All About Clay Tiles

Colorado Springs Roofing Contractors United Restoration display a clay tiled roof

Clay Tiles Offer Excellent Durability And Fire Resistance

Clay tile roofs are common on southern and coastal homes, where intense heat and high winds are a concern. Since clay is a manufactured product, roofing tiles are available in a wide range of shapes, sizes, and colors. Clay tiles offer excellent durability and fire resistance. However, clay is slightly heavier than slate, and installing it over typical roof framing may require adding structural reinforcements. Of course, this adds to the project costs.

Colorado Springs Roofing Contractors United Restoration display a clay tiled roof

Clay Tiles Are Not DIY Friendly

Depending on the region you live in, there may be many qualified roofers who can install it properly. Working with clay tile requires cutting with a diamond-blade saw, and it may not be suitable for complex roof designs. It is also relatively fragile and can not be walked on, so repairs can be difficult. The installed cost of clay tiles is comparable to slate. On all but the most basic roof designs, clay tile is not do-it-yourself friendly.

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Roofing Specialists United Restoration in Colorado Springs

The installation, repair or replacement of a roof is an investment in the value of your home, and the homeowner should be equipped with the most comprehensive information available before deciding which options to use. Building contractors such as United Restoration Colorado Springs, who specialize in roofing have expertise in the various roofing materials as well as knowledge of the local conditions in Colorado Springs and other areas in Colorado, United Restoration understands the climate and problems particular to the region. A consultation with United Restoration will provide you, the homeowner with an inspection report and an estimate on the required work. Contact us today if you think your roof needs repair or replacement, the sooner you do, the better off you’ll be.

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