Clay or concrete roofing tile is a good choice for homeowners who want a modern clean look. Also they can be made to have a southwestern, Italian, or Spanish Mission design.
Tile lasts a long time and it requires little maintenance. Originally made from clay, new tiles are being made from lighter materials, and lightweight metal tiles can be installed over existing roofs.
Installation of tile can be difficult for a non professional and a professional roofing contractor specializing in these systems is highly recommended.