properties are available as well. Many people choose this as a substitute for clay.

Concrete Roof Tile
Concrete roof tiles have been around for centuries, so there is no doubt they will stand the test of time while creating amazingly diverse looks. Roof tiles allow unlimited opportunities for design. Revel in the freedom of choosing between different profiles from big barrel tiles to smooth, flat surfaces to surfaces that have a bit more dimension, texture and character to them.

Made from a natural mixture of cement, sand, water and oxide, concrete roof tiles provide countless design possibilities as they are available in a variety of sizes, profiles and colors, making it easier for consumers to select the perfect tile to match any architectural style.

When installed correctly, concrete roof tiles can withstand the harshest of weather conditions. In fact, most concrete roof tiles are noncombustible, severe weather tested and freeze-thaw tested.

Due to the installation method and the inherent properties of concrete, concrete tile roofs can help reduce energy costs by allowing air to circulate under and through the tile, reducing the heat transfer into the attic. If any tiles happen to chip or break, a replacement tile can be easily slid into its place. Due to how they are installed, individually instead of in sheets or overlapped, along with the inherent thermal insulating properties of the raw materials, concrete tile roofs reduce energy costs by allowing air to circulate under and through the tile, reducing the heat transfer into the attic. In an effort to further enhance energy efficiency; concrete roof tiles are also available in highly reflective colors that meet various cool roof requirements for LEED, Energy Star and more.

Disadvantages: Like natural slate roofing, concrete tiles are heavy, which means if you need a new roof, you may need to have your building structurally inspected prior to installation. However, concrete tiles can be lighter in weight and less costly to install than natural slate tiles. In addition, under certain environmental circumstances, concrete roof tiles can become algae prone. Although this does not affect the tiles durability or energy efficiency qualities in any way, aesthetically, a homeowner may need to hire a professional to pressure wash the roof tiles periodically.

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