Since the advent of light-weight tile, tile roofing makes an ideal choice for roof replacement
However, light-weight tile is available for re-roofing, roof replacement, or roof repair where a structure could not support the weight of a standard tile. Like all types of roofing, tile is designed to protect the attic and ceiling from water damage and the elements.
Tile roofing comes in many different shapes and sizes, and is most commonly made from clay or concrete. Tile is fired or baked in kilns to give it strength, and in the case of clay, it gives it color. Generally, tile roofing is heavier than fiberglass roofing shingles.