Tile can be made of either clay or concrete and are ideal for Mediterranean, European and some ranch-style homes. To install clay tiles they are usually additional roof framing that is need to safely handle the weight of the tiles. They are very durable, non-combustible and can reflect over 50% of the sun’s rays, which will create better insulation. Concrete tiles provide greater protection to a home as they are very versatile; they also come in a variety of colors, shapes and textures and have the ability to no look like tiles at all.
- For clay tiles, mined clay is either shaped, glazed or painted, then baked.
- For concrete tiles, sand and crushed rock are mixed with concrete. It is then tinted, then poured into molds.
- If proper underlayment is installed, tile roofs can last a lifetime.
- Offers a wide variety of looks
- Will not attract insects or rot
- Great insulation for an attic
- Very Expensive
- If roofing work needs to be done, some types of tile can crack under body weight.
- Very heavy, and may strain current building support.