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Clay tile roofing is incredibly popular throughout the country, as it’s a durable and long-lasting option for homes of all sizes. At Action 1 Roofing, we’re proud to say we work with roofers who have years of experience working with this material and many others. If you need help having your clay tile roof installed, repaired, or even maintained throughout the year, we can connect you with a local company that does great work. If you’d like to learn a little bit more about our service and clay tiles, then check out the information below.

Main Types of Clay Tile Roofs

Traditional clay tile roofs are common on many homes, although some homeowners choose terracotta clay when they want something that won’t change colors in the future. These two different types of clay can come in different styles, including:

  • Mission
  • French
  • Interlocking
  • Spanish
  • Flat
  • S-Shape
  • Mediterranean
  • Barrel

These styles are all uniquely different and will look beautiful on any home. The type that you choose will likely depend on the style of your home, the look you want to achieve, and your budget. You can speak with your roofer about your specific options when they come to do an inspection of your roof.

Color Options and Color Tones for Your Roof

One of the perks of choosing clay tile for your home is that it can come in a wide variety of colors. This allows you to enjoy the durability that clay has to offer without having to sacrifice the look that you want. Some of the colors you can choose from can be found below. However, there are many different shades of each color as well as the option to make a custom color to meet your needs.

  • Blue
  • Red
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Black
  • Orange
  • Brown

When choosing the color or tones of clay tile, it’s important to consider the color of your home and siding. By taking the overall appearance of your home into consideration, you’ll end up with colors that complement each other and offer maximum curb appeal. Not sure which colors to choose? You can ask your roofer or give our team at Action 1 Roofing a call for guidance.

Clay Tile Roofing Costs

There are many factors that can impact how much you pay to have clay tile installed on your roof. These factors include but are not limited to:

  • Style
  • Color
  • Design
  • Roof Accessibility
  • Roof Size
  • Repairs
  • Pitch/Slope of Roof

The average price paid for a clay tile roof can range from $25,000 to $50,000. Although the price for this is higher than with other materials, the durability and beauty make it worth it. When you look at the price by square foot, you’ll pay roughly $10 to $18 depending on the factors that are listed above. If you’d like more clarity on what prices to expect, you can speak to your roofer. They’ll be able to give you more accurate information after they complete a thorough inspection of your roof and learn more about what you’d like for your home.

Benefits of Clay Tile Roofs

Clay tile roofs are very clearly beautiful and can provide considerable curb appeal to any home. However, that’s not all they have to offer. Clay tile roofing has a number of benefits and advantages that make it worth seriously considering. Some of the most notable benefits include:

Easy to Maintain

Clay tiles don’t require as much maintenance as other materials, which can save you money over the many years that you live in your home.

Energy Efficient

Since clay tile roofing is heavy, it acts as insulation on top of you


Clay is a natural material that can be recycled once it’s taken off of a roof.


Although the cost out of pocket for clay roofs is higher than other materials, it’s worth it for the longevity. Paying more will get you anywhere from 50-100 years with proper maintenance.


Clay can resist fires, high winds, hail, rain, and snow. This durability makes it a superior choice, especially when longevity is considered.

Easy Repairs

In most situations, clay tiles are easy to repair because they can simply be replaced.

Hire an Expert Team for Clay Tile Roofing

Hiring an experienced roofer to install your clay tile roof is crucial. While the roof material may be simple to install, it still takes the expertise of a professional to make sure each step is done properly. Professionals will also handle materials with care to ensure you don’t lose money by having to replace your tiles. You can learn more about how our team at Action 1 Roofing helps with your journey to clay tile roofing below.


When you call Action 1 Roofing for help with a clay tile roof, we learn more about your home and roof. Once we know what you need, we’ll connect with one of our experienced roofing companies to have them do an in-person inspection at your house. This is an important part of the process, as it helps give you more accurate pricing and expectations. Through this, your roofer can look at the ceiling, materials, and shape of the roof. This will tell them if repairs are needed and if your roof is a good candidate for clay tile.

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If your roof is older, you can expect that repairs will be necessary to get it in shape before clay tiles can be installed. Fortunately, your roofer can take care of this. Since we work with the most experienced roofers in the area, you can have peace of mind that they’ll be able to do any work necessary to get your roof in good shape.

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Replacement and Re-Roof

Installing a clay tile roof takes time, knowledge, and experience. Our partners have all of these qualities and more, so your roof will be in good hands. They will make sure the installation is done the right way from start to finish. Once your clay tile roof is on, you’ll be able to enjoy it for years to come no matter what weather your home faces.

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