Clay Tile Roofing
When you think of the popular architecture of warmer and desert climates, you probably envision clay tile roofs. There is a reason for this. When you consider how to keep your home or business cool, the most common thing that comes to mind is air conditioning. However, the first real line of defense against the heat is a building’s roof. A good roof should release the sun’s rays, not store and absorb them. That is exactly what a clay tile roofing does, making it a great option to combat the Corpus Christi heat.
Traditional clay tiles keep buildings cool through their shape as much as their composition. Terra cotta tiles go through a baking process in ovens, or kilns, which makes them harder and less porous in terms of holding heat. Most often they’re molded into an “S” shape, forming interlocking arches across a roof. The space beneath the arch of each of the tiles allows for air and water circulation and runoff. This prevents heat from being trapped and therefore, keeps the home cooler.
Weight can sometimes be a factor in clay roofing. Many clay roofs sit on top of concrete and stucco homes, and with good reason. These are heavy and therefore, need a solid foundation for load-bearing as well as wind and earthquake resistance. So, it’s important to talk to your roofing contractor before deciding on a clay roof.
Call Chuy’s Roofing. We’ll come to your home or business, evaluate your structure, and provide you with a free, no-obligation estimate.