NEW TWISTS IN TILES, SHAKES, & SHINGLES Ranging from the fabulous to the fake, new roofing materials offer luxury looks without luxury price tags It used to be that a shake was a shake, a shingle a shingle, and a tile a tile. But with many new roofing products, the definitions are beginning to blur. There are "clay tiles" actually made of steel, "slate" which is actually cement, and "wood shakes" made from asphalt. Why all the replicas? Manufacturers are trying to develop less expensive alternatives that still meet the market's demand for increased durability and aesthetics. Most homebuyers can't afford cement, clay tiles, or slate—but they
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