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Chesterfield VA Roofing Clay tile Services
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Clay Tile Roof
Tiles are available in concrete or clay with clay being more expensive. They come in many colors, and their shapes include the half-barrel, S-shape, interlocking, and flat. They have a life expectancy of 50 to 100 years, but since they are very heavy the roof must be constructed to support additional weight. Additionally, most clay tile manufactures do not recommend walking on them due to a high probability of damage. The tiles sometimes are pre-fitted to 2 by 6-foot boards which are then nailed to solid plywood roof sheathing or the decking. They are similar in expense to wood roofing but life expectancy is much longer and its fire resistance is exceptional.
Clay tiles have a great natural look and are a readily renewable source. They are manufactured from clay and water then fired at high temperatures. As a rule, they have minimal water absorption and high resistance to high heat cracking. However, they do not withstand freeze and thaw cycles well unless you opt for the reinforced kind which is more expensive. Because of the freeze and thaw cycles in VA, most clients use the more expensive kind. They do have a very long lifespan about 100 years making them one of the most durable roofing materials available.