Concrete roof tiles have been used for more than a century, and they are very durable. The tiles are resistant to damage from severe weather and fire, and require very little maintenance. Tile installation should only be done by an experienced roofer.
Special tools are required, and the process may be slightly longer than what's required for other types of roofing. Made from a mixture of cement, water and sand, concrete roof tiles are available in many different shapes and textures. Color can also be added to personalize the outcome. Some tiles match architectural styles, while others can be designed to mimic existing parts of a structure that are very old.