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Terracotta is a type of clay-based ceramic, which is documented as one of the oldest roofing materials, dating way back to 10,000 BC. The main advantage was that its longevity and ability to withstand harsh weather.
Unfortunately, terracotta is very heavy which means transporting and installation is costly and time-consuming; it also means that the roof has to be very strong to support this heavy weight. It is also very costly to make, which is why synthetic terracotta roof tiles have made a breakthrough as a roofing material of choice. Our factory has been making these plastic terracotta tiles for decades and it is currently one of our biggest exports.
Use of plastic terracotta roof tiles is synonymous with wealth, class, and stature, but in today’s world it means additional costs when building a home. Synthetic terracotta roof tiles on the other hand is made from plastic that can be recycled easily if and when the roof is replaced. It comes in the typical red/blue colouring of the Mediterranean region, giving the house a very classy and classic look.
Because our synthetic plastic terracotta tiles are so lightweight, many of the different layers needed to build a normal roof can be omitted. A home made with synthetic terracotta roof tiles will be less costly to construct and can speed up construction quite significantly. Because they are so light and easy to transport, the laying of the roof takes very little time and mounting and fixing can be done by a limited number of workers.