Tile/Slate Roofing

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I’m considering a clay roof, but don’t care for the Spanish tile look on my home. Is there anything else available?

Yes. Clay and concrete tile manufacturers offer many options of style and color of...

 

Aren’t clay tile roofs expensive?

They are economical if you consider their long life, typically 50 years or longer. You may replace an asphalt roof several times during the lifespan...

 

I can see I have a few cracked tiles on my roof. Can I just replace those tiles instead of replacing the entire roof?

Usually the best choice is to replace tiles. Clay tiles last a very long time and it is likely that most of the roof is in good condition. A clay...

 

Does a tile roof have a good insulation value?

The combination of the roof tiles, decking and the air space under and between the tiles makes roof tiles good...

 

How do I check the condition of my clay tile roof?

Using binoculars, check for missing, cracked or slipped tiles and missing mortar. Be sure to check the ridge, horizontal row, valleys and any place...

 
 
 
 


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