For homeowners living in an area prone to tornadoes, hurricanes or extreme winds, roof tile provides one of the best defenses against weather related property damage.
One of the best attributes of concrete and clay tile roofing is its resistance to severe storms and hurricane-force winds. Its design and construction provide high air permeability, which helps relieve wind stress. Independent testing sponsored by the Tile Roofing Institute has shown that with proper attachment, clay and concrete roof tiles can sustain winds in excess of 125 miles-per hour that would have stripped off most other roofing materials.
Photo Right: Engineers use a multi-million- dollar wind tunnel to subject roof tile to hurricane force conditions. Tiles past tests with winds at one hundred miles per hour, during a driving rainfall of up to eight inches per hour.