Tiles are designed & tested to withstand 150+ mph winds.
When installed correctly, concrete tile roofs can withstand hail stones as large as 2″.
Because of the space between each tile, a tile roof is naturally better ventilated and insulated providing a cooler house in the summer and a warmer house in the winter.
Tile roofs easily outlast every other residential roofing material.
Because a tile roof can last potentially hundreds of years, it is the cheapest long-term roofing material.
A tile roof can cost several times as much to install as an asphalt shingle roof.
Tiles are heavy and might require additional structural reinforcement. Clay tiles weigh as much as 850 lbs per square foot. Concrete tiles weight as much as 950 lbs per square foot.
Even though they are heave and durable, they are also brittle and can break under the weight of the person installing it.