Concrete tile (Monier LifeTile) is very long-lasting, yet more hail-resistant and less expensive than clay or slate.
Ventilated "bird stop" allows air flow. Pads under battens allow for drainage.
The first course of tile is secure with hurricane clips.
Installation on elevated battens allows water to drain and air to flow under tiles for a cooler roof.
Two screws are installed on each tile for 130-mph wind resistance.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture