Tile roof styles include mission, rounded and flat. Tile roofing systems can be made of concrete, rubber, or clay and are extremely durable. Although there’s little maintenance necessary, the underpinning for your roof must be able to handle the extra weight that tile carries and replacement costs are high.
Clay and concrete tiles have similar physical properties and installation methods. Concrete is typically cheaper to manufacture than clay and it can be made anywhere. Clay tiles must be made near a clay quarry, so additional freight cost can be an issue, and add to the cost of the roof. A well-constructed clay or concrete tile roof should last more than 50 years