To date, the most selected materials for the roof are slate and clay tiles.

The slate roof, developed on the basis of natural material, possesses not only durability and increased water and thermal insulation properties, but also an unusual beauty. The natural qualities of slate make it possible to cover them with roofs of laborious geometry.

The respectability and the highest operational properties of the slate roof make it necessary in the construction of private buildings in Europe. The characteristic oily shine and the respectable color colors of the slate roof make it possible to give homes the result of antiquity.


Ceramic tiles are often found among selected types of roofing material. For example, in Germany – clay tiles are considered more necessary and popular roofing material.

The attractiveness of clay tiles is due to a whole set of its positive qualities: durability, aesthetics and respectability.

Like a slate roof, the tiling is resistant to temperature extremes, ultraviolet radiation and acid precipitation, does not accumulate static electricity and is considered an excellent sound insulator, and also confronts strong gusts of wind and harmful microorganisms.

The tiled roof does not need painting and repair, and time only adds to its nobility, covering with a touch of antiquity.

A wide palette of colors and varieties of coating make clay tiles a true means of decorating the building, guarantee the widest scope for building creativity.

At present, German manufacturers are leading the clay tile market. These are the companies Сreaton, Erlus, Braas and Meyer-Holsen Dachkeramik. Their most centuries-old skill allows them to give the greatest selection of high-quality natural tiles with a half-century warranty on this product.

By Arlene Huff

Arlene Huff is the founding member of Golden State Online. Before that She was a general assignment reporter. A native Californian, she graduated from the University of California with a degree in medical anthropology and global health. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

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