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The people of Cornett Roofing Systems are the clay tile roofing experts, based in the Midwest, with decades of experience in tile installation, restoration, and repair. We perform clay tile work on many historic buildings, churches, and residences, including French and Spanish tile roofs. In addition, 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. If you need repair or installation from the area’s top clay tile roof installers, call the experts at Cornett Roofing!

You can download our tile roofing services brochure by clicking here.

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The Perfect Mix of Beauty & 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

Clay roof tiles have been used for centuries worldwide. A tile roof is not only beautiful, but is also extremely durable. With proper building design and installation, these roofs can last 50 to 100 years (or more). They do not rot in wet climates, are not susceptible to destruction by pests, can be used in any climate, and can withstand the most severe of weather conditions, including fire, wind, and snow.

Our tile roofs are made from naturally occurring materials, manufactured without chemical preservatives. The old clay tiles can be recycled to make new tiles or other products. Moreover, clay tiles are energy efficient; because of the superior thermal capacity of roof tiles and the ventilated air space that their placement on the roof surface creates, a tile roof can lower air conditioning costs in hotter climates and produce more constant temperatures in colder regions, which reduces potential ice accumulation.

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Clay Roof Repair and Maintenance

While clay tile roofing is one of the most durable roofing systems ever invented, they do require periodic maintenance. Loose, cracked, and missing clay tiles are often found, due to age, storms, animals, and other causes. 

Our clay tile roofing experts will carefully inspect and repair these tile systems, which is a highly specialized roofing skill. Trust your repair and service needs to Cornett Roofing Systems!

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. Another critical factor is that clay tiles never fade. If used 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

  • Unsurpassed Beauty and Style
  • Lasts 100 Years or More
  • Fireproof
  • Offers Maximum Resistance to Hail
  • Lowers Energy Bills and Insurance Premiums
  • Increases Your Home Value
  • Available in a Wide Selection of Colors & Styles
  • Quiet During Rain
  • Costs Far Less Over Time Than Asphalt Roofing
  • Environmentally Friendly

Advantages of Choosing Cornett Roofing Systems as Your Clay Tile Roof Contractor


While many roofing companies lack the necessary skill and expertise to install clay tiles professionally, the professionals at Cornett Roofing Systems are roof tile specialists. Our team can provide you with a beautiful, premium-quality clay tile roof that exceeds your expectations. Our experts can also help you with design and color choices to fit the style of your existing architecture.

Some things that make us stand out among the competition include:


  • One of the most exemplary reputations in the region for quality roofing
  • Access to specialized roofing materials
  • Free estimates
  • No high-pressure sales
  • Lifetime warranties on most of our new roofs
  • Full insurance and licensing


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 have more than 50 years of service life left, at a much reduced price versus new clay tile.

If interested in reclaimed tile, email us by clicking here.

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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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