Tiled roofs are beautiful and durable. Traditionally, most roofing tiles were made from slate or a fired clay or terra cotta product, but today's roofing titles are very often made from molded, tinted concrete. Roofing tiles can come in many shapes: curved, flat, fluted, or interlocking, and in many styles.
Tile roofing is a great choice for roofs that experience hot weather or exposure to salt air. This is why you very often see tile roofs in the Southwest, coastal Florida, and California. They can also be ideal for climates in which infrequent rains dump large amounts of water in a short time, since many styles are excellent at shedding rainfall from cloudbursts.
Benefits of Tile Roofing
Clay and concrete tile roofs have been known to withstand hail, high winds, and even fire. Once you install tile, you will never have to install another type of roofing again. Just in case, most manufacturers will offer a 50-year warranty.
Impervious to rot and insect damage
Unlike wood, tiles roofs will never decay.
Environmentally friendly material
Tile roofs are made from earth minerals, not chemicals, and they can be pulverized and recycled when they are removed.
The heavy thermal mass of tiles will help regulate indoor temperatures.
Leaks are almost unheard of, and it is very rare for tile roofs to require repairs or maintenance unless they break due to heavy impact.
Plenty of choices
Clay, concrete, and slate tiles come in a wide variety of colors and styles to match any home style, from Medieval to Contemporary European. Some styles even resemble traditional shingles or wood shakes