How Long Does a Clay Tile Roof Last?

Whether you are considering adding a new roof or planning to have it installed by professionals, you may be wondering about the longevity of a clay tile roof. If so, the following information will be helpful to you in deciding which roofing system to install.


A roofing system must not only attractive enough to appeal to home owners, it must also be durable. Owners of buildings who pay more for clay tile roofs expect these roofs to last longer to justify their higher costs. Clay tile roofs last 50 to 70 years, compared with other roofing materials that last 10 to 15 years.

Weather Resistance

Because a clay tile roof is highly resistance to extreme weather and disasters, such as hurricanes, earthquakes, etc., you can expect it to be less vulnerable to damage caused by building shifting and movement, and by severe winds.

Fire Ratings

Another reason clay tile roofing has a longer life expectancy is that, by contrast to other roofing materials that are more combustible, clay tile has over other roofing materials is its non-flamable. Sparks and embers from nearby buildings that may be on fire, can generally land on clay tile roofs without damaging the framing below.