Although I go through a lot of squares
of wood and comp shingles in my roofing
business, concrete tile is the material
I like the best when it comes to longterm
value. (In fact, it's what I've got on
my own house.) About 25% of the roofs
I do each year are concrete tile, and that
number is rising.
Some of the reasons for its popularity
in my area are its wide range of colors
and profiles, and its fire resistance—it
carries a Class A rating. But more than
that, it's a roof that should last 40 to 50
years without much maintenance. If it's
laid with care, that is.
In a lot of areas