Roof tiles are made up of plastic, clay, concrete, or cement and they are designed mostly for roofs to keep the rain out. They are attached to the roof with nails and are hung in rows. Each row overlaps the next row to create a waterfall effect and to cover the nail on the tile below. There are many different shapes and sizes of tiles but they come down to two primary tile patterns, rounded (rolling) or flat tiles.
Tile roofing is available in a variety of colors and with the textures can really add a nice curb appeal to a house. These roofs can last a lifetime if properly maintained. Maintenance on a tile roof is making sure moss and tree debris stays off of the roof to avoid leaks. Also replacing damaged or broken tiles on a regular basis will keep your roof in great working order.