Clay tile roofs have long been the norm in coastal and beach towns. Their terra-cotta color fits in well with the architecture in these areas, and they stand up well to the blowing sand and often-harsh rains. But clay tile roofs are not just for beach homes. They have some qualities that make them a good choice for homes in most any climate.

Clay tile roofs come in many colors and styles.

The terra-cotta roofs with a wavy quality that you see on beach homes are just one option. Clay tiles come in most any color, from white to dark brown. Some companies even make clay tiles that resemble wooden shakes or slate. They can be flat, raised, or shaped in most any manner. Whether your home has a modern look or a more classic, Victorian build, you can find a clay tile roof that looks perfectly in place.

Clay tiles stand up to all sorts of weather.

Clay is very strong, and it can be finished in a way that makes it able to withstand fluctuations in temperature and humidity. This makes it a good choice in climates where the summers are warm and the winters are cold – and everywhere in between.  Clay also stands up well to all varieties of precipitation.

Clay tiles are natural.

No matter where you live, choosing eco-friendly, natural materials for your home is a wise option. Clay is about as natural as you can get. When your roof reaches the end of its lifespan, it will just be returned to the earth, which is where it came from originally. Clay roofs are also made without generating a lot of pollution.

Clay tile roofs are impervious to wind.

The weight of clay tile roofs makes them a great choice in windy areas. Whether you have hurricane-force winds or just the occasional gust, it can be comforting to know your roof won't be blown off. However, it's very important that the clay tiles are properly attached to the roofing deck to prevent them from being lifted up by the wind. So, make sure you hire a roofing company that has plenty of experience with clay tile roofs.

Whether you live in the Midwest or the Northeast, along the shore, or in a landlocked state, a clay tile roof is likely to be a great choice. Talk to a roofing company like AJ Shirk Roofing Company LLC to learn more and to get an estimate for your new roof.