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    Thailands Clay Roof Tiles, yet another roofing thread.

    The Thai clay roof tiles are nice and classy, but i reckon they do need a lot of upkeep and are damn expensive to do roofs in these roof tiles, the reason for the expense is that they are so heavy and you need like 100 odd of them to cover 1 square meter, the roof tiles vary between 8baht and 16baht per piece, due to the small size of the roof tiles you do need a hell of a lot of steel cross beams, ie about every 15cms, some of the tiles have been varnished in the following pictures and I think this is something that you would need to do every year due to damage by the sun and heat, but they do look damn classy.


















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    Is there some reason all the roof tiles are so dark? Seems like lighter colors would result in a cooler house. On Saipan I painted the entire roof with some sort of special waterproof, snow-white reflecting pain that did a great job of keeping things cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buadhai
    I painted the entire roof with some sort of special waterproof, snow-white reflecting paint
    That would tend to spoil the classic look of handmade clay roof tiles though

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by buadhai
    I painted the entire roof with some sort of special waterproof, snow-white reflecting paint
    That would tend to spoil the classic look of handmade clay roof tiles though
    He prolly thinks Hawaiian shirts look 'classy'.

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    Thanks for the post and the pictures, I am considering these for our own build.

    One point in their favour (apart from the great looks), when it rains they absorb some of the water, which then evaporates after the rain stops cooling the roof space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    some of the tiles have been varnished in the following pictures
    Are you sure that's varnish, I thought it was a glaze.

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    The glazed tiles wouldn't of course absorbe any water and therefore not benefit from the cooling effect of evaporation.

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