1- Thatch- It is made up of plant stalks and is mainly used in Village areas.
2- Shingles- It is the type of roofing material that has many overlapping layers.
3- Metal roof- It is made from metals like aluminum, copper, steel etc. It is highly durable in nature and can last for years to come. It offers a permanent solution to roofing if maintained properly. It is safer for the environment and is beneficial for the earth. These are heat resistant and provides a lot of safety.
4- Asphalt Shingle- It is made up of Fiber Glass and is a cheaper form of roof.
5- Green roof- As the name suggests itself, it is green in color because it has vegetation grown over it. When you plant something in your roof to make it green and extend your support to the environment then it is known as “Green roof”. Not all plants can be grown on the roof, only specific ones are opted for this special case. These roofs are also known as “Living Roofs”.
6- Membrane roofing- It basically consists of Thermoset and Thermoplastic membranes. Synthetic rubber sheets and Plastic sheets are used in this type of roofing.
7- Ceramic roofs- This has a high life span for over 100 years but it can cost you more.
8- Tented roof- It is basically used in the Churches but it was popular in the 16th or 17th century. It is normally a Polygonal shaped roof made up of wood.
9- Fabric roof- It is made from fibers and hence it is natural.
10- Cool roof- It is not a roof in itself but rather it is a term used for roofs that can deliver high solar reflective coating. It is durable and can reduce building loads. These are normally in white color. It is useful in reducing air pollution and can increase the thermal efficiency.
You can choose the most appropriate type from among the ones listed above.