Huber & Associates, Expert Clay Tile Historical & Restoration Roofing Contractors
HUBER & ASSOCIATES: EXPERT CLAY TILE HISTORICAL & RESTORATION ROOFING CONTRACTORS
Clay tile is a stylish alternative to conventional shingles that has a unique natural look and feel. Though commonly associated with historical homes, it’s also a great choice for today’s modern, design-conscious properties.
Barry Huber and the Huber & Associates team provide clay tile roofing restoration services for historic homes, private estates and commercial properties throughout the Southeast U.S. and beyond. For more than 40 years, we’ve developed an impressive reputation for quality, skill and excellent customer service.
We are internationally known as expert historical and restoration roofing contractors. We have experience with many roofing styles, formats and materials, including Ludowici clay tiles. Previous clay roof tiling projects we have completed include:
- Private Residence in Palm Beach, FL
- The National Infantry Museum in Columbus, GA (pictured directly above)
Visit our blog to see pictures of the above and read case studies about some of the many other clay roof tile restoration jobs we’ve completed in the past. Ready to get started? Contact us today at (828) 275-7678 to learn more about how we can help you.
A CLASSIC ROOFING MATERIAL YOU CAN TRUST IN YOUR HOME
Humans have used clay roof tiles for thousands of years. It is one of the oldest building materials on the planet with origins that date back to 2,500 BC. A testament to the material's longstanding durability, some of the earliest surviving artifacts are made from clay, and can be found intact today in China and the Near East.
Later on, the use of clay roofing spread into Europe and eventually the New World, where builders prized it for its fire resistance — an important quality as populations began to concentrate in densely packed cities with lax safety standards.
Today, you'll find clay roofing tiles on a range of properties. Several manufacturers, including Ludowici, produce attractive clay tiles in a range of colors, shapes and sizes. There is also a growing market for skilled clay roofing restorers, as an increasing number of people recognize and value the historical significance of clay roofs on older properties.
EXPLORE THE MANY BENEFITS OF CLAY ROOFING
If you’re considering replacing your current roof with clay shingles — or are building a new home and are looking for an alternative to conventional asphalt — there are several good reasons to consider clay. These include:
- Durability: Clay tiles perform better in harsh conditions like earthquakes, hurricanes and other extreme weather. They are naturally resistant to corrosion, and won’t rot over time like wooden tiles. Your investment in a set of high-quality clay tile shingles can be counted on for years of reliable performance in any environment.
- Insulation: Tile roofing is an excellent insulator, keeping your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. As a result, you’ll enjoy more stable interior temperatures without having to rely on your furnace or air conditioner. Let Huber & Associates match you with a product that will save you considerably on your monthly utility bills.
- Appearance: Clay tile roofs have a unique look that can't be mistaken for anything else. They're also highly resistant to fading so your home can retain its appearance well into the future. If you're looking for a way to set your home apart from the neighbors, consider this classic material.
- Value: Due in part to their longevity and superior quality, clay offers one of the best overall values of any roofing product. Not only can clay provide beauty to a structure, but it can also add to your home's resale value. Explore your many options with one of our representatives today.
- Maintenance: Clay roofing is easy to maintain and requires little ongoing service. If a section of your roof becomes damaged, replacing individual tiles is quick and easy, too.
Huber & Associates sells and installs handmade tiles made from vitreous clay, a very durable material that can easily last for 50 years or longer. In some cases, the tiles themselves can last a lifetime if the underlayment — the component responsible for keeping your property dry — is replaced periodically.
You can find our clay tile roofs in homes throughout the Southeast, where they are the ideal complement to both the region's climate and dominant architectural styles. Huber & Associates offers many different types of tiles including Spanish, barrel and-flat shaped, all which are available in a variety of colors and blends including terracotta, warm earth tones, cool grays and refreshing green.
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Clay Roofing Applications
Clay roofing has many potential applications. It is an excellent choice for both homes and businesses, where it offers highly distinctive curb appeal that will make your property stand apart from its neighbors. Though prevalent in the Southwest and Southeast regions, there's no reason it can't be used in more temperate climates as well. In fact, due to its excellent insulating properties, clay roofing can make a considerable impact on your monthly heating bills when colder weather rolls in.
Aside from high-end homes and estates, clay tile lends a unique look to banks, private clubs, restaurants and more.
Clay Tile Repair and Restoration
You can find clay tile on many historical estates and other older properties. Over time, individual tiles can become damaged or go missing. Missing tiles can lead to leaks that slowly compromise the integrity of your roof, as well as drafts, mold and other issues. Taking care to replace them when necessary is the best way to keep your roof looking great for the long term, and keep your home working its best.
Huber & Associates provides clay tile roofing repair for customers across the United States and internationally. Whether we installed your roof initially or not, our team can work quickly to replace broken tiles and prevent damage from spreading to other parts of the home.
We can also provide more extensive restoration services for historical properties. Clay roof restoration is a painstaking process that involves assessing each tile, repairing or cleaning those that can be salvaged and sourcing replacements for those that can’t.
Our team is unique in its ability to bring new life to aging properties through a combination of repair expertise and diligent research. We can consult with historical records and locate new tiles to perfectly match those already on your home.
Clay Tile Re-Roofing
Huber & Associates can also provide clay tile re-roofing for older properties that have been damaged beyond repair, or for homeowners who want to change up the look of their house. Replacing asphalt or other shingles with clay tile offers several big-picture benefits, including improved durability and longer service life. While asphalt roofs typically require replacement every 20-25 years, clay tile can last far longer if properly kept up.
When we perform a clay tile re-roofing, we work quickly to minimize disruption without compromising quality. Our technicians have extensive experience working with clay products — depending on your design needs, we can source an appropriate shingle from one of our many manufacturer partners.
While most people associate clay tile with Spanish Colonial architecture, today's sophisticated manufacturing techniques have opened up its aesthetic possibilities. Clay tile can be cut to any shape or size, and finished in practically any color.
Check out our photo gallery, below, to see examples of some of the work we’ve done in the past. You can also visit our blog to read detailed case studies and learn more about the re-roofing and repair processes.
Re-Roofing vs. Restoring Clay Tiles
Re-roofing and restoration serve different purposes. While repairing minor damage to an existing roof is usually more cost-effective than replacement, a more extensive restoration can be a long and expensive process. However, restoration is the best way to preserve the character of an aging property.
Re-roofing, on the other hand, is an opportunity to change the look of your home or business dramatically. Re-roofing is great if you want to switch to clay tile from another material. It also gives you the opportunity to make upgrades to your roof that will improve its insulation or functional properties.
A Huber & Associates representative would be happy to sit down with you and go over the pros and cons of either option in detail. Each project is unique, and our goal is to help you make informed choices based on your property, your budget, your timeline and other considerations.
Committed to Clay Roofing Excellence
Huber & Associates has won numerous commendations from historical preservation societies for our expertise and diligence in restoring aging properties. The National Roofing and Contractors' Association has named us a Gold Circle Award winner — one of the highest honors in our industry.
We strive to deliver results while making the repair or re-roofing process easy and transparent. We offer a fair price for quality work and stand behind everything we do with excellent customer service. Read more about what other people have said about their experience with Huber & Associates on our Testimonials page, or contact our office for assistance.
WORKING WITH HUBER & ASSOCIATES
Clay tile roofing is a specialized product — one that only a few contractors know how to work with properly. Failing to install a roof correctly can lead to leaks or damage. For a reroofing or clay tile restoration project, the success or failure of the job depends on a contractor’s ability to match the original roof while adding upgrades that enhance its structural integrity.
Huber & Associates has a long history of working with demanding clients to meet all their roofing needs. We can provide custom clay tile roofing repairs, restorations and more.
Give us a call today at (828) 275-7678 to learn more about our clay tile roofing and roofing restoration expertise. For more than 40 years, we have been providing historical restoration and preservation to roofs all over the world — discover for yourself the benefits of working with an expert by making Huber & Associates your partner for any upcoming project.