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  • Roof tiles are typically made from ceramic and clay
  • There are several different styles (also referred to as shapes or profiles) of roof tiles.
  • The interlocking Roman roof tile is flat in the middle and curves at one end so that it fits with the next roof tile.
  • The rarer S-shape roof tiles, called Pantiles, interlock in a ridged pattern.
  • Mission roof tiles are made of clay, semi-cylindrical in shape and laid in alternating convex and concave rows.
  • With the use of nails, roof tiles are hung from the roof’s framework, typically in parallel rows, in a manner that has them overlapping to keep rainwater out and cover the nails.
  • Depending on the quality of the material, tile roofs can last up to 200 years.
  • With many available choices of style, shape, material, color and proper installation, the homeowner will enjoy many years of aesthetically appealing and highly efficient roofing tiles.