According to NRCA's 2006-07 Annual Market Survey, tile roofing continues to hold a steady percentage of the U.S. steep-slope roofing market.
There are several probable reasons for tile roofing's sustained presence in the marketplace. One explanation is roofing tiles' durability and fire-resistance properties. Also, tile roof systems are aesthetically appealing because tile comes in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, textures, colors and finishes.
Two basic types of roofing tile are available: clay and concrete.