This is my first time posting. I am getting ready to help build our final retirement home in WV. We live 2 1/2 hrs from the Ludowicki factory in Ohio. We took a tour there 5 years ago and liked what we saw, but knew a tile roof would be expensive. Our contractor has figured that we will need 35.25 squares for our roof. Before I call companies to find out the bad news, are there any other ways to save money on this type of roofing material? I thought there might be a place to find "used" Spanish tile from a good manufacturer, but haven't been able to find a website. We may consider renting a truck and at least save on the shipping (if we buy it from Ludowicki) but like I say, I have not called for estimates yet. In reading your forums, I see that VandeHey Raleigh also is a reputable maker of concrete tile, and I have looked at their web site. I will be calling them also. Any suggestions would be appreciated as my wife has her heart set on a Spanish tile roof for our Tuscan style house. However, she will have to decide if the cost of the roof is worth cutting back on something else like the cost of the kitchen, flooring, etc.