Tiles have been used for roofing in the U.S. since the 17th century when fire codes were introduced to promote fireproof roofing. Not only are clay tiles easy to maintain and have a low thermal conductivity, but they also have impressive durability that's showcased in their lifespan of over 100 years. Moreover, clay tile roofs add significant resale value to your home, making it an excellent investment.
While the initial cost of a tile roof is higher than other materials like asphalt shingles, the low maintenance and replacement costs make it worth the investment in the long run. With proper installation, including quality flashing and underlayment, tile roofs can last a lifetime with very little maintenance required. Additionally, during severe weather events, you'll appreciate your tile roof's durability and aesthetic appeal.