Pros and Cons of a Spanish Tile Roof

A Spanish tile roof can add years of maintenance free quality to your home, improve it's value, and offer a higher degree of protection.

What are Spanish tile roof shingles?

Spanish tile roof shingles are shingles that are formed from clay which is fired at super-high temperatures. The resulting shingle is a very durable, long lasting product.


A Spanish tile roof is one of the most impressive looking roofs you will see on any home. This style of roof automatically gives the house a high-quality upscale look and greatly increases the value of the home. These roofs can last over 70 years. The fire formed clay shingles are an extremely long lasting material, easily outlasting conventional asphalt shingle roofs.

The Spanish shingles are non-combustible. That means a high degree of extra fire protection to your home and possibly lower homeowners insurance. The Spanish shingles are also a great insulator, helping to keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Should you decide to sell your home, these shingles will be a big plus to any prospective buyer.


Spanish tile roofs are very expensive to install. Initially, the cost is several times that of a shingled roof. They are also heavy, sometimes requiring the roof substructure to be reinforced.

Despite the few disadvantages, a Spanish tile roof can be a valuable addition to your home.