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Tile roofs come in all shapes and styles made from many different types of materials. Quite a few of the older or more "obscure" tiles are no longer manufactured and can be almost impossible to find replacements for. The most common types like the "S" shaped Spanish tiles are generally made out of clay, very durable and a great choice for those desiring that southwestern or Mediterranean look.

The reasons for choosing tile can be summed up in one sentence: For the way it looks, and the way it lasts.

Roofing tiles can be ceramic (e.g., clay fired at a high temperature) or fabricated from cement concrete. Some of the lighter types use fibers (e.g., cellulose) added for strength. The color of a tile may be dispersed throughout, or it may be applied in the form of a coating. Perhaps the most venerable type of roof tile is the Spanish style red barrel tile made from fired clay. The modern version of this tile is sometimes a cement tile with a suitable coating.

Tile roofs often have enhanced air circulation compared to other roofing types because ambient air can circulate below as well as above the tile. (Wood roofs also have provision for air circulation below the roof, to make sure they always remain dry.) This enhanced air circulation helps the roof shed solar heat more readily.

 

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