When you watch old movies, especially those taking place in European countries, you probably see a lot of clay roofs. They have a certain charm to them, and interestingly enough, some of those roofs are still standing.
Clay roofing is one of the longest-lasting roofing materials you can find, and well maintained, it can last for over a century. So why don’t you see more homes with clay roofs? A major concern is the cost. It is not a cheap material to have installed, especially considering that the extra weight could end up costing you extra when you need to strengthen the existing support that you have. It is also a tricky material to install, and if you don’t have a roofer that is experienced with installing clay roofing, it is possible that the roof could get damaged by heavy winds.
If you are thinking of installing clay roofing, it is important that you consider all the factors involved before you take the leap.