Santa Fe Tile Corporation is the international branch of Ladrillera Santafé, a tile company based out of Columbia. With a manufacturing facility in Miami, FL Santa Fe Tile has provided clay tiles to the roofing industry for 25 years.
Santa Fe Tile offers a selection of tiles in a variety of natural hues or selected colors. Their product line includes:
- Spanish/Large Mixed “S” – Emulates Spanish and Mediterranean architecture.
- Planum – Flat tile that can be used for many styles.
- Selectum – also known as a Mission Barrel tile, this is typically a 2-piece tile, this tile is frequently used in European and in Spanish Colonial style buildings.
- Visum3 – uses a double curvature mixed “S” roof tile for Meditteranean-style roofs.
- Artisan Blend – this is typically a 2-piece tile, this tile is frequently used in European and in Spanish Colonial-style buildings.
Clay has been used as a building material across the globe since as early as 10,000BC in ancient China. It is a natural resource in every geographic region of the world. Clay tiles, also known as ceramic and terracotta tiles, are formed with natural materials which make them environmentally friendly and recyclable. With proper installation, they last 50 – 100 years on average with some lasting hundreds of years.
Naturally weather resistant, clay tiles can withstand the hot Florida summer and cool winter weather. Clay acts as a natural insulator to channel air between tiles and the roof deck to fluctuate between weather changes. They have the highest ratings against fire (Class-A) and impact damage (Class 4). Clay tiles have a wind resistance of up to 200MPH which makes them an ideal choice for hurricane-force winds in Florida.
Clay is naturally porous which makes it resistant to mold and condensation. Because clay is naturally occurring, rainwater collected from tiles is clean and safe to drink as long as mold, moss, and debris are regularly removed. They are also impervious to rot and insect damage. Generally low maintenance, there should be no upkeep for clay tiles unless a tile is cracked or damaged.
While there are many benefits to clay tiles, it is important to note that clay is heavier than concrete and asphalt tiles. Reinforcement to the home or business may need to be implemented to compensate for the added weight. Clay tiles are not suitable for all roofing slopes and require a minimum 4/12 pitch (4” vertical rise per 12” horizontal run) per the International Residential Code (IRC).
Though clay tiles have a high impact rating, they are fragile by nature and are susceptible to pressure such as walking. Due to the weight of clay tiles and the transportation required to move them, the cost of clay tiles is significantly higher than conventional shingles. Clay tiles also take a longer time to install which increases labor costs.
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If you are looking for a particular style for your home or business, Santa Fe clay tiles are an optimal choice as they can be used in various ways to achieve or repair your desired look. We hope you find the style you are looking for in our available selection of Santa Fe tiles. Contact us today for a quote and more information!
O’Hagin Vent Santa Fe Two Piece Pan And Cap$45.10 per item Select options
Santa Fe Mission Barrel HIP, Ridge And Rake type II$20.00 per item Select options
Santa Fe Spanish “S” Top Closure$20.00 per item Select options
Santa Fe Spanish “S” Birdstop$20.00 per item Select options
Santa Fe Royal Eave Closure$22.00 per item Select options
Santa Fe Hip Starter$55.00 per item Select options
Santa Fe Mission Barrel Eave Closure$20.00 per item Select options