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Terra Cotta Roofing Tiles

The roof of your home is the main architectural detail of your home, and communicates the home's style and mood. When you are considering the type of roofing materials to use on your home, whether you are building a new home or replacing a leaky one, the quality and structure of the materials is vital. One of the most durable and versatile materials you can use is tile. Roofing tiles are a great way to get a professional look that will last a long time and endure the elements with ease.

There are several types of roofing tiles from which to choose along with various colors and patterns. Your choice of tiles will depend on the look you want, what you want the tiles to accomplish and your budget.

There are a wide variety of roofing tiles to choose from;

  • Clay or Terra Cotta Tile: These tiles are usually in earth tone colors such as shades of reddish browns and tans. Mostly used in the southwest and have an S shape that fits together to make ridges along the roof. Some clay tiles are flat shingles and have a unique look to them.
  • Metal Tiles: These tiles are very long lasting hold up very well to weather and come in different looks. You can have the appearance of wood shakes or the look of slate with a lower cost.
  • Slate Tiles: This type of tile is made from real stone mined out of the ground in various locations. They come in Grey, Green, Purple, and Black among many of other colors. They have different sizes and thicknesses and hold up very well to the weather and have a great look.
  • Concrete Tiles: These can be shaped into numerous looks and styles, and is similar to slate, but less expensive, because they are made from composite materials and can be formed to any shape you want.

As you can see, there are many roofing tile options. You will want to work with a roofing contractor that will assist you in choosing the right roofing tiles that are right for your architectural style, meet your color needs and fit your budget.


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