Clay Tile Roofing
Clay tile roofing provides great aesthetics for homes with a southwestern or Spanish Mission design as well as some modern design, and comes in a variety of colors.
Tile roofing has an exceptionally long life cycle – and is expected to have a greater lifespan than that of the material on which the roofing rests. Tile won’t rot or burn, and it can’t be harmed by insects. It requires little maintenance, and comes in a variety of colors, types, styles and brands. The clay tiles themselves are fragile, so walking on them can be difficult. Although they are fragile to weight, they are extremely resistent to the elements including harmful UV rays.
The biggest drawback to clay tile can be its weight. Depending on the material used to make it, tile can be very heavy; so much so that it may require additional support and engineering. Additionally, tile generally costs more than traditional asphalt shingle roofs.