Tips For Installing Clay Tile Roofs
October 24, 2009
Clay tile roofs are quite commonly found in homes with a Spanish design to them. If you are in the market for a new roof but want to add a lot of character to the roof beyond the standard roofing materials, do consider these tiles. They are likely to add to the charm of your home and may even boost the value of it, especially when the tiles are put in place properly and are ideally suited for your space. Keep in mind the following tips when it comes to installing these in your home.
- Do ensure that the clay tile roofs are adequate for the type of climate you live in. They are great for hot weather but may not be ideal for extreme cold. The manufacturer will list any recommendations in terms of limitations.
- Do follow manufacturer's directions when it comes to installation. Most of the clay roofing comes in barrel tiles. These are semi cylindrical tiles that will overlap each other. This creates a series of rows that have rounded profiles to them. It is attractive and installation is generally not difficult.
- Many manufacturers do recommend that a professional roofer install clay tiles. This is because of the unevenness of many roofs and the requirement for these tiles to be laid properly.
Clay tile roofs installed by homeowners is possible, assuming you have the right tools for the job and the experience laying roofing to do the work. This job may take longer to apply than traditional roofing because each tile is laid individually rather than any sheet of material. Once completed, clay tile roofs are attractive additions to any home's look.