Wood Shingle Roofing
Wood shingle are thin, tapered pieces of wood which are treated with fire retardant. They are used because their beautiful look, durability and high-wind resistance.
Clay Tile Roofing
Clay tile roofing is maybe the oldest form of roofing. We find clay tiles as early as 3rd millennium BC in ancient Mesopotamia and they were brought to America in the 17th century. A clay tile roof is a more expensive investment but it surely looks good.
Metal roofing is also an old solution - we find it in 27 B.C. with Romans using cooper for the Pantheon.
It has a few advantages like - is light, it has a very long life - going up to 100 years, it is recyclable and is very resistant to high winds.
Asphalt roofing is one of the most common form of roof covering because it is cheap, easy to install and easy to maintain. This type of roofing was invented in America around 1900.
Slate is a natural stone created by intense heat and pressure produced by ancient seas.
The stone can be split into thin sheets, it is waterproof and it is used mainly because of its beauty ad durability.
Flat Roof Covering Solutions
There are more types of flat roof coverings like PVC, rubber, bitumen and tar and gravel.
PVC Flat Roofing
PVC or vinyl is a common type of flat roof solution.
It has a few important advantages like it is very light, long-lasting and because it is it heat-welded at the seams, it is very resistant to leaks.
Rubber roofing is a good solution because is cheap, long lasting and is relatively easy to install and maintain. Rubber roofing is virtually leak-proof when installed as a rubber roll.
Spray Foam Roofing
Spray foam roofing is a liquid plastic sprayed over other roofing substrate, which expands to cover your flat roof.