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Are terracotta tiles a good choice for a roof?

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Yes, we can say that it will definitely be a good choice. Terracotta is very hardy and has been known to last hundreds of years if it's treated right. Terracotta is also waterproof and fire resistant, offering good protection from the elements. The durability of a complete, tiled terracotta roof also comes down to how well it's constructed and maintained.

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Are terracotta roofs expensive? How much are terracotta roofs?

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Terracotta roof tiles cost $10 to $25 per square foot to install. This includes a material price of $5 to $10 per square foot, which is more expensive than clay. Terracotta is a kind of clay where the manufacturer bakes the color into the material during the firing process.

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How long do terracotta roofs last?

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Terracotta, like other clay options, can last more than 100 years. There are even long-standing European buildings that have had terracotta roofs for centuries. They outlast other materials, both because of their resistance to detrimental elements and their decreased propensity to decay.

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Which is better terracotta or concrete roof tiles?

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Higher price - terracotta roofing tiles are typically more expensive than concrete roofing because of its superior durability, finishing, resistance to weathering, and its natural fire-proof nature, as clay roof tiles are baked at extremely high temperatures and will not burn.

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Can I walk on a clay tile roof?

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Broken tiles can easily compromise the roof's integrity, leading to structural and roofing damage and costly repairs. Therefore, to protect your expensive investment, you should avoid walking on your clay roof, leaving inspections, maintenance, and repairs to the roofing professionals.

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Is clay tile a good roof?

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Top quality clay roof tiles like terracotta tiles are among the most durable roofing materials. They're affordable in the long run. Because of their long lifespan, installation and maintenance costs are considerably lower than other materials in the long run. They can withstand disasters.

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Are clay roofs expensive?

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Installing a clay roof costs between $7 and $25 per square foot. The price you pay depends mainly on the style you choose but also on the size and complexity of the install. Materials generally run from $3 to $8 per square foot. The average total cost to install a clay tile roof is around $14,000.

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What are Chinese roof tiles called?

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They are called Glazed roof tiles. Glazed roof tiles have been used in China since the Zhou Dynasty (c. 1046 – 256 BC) as a material for roofs.

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What are Chinese roof tiles made of?

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There, traditional Chinese roofs are covered in thousands of glazed ceramic tiles, layered one on top of the other over the years. The curved tiles, unique to ancient Chinese architecture, are formed with clay on top of a round wooden mold, then cut to create each gently sloped shape.

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What are Japanese roof tiles called?

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The Japanese roof tiles, called kawara, are one of the most noticeable elements of the Japanese landscape, especially in Kyoto, which still has many traditional houses. These roof tiles have high cultural importance, since they have been decorating the Japanese scenery for more than 1,400 years.

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