Clay tile roofing is one of the most expensive residential roofing materials you can use for your home. As your dependable South Windsor CT roofing contractor, we can attest to residential clay tile roofing’s initially costly requirements. Because of such, many property owners find themselves rejecting the use of the roofing material.

However, clay tile roofing is an exceptional investment. It is highly durable that it can withstand multiple hailstorms despite being brittle to the touch (or footstep). Many medieval and historic properties that still exist today have clay tiles that have gone through centuries of changing climates, rainstorms, hailstorms, and other anomalies. Indeed, these feel like enough proof of its capability to deliver exceptional roofing results for anyone willing to use clay tile roofing on their homes.

On the other hand, clay tile roofing will always provide homes with an aesthetic that spans decades and most likely talks about history more than anything else. While it has a primarily Spanish or Mediterranean feel, clay tile roofs are proof that old, historic nuances will always remain timeless despite finding use in South Windsor CT homes or anywhere else in the world.

In fact, the Eastern hemisphere finds great use for clay tile roofing. A recently-opened Japanese luxury hotel in Kyoto has charmed many tourists because of its clay tile roofs. The Park Hyatt Kyoto, as New York Times writes, is a “glimpse [into] the country’s ancient soul.”

The hotel group might be famous for the three-towered skyscraper housing its Tokyo location, but here you’ll find a low-ceilinged, tile-roofed arrival house, as well as airy guest rooms with tamo wood floors and windows for walls. “It was important for us not to compete with the rich history of Kyoto but to bring some of it indoors,” says the general manager, Mark De Leeuwerk. Throughout the property are artworks and design elements by local craftspeople, including gold-leaf trim done by a 106-year-old artisan and, in the hotel bistro, earthenware by a 16th-generation potter. (Continued)

Indeed, clay’s timeless appeal appears eternal. However, despite clay being capable of lasting beyond 50-70 years, it still has limited functionality despite its highly-capable insulating and protective capabilities. For example, you cannot use spray polyurethane foam or protective paint to preserve the lifespan and durability of clay tiles. Therefore, what you purchased is simply and will always remain what you get after the decades you installed them.

However, there are three modern touches to modern clay tile roofing nowadays.

Concrete and clay mixtures have been shown to help improve the lifespan and durability of traditional clay tiles well beyond their years.

Alternatively, clay tile-shaped metal shingles adopt the aesthetic appeal of clay tiles while providing the benefits and protective capacities of metal roofing materials.

Lastly, solar-cell clay tiles are gaining fame because they can save up on energy, provide decent insulation, and last as long as the traditional clay tiles too. In fact, the Indian Government is planning to use them en masse to help their country according to India Times.

Clay roof tiles, colloquially referred to as Mangalorean tiles, that typically adorn roofs of traditional Goan homes, may soon make way for more modern and solar energy-generating tiles, if Goa Power Minister Nilesh Cabral has his way. Cabral on Wednesday said his Ministry would soon implement the Renewable Energy Service Company (RESCO) model of solar power generation, in which roof space is utilised for outfitting of solar panels that help generate cheaper power. (Continued)

Despite the advances in clay tiles and whether you’re planning to use modern or traditional clay roofing tiles, working with a renowned South Windsor CT roofing company can always make the difference. If you have yet to find one, you can always count on us at Slavin Home Improvements. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you today!