Salt air, sun, and sea often mean harsh treatment for oceanfront digs. We gathered the best hardy materials, tips, and ideas for rock-solid coastal homes.
Colorful clay barrel tiles are a popular choice for Mediterranean-, Italian-, and Spanish-style homes in Florida and Southern California. Both fire and water resistant, the tiles usually require minimal maintenance, such as routine debris removal.
Note: While tile roofs stand up to the elements, individual tiles may crack and need replacement.