Life Cycle Costing
As the cost of a concrete tile roof is comparable to that of high end cedar and less than that of metal, concrete is your best value. The lifespan of concrete tile widens the gap further still. Concrete roofs have been known to last 80-100 years! When you consider the life cycle cost of concrete roof tile, it is the most economical choice. Life cycle costing considers the cost of a product per year.
Depreciating items, such as roofing materials, should be amortized. The longer the expected lifespan, and the lower the maintenance costs, the lower the life cycle cost.
The graph below represents the cost per 100 square feet of roof area/year of service life.