Mangalore tiles are named after a city in West India. They are made from a certain type of red clay or laterite clay. This material is harder than other kinds of building clay. The roofing tiles are believed to have originated in some parts of Spain and Italy in the mid-1800s.
Manufacturing and Installation
Once good quality clay has been screened and selected, it’s placed in a mold for cutting to specific dimensions. The pieces are then placed on another machine to engrave the company logo and designs. After this, the tiles are manually adjusted, fired and glazed.
The laying process of clay tiles is similar to concrete tiles. Mangalore roofing tires were originally laid with wooden purlins. However, since wood has become more expensive, steel frameworks are becoming more popular. The roofing tiles are laid from bottom-up once the purlins are set down. They have batten lugs on the bottom that lock in with the purlin, meaning they don’t require nailing. Your roofer will pour mortar mix on the areas where ridges and hip starters are laid.
Why Choose Mangalore Tiles?
Whether it’s an exterior painting service or roof replacement, it’s important to hire a reputable contractor. Make sure to hire a company that installs high-quality clay. At NC Rebuild, Inc., we work with leading manufacturers in the industry to ensure you’re getting the best products for your home.
Mangalore tiles help in regulating electrical energy flow within a building or home. They can help save energy costs due to their insulative property. Since it’s made of clay, they have very little to no negative impact on the environment. These tiles are not as costly to produce, meaning, it’s a cost-effective option. Moreover, these tiles aren’t combustible, making them an ideal option for areas prone to wildfires.
Interested in Mangalore roofing tiles? Choose NC Rebuild, Inc. for your roof replacement project. We are a leading provider of roof replacement and fiber cement siding repair services. Call us at (919) 625-5453 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve clients in Durham, NC.