What do you have covering the roof over your head? There are many different options to consider for roofing, and the choices might sometimes be decided by factors beyond your control, such as climate and availability of material. One roofing material that has been around for a very long time is clay roofing. While installation of clay tiles might cost you quite a bit, especially if you need to spend the money to reinforce your current framing to support the added wight, many feel like it is worth it.
One reason for this is the longevity of clay tiles. If properly maintained, clay roofing can last much longer than most other roofing materials, and still look good.
You do want to make sure that your clay roof is installed by an experienced roofer. One of the results of improper installation could be that your tiles clatter in the wind when they hit each other. The tiles also need to be right for your climate, since the wrong type of tiles could end up disintegrating.