Updated: May 22
Clay roof tile is a beautiful, durable and fireproof roofing material used in residential and commercial applications. It comes in curved, fluted or flat shapes.
Clay tiles are often red in color and barrel shaped and are often referred to as 'Spanish tile'. A French Tile is a version of clay tile that has more of a fluted design. Clay tile roofing can also look like wood shakes, clean edged contemporary shapes or European villa style roofing. Tile roofing requires additional roof structure to handle the weight of the clay tiles which can be 4 times that of asphalt shingles.
Maintenance Required: Clay roof tiles are virtually maintenance free. They are resistant to fire damage and resistant to rot or insect damage. They stand up to rain, snow or freezing and thawing cycles without damage and tile roofing can also be recycled;
Life Expectancy: 50 to 100 years
Cost: Clay tile roof shingles cost more than wood shakes and can range from $500 to $780 per square (100 square feet of roof area) furnished and installed in 2017 dollars.