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Restoring Terracotta Tiles

Terracotta tiles are cleaned to remove moss and lichen. The tiles are made from natural clay, which is naturally moist, and moss and lichen are attracted to the roof tiles’ surface.  If left, the moss and lichen will continue to grow, and will restrict the flow of rain water.  When restoring terracotta tiles, your roofing…

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Benefits of terracotta roofing

Terracotta, the name of which is Italian for ‘baked earth,’ is a reddish/brownish form of clay commonly used in pottery, sculpting and, as we will discuss today, roofing. Terracotta’s ability to retain its reddish-clay colour for years is one of the features that makes it a commonly used material on the roofs of everything from homes…

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