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What to Look For When Shopping For Salvaged Materials (page 6 of 10)

Learn what types of materials you can expect to find in reclamation yards and how to inspect the items before you buy.

Excerpted from Do It Yourself Home Improvement

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Example Items: Clay tiles, stone tiles, slates, chimney pots, ridge and hip tiles

Check coloring, especially if trying to match with existing roof — also check that clips have not broken off tiles. When buying a batch of roman tiles, ensure all profiles match — there are subtle variations.

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