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While brittle and heavy, clay tiles can last a long time and are very fire resistant.
Materials: Made from natural clay which is fired in a kiln.
Appearance: Traditional Italian or Spanish look, can also be made to resemble wood shakes or slate.
Eco-Friendly: Made from natural materials but requires significant energy to manufacture.
Durability: Long lasting and low maintenance but brittle and can break.
Weight: Heavy, require reinforced roof framing to support.
Slope: Can be used on moderate to steeper sloped roofs.
Fire & Wind: Excellent fire resistance, fair to low wind resistance.