Many people do not recognize a roof tile material until starts looking for a new roof! And is not because the difference isn't notorious, but because when we have to do an important investment in our home, we look for the best and for the return on investment.
So, here are some basic differences between clay and concrete roof tiles:
- Clay roof tiles do not fade: their color last basically for the life of the tile (which is a long time!).
- Concrete roof tiles weight more: the difference 35% and more, depending on the model of the tile. Your house structure will suffer less as clay roof tiles can be considered light weight, and you may not need to reinforce it if you are changing your roof from another material.
- Clay roof tiles, especially ceramic roof tiles (those that have a fired coating color on them, matte or glazed) absorb less watter than concrete. This means less maintenance: concrete tiles need pressure wash every 2 years or less depending on the weather and the specific water absorption of the tile. The low absorption helps keep the tiles free of mold, mildew, black stains on your roof.
- You will get a better return on your investment because: clay roof tiles will keep their color over the years, almost maintenance free, and everybody knows clay roof tiles mean quality, high end finish and unique beauty. It's your home, so why not do an improvement that is worth and that will pay off.
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