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Goose Creek Roofing: Article About Clay Versus Concrete Tiles

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Most people are familiar with the beauty of clay roofing tiles. They are available in various colors and styles, but the traditional barrel design and natural red color often set them apart from other roofing materials. Of course, a clay tile roof is certainly attractive and offers a long lasting roofing option that is both energy efficient and stylish, but there are also some disadvantages with a clay tile roof.

For example, typical clay roofing tiles require special care to keep them in good condition. While they are very durable, they can also be fragile if mistreated. Roofing crew and service technicians who will be working on the roof must know how to walk on the tiles to prevent breakage. Additionally, installation and repairs should always be completed by a qualified Goose Creek roofing contractor. Clay tiles are not a do it yourself project that homeowners can undertake on their own.

One of the biggest advantages with clay tiles, aside from their natural beauty, is that the tiles can often last for over 100 years. This can provide a very cost effective roofing option for homeowners who are willing to invest in the high cost of these tiles. Over time, the initial investment will certainly pay for itself, but homeowners who are on a budget or do not want to put out the extra money for a clay roof still have some excellent options.

A roofing contractor from Lowcountry roofing of Goose Creek SC can answer any question about storm damage or new roofs.

Many homeowners are not familiar with the benefits of concrete roofing tiles. One of the clear advantages concrete tiles have over clay tiles is the cost. This can make concrete tiles an attractive option for homeowners who want to keep roofing costs down while still getting a beautiful roof that will last much longer than a roof with asphalt or fiberglass shingles.

Concrete tiles can be hard to distinguish from many other roofing materials. They are manufactured in various designs and styles as well as many colors. Homeowners can get concrete tiles that look remarkably like wood shakes, ceramic tiles or even a standing metal seam roof.

There has been some concern in the past that concrete tiles could fade, but many of today's high quality concrete tiles offer fade resistant pigments. Of course, concrete offers exceptional durability, often more durable than clay tiles. Additionally, a concrete tile roof is typically about half the cost of having a clay tile roof installed. Therefore, even with a shorter life expectancy, concrete can be an excellent choice for a new roof.

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