Updated: May 22
Concrete tile roofing is an extremely durable material that interlocks and is a more economical choice than clay roof tiles. Concrete tile roofs, just as with clay tile roofs, require a roof structure capable of handling the additional weight over asphalt shingles. The range of aesthetic pleasing concrete tile roofing options has improved over early versions due to advances in pigmenting technologies and manufacturing technologies. Concrete tiles can now look like wood shake, clay tiles, slateor stone and have a range of finish textures including being smooth or textured.
Maintenance Required: Concrete tile roofs bring extreme durability and can last 50 to 100 years or more. Concrete tiles are fire resistant and carry a Class A fire rating and unlike asphalt shingles, concrete tiles are also resistant to hail damage and strong winds. Tiled roofs are designed to meet hurricane force winds when properly installed (up to 150 MPH).
Life Expectancy: 50 to 100 years
Cost: Concrete tile roof shingles often cost less than than clay tile roofs and can range from $450 to $575 per square (100 square feet of roof area) furnished and installed in 2017 dollars.