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