Clay Tile Roofing

Close-up of the clay tile on the Duomo in Florence, Italy. 

Installing a clay tile roof at a shopping center in Texas.

More Pictures:

1. Tile Roofs of Tuscany

Useful Links:

1. General: For an in-depth general article about various roof systems, see this page at the Whole Building Design Guide site, which is maintained by the National Institute of Building Sciences.

2. Inspection of tile roofs: "Mastering Roof Inspections: Tile Roofs, Part 1" at the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors' website is worth taking a look at. This tile roof inspection guide has five more parts, which can be accessed from this page.

3. SafetySee this Material Safety Data Sheet for health and safety information about clay roof tile at the Boral websiteThis is only an example and other products and brands may be different.

4. TechnicalTile roof installation guides, with construction details that show what's going on in a tile roof system, are available at the Tile Roofing Institute's website. 

5. Technical: "The Preservation and Repair of Historic Clay Tile Roofs" is a comprehensive resource available on the US National Park Service's Technical Preservation Services website.

6. TechnicalSee this Product Data Sheet for the technical characteristics of clay roof tile at the Ludowici websiteThis is only an example and other products and brands may be different.

7. A list of roof tile manufacturers can be seen here.