Tile – House has to be built for tile due to the weight. The tile keeps underlayment from being exposed to the sun. The type of underlayment is important for the life of the roof. A good underlayment should have a 30 year warranty.
Concrete Tile – Doesn’t break as easy as clay. Offered in a variety of colors. Usually less expensive than clay tile.
Clay Tile – Lighter in weight but breakage is a problem.