10 Types of Roof Materials 

Asphalt Shingles

Lifespan: 15-30 years Advantages: Affordable, easy installation, suits various styles Disadvantages: Prone to wind/hail, color fading

Metal Roofs

Lifespan: 40-70 years Advantages: Durable, energy-efficient, low maintenance Disadvantages: Higher upfront cost, noise in rain, temperature expansion

Wood Shingles/Shake

Lifespan: 30 years Advantages: Natural look, good insulation Disadvantages: Susceptible to rot, insects, fire

Slate Shingles

Lifespan: 75-100+ years Advantages: Elegant, durable, fire-resistant Disadvantages: Heavy, expensive, needs professional installation

Concrete Tiles

Lifespan: 50+ years Advantages: Durable, fire-resistant, can mimic other materials Disadvantages: Heavy, needs extra support, absorbs moisture

Solar Roof Shingles

Lifespan: 25-30 years Advantages: Generates electricity, eco-friendly  Disadvantages: High upfront cost, depends on sunlight

Green Roofing

Lifespan: 30-50+ years Advantages: Energy-efficient, environmentally friendly Disadvantages: High upfront cost, needs specialized installation

Membrane Roofing

Lifespan: 7-15 years  Advantages: Versatile, suitable for flat roofs  Disadvantages: Vulnerable to punctures, maintenance needed

Built-Up Roof (BUR)

Lifespan: 15-30 years Advantages: Multiple layers, fire-resistant  Disadvantages: Heavy, labor-intensive installation

Rolled Roofing

Lifespan: 5-8 years  Advantages: Low cost, easy installation Disadvantages: Short lifespan, less durable