Roof Tile

Roof Tile

Products With over a century of experience, MCA Clay Roof Tile uses modern ceramics technology to transform rich raw materials into a vast spectrum of natural terra cotta, matte, or high gloss glazed clay roof tiles. MCA’s products are offered in a wide array of sizes, textures, colors and blends, presenting the opportunity for creativity and customization of residential, commercial, and institutional buildings. Learn More Cool Roof Tiles MCA is the number one leader in clay cool roof tile manufacturing in the U.S. MCA offers 82 CRRC rated colors of clay tile, creating an endless array of custom or designer blends. At no additional cost, MCA products can qualify for LEED points with tiles made from locally resourced raw natural materials, a high recyclable content, and a selection of Energy Star® and Cool Roof rated colors. Learn More Gallery MCA has proudly provided clay roof tile to an extensive variety of residential, commercial, and institutional buildings. From custom homes, hotels, schools, naval bases, theme parks, historical landmarks, and more, MCA Clay Roof Tile is featured worldwide. View an assorted selection of completed projects displaying MCA’s success in complementing architectural vision and design. Learn More
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Roof Tile

The spread of the roof tile technique has to be viewed in connection with the simultaneous rise of monumental architecture in ancient Greece. Only the newly appearing stone walls, which were replacing the earlier mudbrick and wood walls, were strong enough to support the weight of a tiled roof. As a side-effect, it has been assumed that the new stone and tile construction also ushered in the end of ‘Chinese roof’ (Knickdach) construction in Greek architecture, as they made the need for an extended roof as rain protection for the mudbrick walls obsolete.
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Roof Tile

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The earliest finds of roof tiles in archaic Greece are documented from a very restricted area around Corinth, where fired tiles began to replace thatched roofs at two temples of Apollo and Poseidon between 700 and 650 BC. Spreading rapidly, roof tiles were within fifty years in evidence for a large number of sites around the Eastern Mediterranean, including Mainland Greece, Western Asia Minor, and Southern and Central Italy. Early roof tiles showed an S-shape, with the pan and cover tile forming one piece. They were rather bulky affairs, weighing around 30 kg (66 lb) apiece. Being more expensive and labour-intensive to produce than thatch, their introduction has been explained by their greatly enhanced fire resistance, which gave desired protection to the costly temples.
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Production of dutch roof tiles started in the 14th century when city rulers required the use of fireproof materials. At the time, most houses were made of wood and had thatch roofing, which would often cause fires to quickly spread. To satisfy demand, many small roof tile makers began to produce roof tiles by hand. Many of these small factories were built near rivers where there was a ready source of clay and cheap transport.
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Gallery MCA has proudly provided clay roof tile to an extensive variety of residential, commercial, and institutional buildings. From custom homes, hotels, schools, naval bases, theme parks, historical landmarks, and more, MCA Clay Roof Tile is featured worldwide. View an assorted selection of completed projects displaying MCA’s success in complementing architectural vision and design. Learn More
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MCA has proudly provided clay roof tile to an extensive variety of residential, commercial, and institutional buildings. From custom homes, hotels, schools, naval bases, theme parks, historical landmarks, and more, MCA Clay Roof Tile is featured worldwide. View an assorted selection of completed projects displaying MCA’s success in complementing architectural vision and design.
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Roof tiles are ‘hung’ from the framework of a roof by fixing them with nails. The tiles are usually hung in parallel rows, with each row overlapping the row below it to exclude rainwater and to cover the nails that hold the row below. There are also roof tiles for special positions, particularly where the planes of the several pitches meet. They include ridge, hip and valley tiles. These can either be bedded and pointed in cement mortar or mechanically fixed.
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Products With over a century of experience, MCA Clay Roof Tile uses modern ceramics technology to transform rich raw materials into a vast spectrum of natural terra cotta, matte, or high gloss glazed clay roof tiles. MCA’s products are offered in a wide array of sizes, textures, colors and blends, presenting the opportunity for creativity and customization of residential, commercial, and institutional buildings. Learn More
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With over a century of experience, MCA Clay Roof Tile uses modern ceramics technology to transform rich raw materials into a vast spectrum of natural terra cotta, matte, or high gloss glazed clay roof tiles. MCA’s products are offered in a wide array of sizes, textures, colors and blends, presenting the opportunity for creativity and customization of residential, commercial, and institutional buildings.
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Fired roof tiles are found as early as the 3rd millennium BC in the Early Helladic House of the tiles in Lerna, Greece. Debris found at the site contained thousands of terracotta tiles having fallen from the roof. In the Mycenaean period, roofs tiles are documented for Gla and Midea.
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Whether you are an architect, designer, roofing contractor, or homeowner, the information you need to select the roofing tile for your next project is here. You’ll find a showcase on each of our major product lines and color charts to help in your roof design. Technical information, such as specification guidelines, installation instructions, and architectural drawings, is available.
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Similarly to roof tiling, tiling has been used to provide a protective weather envelope to the sides of timber frame buildings. These are hung on laths nailed to wall timbers, with tiles specially molded to cover corners and jambs. Often these tiles are shaped at the exposed end to give a decorative effect. Another form of this is the so-called mathematical tile, which was hung on laths, nailed and then grouted. This form of tiling gives an imitation of brickwork and was developed to give the appearance of brick, but avoided the brick taxes of the 18th century.
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Slate roof tiles were traditional in some areas near sources of supply, and gave thin and light tiles when the slate was split into its natural layers. It is no longer a cheap material, however, and is now less common.