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Question: Are tile roofs fire resistant (non-combustible)?
Top Answer (73% of 23 votes): Typically.

Answer: Typically
Explanation: Tile is made of either Concrete or Clay and sometimes metal. Unlike shingles that are made of asphalt they are not combustible.
Phoenix Roofing & Construction Inc.
Answer: Typically
Explanation: it depends on the material of construction, some are made of plastic
American Home & Environmental
Answer: Typically
Explanation: Tile roof is a Safe and Environmentally Responsible Choice for a Fire Resistant Roof.
Answer: Typically
Explanation: The tiles themselves, yes. The components underneath? No.
Roofer Mike Inc
Answer: Typically
Explanation: However, the sheer weight of concrete/clay/stone tile roofing systems pose a threat, if the building catches on fire, of collapse. Shockingly, many buildings that were never intended to have the massive weight of tiles installed on the deck, have them. Without proper structural bracing, tiles can not be an option simply due to weight.
Rampart Roofing
Answer: Typically
Explanation: They are either concrete or clay
Solidway Construction, Inc
Answer: Typically
Explanation: Most tile in the US is made of cement and will not burn.
Sharp Roofing
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: A typical tile roof is made of clay and does not burn
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