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The Cornett Roofing Systems team is your trusted source for clay tile roofs in the Midwest. Our crews boast decades of industry experience and expertise in these systems’ installation, repair and restoration. Our expertise extends to homes, churches and historical buildings and includes specialized installations like Spanish tile roofs and French clay systems.

Additionally, we have one of the largest collections of tile roofing in inventory for matching historic and existing installations. Cornett Roofing is an active member of the Tile Roofing Industry Alliance, a professional group for clay tile roofing contractors. We’re the only call you need to make if you want to partner with the area’s expert in clay tile roofing.

Download our tile roofing services brochure to explore all the ways we can help.

Tell us about your clay tile roofing project today!

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The Perfect Mix of Beauty and Durability

There isn’t an asphalt shingle on the market that can match the aesthetics of a clay roof tile. With numerous styles, hundreds of colors and a wide variety of finishes available, you can create a roof to suit virtually any architectural style. More and more homeowners and architects are choosing Spanish or French tiles in recent years, as sustainability becomes more culturally important.

Clay Tile Roof Life Spans

Thanks to their beauty and durability, clay roof tiles have been popular worldwide for centuries. These roofs last 50 years to a century or more when properly designed, installed and maintained. They’re moisture-, rot- and pest-resistant and adaptable to any climate. Plus, they can withstand extreme conditions like high winds, heavy snow and fire.

Our tile roofs contain naturally occurring materials and no chemical preservatives. Their traits include recyclability, so they can transform into new tiles or other products. Moreover, clay tiles are energy efficient. They have outstanding thermal properties and create a ventilated air cushion underneath them that helps reduce cooling needs in hot weather. The same properties benefit them in winter as well, allowing the tiles to retain heat and safeguarding them against ice accumulation.

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Clay Tile Roof Repair and Maintenance

Although clay tiles are exceptionally durable, these systems need occasional maintenance to remain at their best. Wildlife, weather and age can all lead to loose, missing or cracked tiles. We generally recommend a professional inspection every one to two years so we can identify and resolve any potential issues proactively. Our experts have the specialized skills to inspect and repair your clay tile roof as needed, supporting its function and beauty.

Clay Tile vs. Concrete Tile Roofing

While many people mistakenly interchange clay and concrete when referring to tiles, there are significant differences between the two. Clay tiles consist of molded and baked clay, while concrete tiles primarily contain sand, cement and water. More importantly, each type offers its own unique set of benefits.

Concrete tiles are heavier than clay tiles, so it’s critical to ensure a building can support the weight of a concrete roof. Concrete tiles are also denser, resulting in increased durability in freezing temperatures. However, concrete absorbs more water, making it more prone to mold and mildew.

Compared to concrete, clay tiles require less maintenance. They also offer natural color consistency and never fade, making them ideal for properties with a lot of sun exposure. In climates where temperatures are relatively steady, clay tiles are at the top of the list for durability.

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Benefits of Installing a Natural Clay Tile Roof

Home- and property owners worldwide choose natural clay tile for benefits like:

  • Aesthetics: These roofing systems create unsurpassed beauty and style and are available in a wide selection of colors and types to match any taste.
  • Durability: Clay tile roofs are fireproof, offer maximum resistance to hail and can last 100 years or longer with proper care.
  • Savings: This solution can help lower energy bills and insurance premiums and increase your home value. Clay tile roofs also cost far less over time than asphalt roofing.
  • Peacefulness: These roofing systems help to absorb and dampen noise, making them exceptionally quiet during rain.
  • Sustainability: Clay tiles are among the most environmentally friendly roofing materials since they’re natural, recyclable and long-lasting.

Advantages of Choosing Cornett Roofing Systems as Your Clay Tile Roofing Company


These roofs represent an investment in your property, so it’s best to choose a tile roofing company that specializes in them. The Cornett Roofing Systems team is the one you can trust in the greater Indianapolis area. Our experts can provide you with a beautiful, premium-quality clay tile roof that exceeds your expectations and help you with design and color choices to fit the style of your existing architecture.

Several factors make us stand out among the competition:


  • We have a history of happy customers and one of the most exemplary reputations in the region for quality roofing.
  • Our team has access to specialized roofing materials.
  • We gladly offer free estimates and make it easy to request them.
  • We don’t believe in high-pressure sales.
  • Cornett Roofing Systems proudly offers lifetime warranties on most of our new roofs.
  • Our team is fully licensed and insured.


As the Midwest clay tile roofing experts, Cornett Roofing Systems has amassed one of the largest collections of reclaimed tile in the country. Reclaimed clay tile is roofing material that has often outlasted the building it was installed on and was removed. Most of our clay tile inventory has more than 50 years of service life left, at a much reduced price versus new clay tile.

Email our team for details on our current availability of reclaimed clay tile.

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Contact Indiana’s Premier Clay Tile Roofing Company Today

Cornett Roofing Systems is a family-owned and -operated business serving the Franklin and Indianapolis areas since 1991. We pride ourselves on our superior customer service, premium materials, and expert repairs and installations. If you’re ready to begin the journey of installing your new clay tile roof, contact us today.

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