What types of roofing are common now?

2 min readMay 28, 2021


A beautiful new roof can enhance the look of your home, but also don’t forget about its price and reliability.

Roofing your home rarely ranks high on the list of interesting and exciting home renovation projects. But when a leak is found in your home, your attitude can change dramatically. Suddenly, the prospect of a dry, tightly sealed home starts to look very appealing.

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1. Metal roofing.

A metal roof consists of vertical slate-like panels or shingles and has a lifespan of about 60 years. The metal copes well with heavy snow and rain, does not burn and resists strong winds. It is lightweight and can be installed over existing roofs. However, metal can be noisy during a rainstorm and can form hail dents. Facilities such as garages, storage rooms and warehouses do not require large costs, and the best solution for them may be the installation of sandwich panels.

2. Solar tiles

Modern solar collectors integrate seamlessly with existing shingles, generating up to 1 kilowatt of energy per 100 square feet. Such a plate stands out for its environmental friendliness and efficiency. They are especially good for solar roofs in homeowners’ associations that prohibit the use of conventional solar panels. While they can help offset energy costs from solar power, they also cost more than traditional solar panels.

3. Slate

Slate roofing has been serving for over 100 years. It is non-flammable, waterproof, mold and mildew resistant. Slate is effective in humid climates, but is expensive, heavy, and breaks easily when stepped on. Consider this option if you live in an area prone to hail.

4. Self-leveling roof

This type of roof looks very aesthetically pleasing on modern buildings. The liquid is simply applied to the surface and solidifies in the air. It is best to apply on the surface of their concrete, metal and bitumen. The self-leveling roof is flexible, which is not a problem in rainy weather.