Clay roofing tiles have been used for centuries, mostly because they can provide a structure with a wide range of benefits and advantages. These types of roofing tiles are ideal for people looking for a tough and environmentally friendly roofing option.

Tough

A clay roof is a great choice if you want to limit the amount of maintenance that you will have to perform. The reason for this is that clay roofing tiles are going to be able to last a lifetime, and are often more than capable of lasting much longer than the house they are installed on. In many cases, your clay roofing tiles will last for at least 100 years.

Another reason that clay roofing is a great choice for someone who wants a strong and durable roof is that clay is one of the most fire-resistant roofing materials available. This makes clay roofing tiles one of the best choices if you live in a very dry area where there is a risk of fire. In those areas, a fire that breaks out in your neighborhood will not be able to spread to your house as easily because the sparks and embers that a fire uses to spread from roof to roof will not be able to ignite your clay roofing tiles.

In addition, clay tiles are not at risk in wet climates where insects and moisture can destroy many other roofing materials. Clay roofing tiles do not have any materials that will cause rot, and insects are unable to bore into or eat the clay tiles.

Environmentally Friendly

Clay roofing tiles are also a great choice if you want to limit your home's energy usage and make your home more environmentally friendly. This is possible in the summer because the clay tiles will reflect light rather than absorb it. When a roof absorbs sunlight, your home heats up and will often lead to you using your air conditioner more often.

Another way that clay roofing tiles can keep your home cool is because of their shape. The shape of clay tiles allows air to flow above and below the tiles, which creates an additional insulating barrier that traps cool air in the home and keeps hot air out. In addition, this insulating barrier can help you keep your heating bills down by preventing cold air from entering the home and warm air from escaping.

Speak to a roofing contractor today in order to discuss whether clay tiles are right for your home. Clay tiles are a fantastic option that is both tough and great for the environment.

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