Historic materials found across Canada.
Clay tiles have been used in Canada since the early 1900s as a popular roofing material due to their durability and resistance to harsh weather conditions. Clay tiles were initially imported from Europe, but by the 1920s, US and Canadian manufacturers began producing their own clay tiles. The use of clay tiles continued to increase in popularity throughout the 20th century, with many historic buildings and homes still featuring clay tile roofs today. In recent years, there has been a resurgence in the use of clay tiles for both residential and commercial buildings due to their eco-friendliness, energy efficiency, and aesthetic appeal. Overall, clay tiles have played an important role in Canadian architecture and continue to be a popular roofing choice for many.
Below is a selection of just some tiles we’ve located for clients from coast to coast. If you’re trying to identify what tile is on your roof or just in need of some spare pieces, we’re ready to help.
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Should the material required be unavailable we work with multiple manufactures which can recreate individual pieces or entire roofs. This allows us to salvage areas of tile blending in our new “aged” tile with the existing. This approach has saved insurance companies millions of dollars in unnecessary replacement. The idea of ” replace the whole roof” is a situation that benefits neither the client nor the insurance company.