- 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.