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Clay Roofing Tiles: Pros and Cons

If you are constructing a new home or office, choosing a roofing material is an important step. The material you choose will determine the durability of your roof, how often it needs to be maintained, and how much it costs. You have many options when it comes to roofing materials, including clay tiles.

At AAA Mustang Roofing, Inc., we are committed to professional and reliable roofing construction and repairs. To discuss how our Austin roofers can help you, call us at 512-650-9866.

Advantages of Clay Tiles

Clay tiles are available in a range of attractive earth tones. They are popular for a number of reasons, including:

  • Lifespan – A well-made clay tile can last for decades. They are resistant to rot and fire. While they do need to be maintained, they generally do not need to be replaced often.
  • Appearance – Clay tiles are often chosen for their looks in addition to their durability. They are especially popular with Spanish or Italian style homes.

These two factors are the primary reasons that consumers like clay tiles. However, they do have disadvantages that need to be considered.

Disadvantages of Clay Tiles

Before you commit to clay tiles, it is important to take the following into consideration:

  • Weight – Clay tiles can be relatively heavy. Before they are added to a new building, you need to make sure that the structure can support their weight.
  • Cost – Clay tiles need to be carefully installed to avoid breakage or other problems. They are also relatively expensive to purchase.

For some, the advantages of clay tiles far outweigh these downsides. For others, other roofing materials are a better choice. It is important to research your roofing material options carefully, and speak with a professional if you have any questions.

Contact Us

AAA Mustang Roofing, Inc., can provide the detailed information and professional services you need. Contact our Austin roofers today by calling 512-650-9866 for more information.


I first became acquainted with Zane Nixon, owner of AAA Mustang Roofing, when our metal roof was severely damaged in a hailstorm. Our house is large and has over 30 separate roof surfaces, with an equivalent number of edges and valleys. Zane and his crew completed the work in less than two weeks, and it is flawless. They even repaired several areas that suffered structural damages.

Just recently a flash flood on the day following hurricane Hermine caused significant damage to the first story of the house. I called Zane and he was here within 30 minutes and stayed until midnight. Using squeegees, towels and a shop vacuum, we managed to save the rugs and furniture. However, the walls required substantial repairs. Zane worked closely with our insurance adjuster, and the wall repair work under his guidance as contractor is every bit as professional as his previous work.

I recommend AAA Mustang without reservation for any type of construction or remodeling job.

- Bert J.