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When many people think of terra cotta or clay roof tiles, images of the Southwest and California Mission-style architecture are first to come to mind, but terra cotta roof tiles have been considered a traditional building material across the United States for centuries. Each region has developed an affinity for using clay tiles to both complement and protect their unique heritage of architectural styles.


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