Clay tiles or Shingles

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Clay tiles or Shingles

Post by nikotromus » Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:18 pm

Hola Amigos,

We have looked at houses with both shingles, and the clay, U shaped tiles. Which is better?

Also, we see a lot of flat roofs out there. I am skeptical about flat roofs and their ability to shed water properly. Is this a well founded fear, or just ignorant paranoia?

Gracias in advance for your expertise!

Ryan

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Re: Clay tiles or Shingles

Post by nikotromus » Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:47 pm

Once I found the name of the tile roofs (Terracotta), I was able to do a little compare and contrast research. It looks like they are a higher quality roof than asphalt shingles.

https://eagleroofing.com/tile-roofs-vs- ... fferences/

http://www.improvenet.com/r/costs-and-p ... ta-roofing

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