When it comes to style, classic options always have the distinct benefit of timelessness and undeniable appeal. This is true for roofing as well, evident in the popularity and the functional and aesthetic benefits inherent in tile roofing. Here’s a look at the development of tile roofing systems, one of the most popular residential roofing options.
The history of tile roofing goes back several centuries to B.C. As natural shelters would naturally be in the form of caves, the “roofs” over their heads were inevitably made of stone tiles.
The Introduction of Slopes
As ancient humans moved from caves to their own artificially built dwellings, it didn’t take long for them to recognize the benefits of sloped roofs as opposed to flat ones. Most evidence points to Asia Minor and early China as the roots of tile in the form of artistic roofing. As natural stones tend to crumble, metal succumbs to oxidation, and clay perishes to decay, historians could trace the movement of early humans, thanks to the enduring qualities of terracotta roofing tiles.
Continued Use in Modern Times
The mere fact that tile roofing still has practical applications in today’s world is a testament to its dependability. Be it in the commercial or residential roofing setting, it remains one of the top choices among property owners, designers and builders.
Tile roofs have many benefits on top of its classic appeal. Ask your roofer about it to determine if it is the roofing option that fits your needs.
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