"Spanish Tile" Roofing (also known as Clay Tile roofing)
Clay tile roofing has several pros and a few cons that you should consider before you decide to use it on your home.
Pro's - It has a long lifespan (50 to 100 years) - It's beautiful - It can give your house the "Italian' or "Spanish" look
Con's - It's not great for cold climates, in these climates the material can become brittle and crack. - It's expensive - It's very heavy and you may need to add extra supports to your roof to hold this weight.
You do not see a lot of Spanish Tile roofs in Powhatan VA but there are exceptions and you will find one popping up now and again. Most often you will find these on "Villa" style houses or Mediterranean, Italian or Spanish style houses.
We are fortunate that this material will hold up well in our mild winters. Just be sure you have an experienced contractor install this roof. It must be installed correctly, with the correct pattern and overlap, in order to not leak.