The 5 Most Popular Types of Roofing

This article introduces the five major roofing types which are (1) asphalt shingles, (2) tile, (3) slate, (4) metal and (5) wood.  From these roofing types, you can still break this down to subtypes, but overall, when choosing the type of roofing, most of the homeowners consider durability and cost.

Asphalt Roofing

Tile roofing is one of many roofing typesThis the commonly used roofing type due to its low cost, being fire resistant, lightweight, and wind/waterproof. Aside from the fact that it comes aesthetically appealing due to the different colors it offers, it is trendy to homeowners since it is easy to install.

Wood Roofing

This type of roof best fits those homeowners who love nature and wants a rustic finish to their homes.  Both wood shingles and shakes require factory treatment to make them fire resistant.

Tile Roofing

Tile roofing comes off as one of the oldest roofing types which originated in China a thousand years back.  It can be made from either clay or concrete and is manufactured in a wide range of colors.  As mentioned in this article, the major drawback of tile roofing is that it is way heavier than asphalt or any other roofing type.

Slate Roofing

Similar to tile roofing, slate is quite substantial.   Slate roofing also comes in ranges of grades and colors and all types of roofing; this is the closest to being indestructible.

Metal Roofing

This type of roofing is best for steeply pitched roofs and is manufactured in both sheets and shingles.  Metal roofing is also lightweight and fire-resistant at the same time as compared to other roofing types.