Roof Tile Colors
ABOUT ROOF TILES AND THEIR SELECTION OF COLORS...
Introduction to Roof Tiles
|In this article we will discuss the ranges of colors applied to roof tiles. The most popular of course being the Terracotta clay tile, which has been used for centuries, and is wrapped in tradition and history. The reddish color comes from the large amount of iron oxide properties in clay and remains a popular choice for its earthy tone easily blends in with your house bricks and pavers.|
As the years go by we have seen many more colors come to the forefront of traditional tile roofing. Some of the more common colors today are charcoal, red-browns, blacks, beige and tans.
|The reason for the surge in color varieties in Roof Tiles is the fact that there are so many more materials being used to tile roofs nowadays. Things like; slate, iron, brick and concrete. Hence, there are a wider variety of color choices. You can also have the color you desire custom mixed by particular manufacturers, just for you.|
Terracotta Roof Tiles
Terra cotta is a baked clay tile. It is a ceramic clay, that is waterproof, semi-fired and has a very hard consistency. It is also used for pottery and construction. It has a natural red-brown color or it can be glazed with almost any color you require. The red-brown color is a result of the large percentage of iron oxide in the clay.
|It has been around for centuries and continues to be a common choice in Roof Tile color choice. The great thing about the color Terracotta is that is an earthy color and matches up nicely to bricks and pavers that may have been used around your property.|
Clay Roof Tile Colors
Clay is the first material used for Roof Tiles and it seems that it will remain a common roofing material for some time. Its density and waterproof features make it an ideal material for Roof Tiles.
Here is a list of some of the colors that are available in Clay Roof Tiles:
Glazed Tile Colors
Glazed Roof Tiles have a type of mirror effect for they have a very shinny finish on them. These glazed varieties create lovely effects when applied to Rooftops.
Here are some of the colors available in Glazed finishes:
Concrete Roof Tile Colors
The advantage of using concrete Roof Tiles is that you can virtually any color you can imagine. With the development of color pigments that are thrown into concrete mixers, the choice of colors has gone through the roof! Pigments can be blended together to form colors you have probably never seen before.
|This is great for those who like to have an original touch to the features of their property, in this case Roof Tiles. This technology allows you to match the Roof Tiles with any other materials featured in your property, such as; pavers, house bricks, concrete or slate. The choices are endless!|