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Why It’s a Great Idea to Build with Imported Clay Roof Tiles

If you are just discovering the benefits of clay roof tiles, you might be surprised to learn that the origin of these tiles dates back to around 10 000 BC, and so certainly aren’t new to the market. It’s safe to say that clay roof tiles have stood the test of time and as such, you wouldn’t be wasting your time or money by investing in them for your building/construction product.

If quality, longevity and value for money are important to you, clay roof tiles are the solution. They first made their appearance in China and shortly after in the Middle East. From there, the popularity of these tiles spread across Asia and Europe, and yes, you guessed it, it finally made its way to the Americas and Africa. If you take a lookback at history, you will see Greeks, Romans and Egyptians making use of these tiles, and it’s easy to see why people search far and wide for the best imported clay roof tiles (some of the best options do come from far abroad).

When it comes to aesthetic appeal that’s hard to go unnoticed, clay tiles steal the limelight. These tiles look good and are available in a vast variety of colours, textures, shapes and patterns, with profiles to suit every preference and taste too. In the past, these tiles were handmade, but now they’re machine formed, glazed and set at extremely high temperatures to ensure durability and strength. Don’t get us wrong, the hand formed clay tiles of the past were popular for their strength, but modern clay tiles are just so much stronger and more durable.

However, just because a clay tile has a life expectancy of 100 years, it doesn’t mean that it can be left to fend for itself (although we know that it’s perfectly capable of doing that). We always recommend that our clients take the correct measures to prolong the lifespan of the tile and to minimise the potential for damage. It’s important to ensure that the roof is inspected inside and out annually, in order to determine its condition and seek out any potential leaks or weaknesses. When carrying out repair tasks, it’s possible to work solely on the damaged tiles, which is convenient, but it’s important not to exert too much pressure on the tiles while working on them or cleaning them.

That aside, it really does help if you take the time and effort to invest in imported clay tiles of the best quality. Quality alone can ensure longevity of the tile, and when coupled with a good repair and maintenance schedule, you can expect the tiles to last several hundred years and not just 100.

At Marley Roofing, we offer our clients access to a range of world-class clay tiles. These can be imported in various colours, finishes and profiles, and we can also provide the various roofing solutions to meet your needs. Our imported clay roof tiles simply never compromise in terms of quality. They are manufactured from Mediterranean clay deposits (which ensures minimal porosity) of the finest quality, and with the latest manufacturing technology and techniques. As these are specialised tiles often ordered for the most prestigious projects, we only import per order. We have minimum quantity requirements and orders take approximately 8 weeks from the date of order payment to be delivered. If you’re looking for a range of exclusive clay roof tiles, you can expect to find them right here at Marley Roofing.

Our Range of Exclusive Imported Clay Roof Tiles

Our range includes the following roof tiles that are imported from reputable foreign suppliers:

  • Portuguese Natural
  • Royalcoppo Natural
  • Marseilles Natural
  • Portuguese Neo Gothical
  • Royalcoppo Neo Classic
  • Marseilles Neo Classic

We also import a range of clay fittings to complement your clay tiles, and these include Standard Ridge Tiles, Shell Hip Starter, 3-way Junctions and 4-way Junctions.

If you’re interested in our range of imported clay tiles or if you want to find out more about our roofing supplies, we encourage you to connect with us on the social platform of your choice. Give us a call, send us an email, or connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, DesignMind, Twitter or Pinterest. We also have a selection of interesting videos for you to view on YouTube. Get in touch with us and get the best clay roof tiles available on the market.