It's easy to worry that tile roofing can be fragile or even brittle, but concrete and clay tile roofs can withstand high wind, rain, earthquakes, fires and even some hail! If you're looking for a tile that's durable against hail or falling branches, consider syntetic tiles, they have a higher impact rating than almost any other roofing surface around!
Tile roofs are one of the more cost effective roofing materials around when considering their durability, insulation, and life span. Tye are installed on battens which allows for air movement between the tiles and your house which cuts down significantly on heat transfer, reducing your heating bill noticalby!
People sometimes worry that a tile roof will be too heavy. Most modern buildings are strong enought to support a standard tile roof. And even older roofs that don't have the same structure, are excellent canidates for synthetic tiles, a far lighter alternative to clay and concrete.