Asphalt shingles are the most popular type of roofing for homes, comprising over 80% of residential roofing market.
While more expensive than asphalt, metal roofing lasts longer and is more wind resistant.
These durable synthetic roofing shingles resemble either wood shakes or slate.
While brittle and heavy, clay tiles can last a long time and are very fire resistant.
Less expensive than clay tiles, concrete roof tiles are also heavy but can last a long time and are very fire resistant.
Slate is one of the oldest roofing materials. Though brittle and expensive, it is very durable and resists both wind and fire.