There are Five common sloping roof types, these are more popular styles.
Asphalt shingles are commonly used because of their performance as well as their price. They’re categorized in different ways depending on their reinforcements and shapes. The shapes, or styles, of asphalt shingles are identified as Strip, Dimensional, and Luxury.
Concrete tiles are made of portland cement, sand and water in varying proportions. The material is mixed and extruded on molds under high pressure. The exposed surface of a tile may be finished with cementitious material colored with oxide additives creating a roofing product that is beautiful and enduring with many styles and colors to choose from. Concrete tiles come in 3 general categories: High profile, Medium profile, and Low profile.
Features of concrete:
Clay tile is produced by baking molded clay into tile. The density of the clay is determined by the length of time and temperature at which it is heated. Tiles may be glazed and also may have surface texture applied. As a result, there are a wide variety of tile profiles, styles, finishes and colors available. Installation methods depend on the nature of the tile being installed; that is, whether it is two piece, one piece, interlocking or flat.
Clay tile has all the same features as Concrete tile with the additional benefit that the color doesn’t fade.
Slate is an age-old roofing material. It’s a type of stone that readily splits like a deck of cards, which allows the fashioning of flat, long-lasting, beautiful stone shingles. It’s one of the highest quality, longest lasting roofing materials on the market.
“Synthetic” refers to manufactured roofing products that replicate asphalt shingles, concrete tile, clay tile, metal panels, slate, wood shakes and wood shingles. Synthetic roof coverings contain recycled rubber and/or plastic as a main ingredient.
There are some advantages to using synthetic roof coverings when compared to their traditional counterparts:
Despite the benefits, there are some significant drawbacks to synthetic roof coverings: