Concrete roof tile is made of sand, cement, and water. The exact materials vary somewhat with each manufacturer but basically contain Portland cement, blended hydraulic cements and fly ash, sand, and other aggregates. The products from most manufacturers look very similar in size and shapes and colors. There are several manufacturers of concrete tile.Concrete tile is available in several different colors and a couple of textures. The surface texture of the tile can be smooth or rough. Most are color impregnated rather than just slurry coated.

Concrete tile is available in standard weight and lightweight tile. It is advisable to stay away from lightweight tile if you can. They are much weaker and hard to walk on without breaking some and are very susceptible to breakage from hail and heavy snow loads compared to standard weight Concrete tile. Lightweight tile costs more than standard weight.