There are several options for roofing on homes that makes a home not only look good but also is economical. The most obvious choice for most homeowners is tar and asphalt shingles but the most economical and durable choice would be tile roofs. These are the most classic style of roofing available. Clay shingles have been used for several hundred years.

Clay overlays are becoming the new choice of homeowners who do not want to have to worry about replacing their roof every twenty years. They are quickly gaining in popularity over other materials because they are eco-friendly, extremely durable and can last up to a century.

This type of covering for homes comes in a variety of colors and styles. Spanish clay offers a tapered design with a mission shape to make a bright highlight for a home. Japanese clay has a unique interlocking system. The Japanese style is the best choice because they generally do not have a glaze, so they will not chip and crack over time.

If you are looking for a less raised style, flat clay is always an option. They too have an interlocking system that allows them to fit together without any seams and gives the same effects as a slate roof. A turret style is a fan shaped tile somewhat new to the market. These can give a very decorative look to any home.

The biggest advantage to using this type of covering for a home is that they are great as an insulator. The installation of some of these create “dead air space” beneath them which prevents cold and heat from penetrating through to the interior of the home. This not only insulates but can also help save on heating and cooling bills as well.

It is important to know that clay time is very heavy and before paying for the materials and installations, you should have the structure of the home evaluated. If the structure of the roof is not sufficient, it could cause the roof to collapse. You should also choose a time of year when the air is warm and dry to have this type of roof installed.

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