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Roof tiles are usually made from slate or clay, yet they are alsoavailable in concrete, plastic, and other more modern roofing materials.

Concrete roof tiles are made from sand, cement, and pigment,cement roof tiles do not rot, curl, burn, or rust, and have ahigh solar reflectance.

Clay roof tiles offer authenticity and architectural character,and can be suited to both modern and historical appearances.Clay roof tile can also withstand climatic elements well, andtheir durability improves with exposure. The combination ofperformance and aesthetic enhancement make clay roof tile apopular choice.

A clay tile is a manufactured piece of hard-wearing materialsuch as ceramic, stone. Roof tiles are designed mainly to keepout rain, and are traditionally made from locally available materialssuch as clay or slate and some clay tiles have a waterproofglaze.

There are many roof tile shapes available and all shapes allowfor overlapping and/or interlocking, and they are hung in parallelrows from the framework of a roof.

Flat tiles - the simplest type, which are laid in regular overlappingrows.
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Imbrex and Tegula, an ancient Roman pattern of curved andflat tiles that make rain channels on a roof.
Roman tiles - flat in the middle, with a concave curve at oneend at a convex curve at the other, to allow interlocking.
Pantiles - with an S-shaped profile, allowing adjacent tilesto interlock. These result in a ridged pattern resembling aploughed field.

Interlocking roof tiles are similar to pantile with side and toplocking to improve protection from water and wind.Roof tiles are ‘hung’ from the framework of a roof by fixingthem with nails. The tiles are usually hung in parallel rows,with each row overlapping the row below it to exclude rainwaterand to cover the nails that hold the row below.

Concrete tile is now a roofing material. Shingles, simulatedwood shakes, lighter-weight tiles and concrete panels arebeing manufactured from a variety of fiber-reinforced cementproducts. Some are coated with plastics, enamels, or thin metals,and some contain recycled material. Although the productsthemselves are not yet recyclable, they are a good choice fordurability and resource efficiency.

The advantages of concrete roofing vary from product toproduct, but generally they all have a long lifespan, require lowmaintenance, offer good fire protection and are resistant to rotand insects. Many tiles mimic the appearance of wood shakes,while improving on the durability and fire protection that realwood affords. It can approximate the look of clay tile or slatewhile mitigating the structural problems caused by the weightof the real material.

Concrete is more expensive than some roofing materials, andearly types of concrete roofing had problems with the materialcurling, breaking and changing color. Technology has improved,however, and these problems have mostly been overcome.Style and color choices are expanding, and by mixing the cementwith additives, manufacturers and making lighter andlighter products.

Clay roofing tile is a good choice for homes with a southwestern,Italian, or Spanish Mission design, or even for homes witha modern, clean look.

Tile lasts a long time - its expected lifespan is greater thanthe lifespan of the material on which the roofing rests. Tilewon’t rot or burn, and it can’t be harmed by insects. It requireslittle maintenance, and comes in a variety of colors, types,styles and brands.

The biggest drawback to clay tile can be its weight. Dependingon the material used to make it, tile can be very heavy - soheavy that extra roof support can be required. With some newmaterials, however, color is added only on the surface of thetile, and they can fade over time. Although most modern tile iskiln-fired into the tile making the color permanent.

Tiles are fragile, so walking on them can break them. Thatmakes it more difficult to accomplish maintenance like paintingor cleaning rain gutters or fireplaces. Initial installation can bemore complicated than other roofing materials.

Finally, tile can cost more than other roofing materials.