Tile roofs give the house a traditional, stylish, mediterranean look.
Tiles are made from concrete or clay, and there are several shapes and types, including the flat tile, the Pantiles (S-shape), Mission or Barrel tiles (semi-cylindrical shape) and Imbrex and Tegula (combination of flats and curves).
Tiles are one of the most fire resistant roofing materials that currently exist and they last over 40 years. However, tile roofs are heavy. Therefore, it is important to verify that the house has the solid structure on which to build the roof.