There are many advantages to asphalt shingles. They are heavy, which means that they can stand up well to the wind, rain, and snow. They are fire-resistant, so you do not have to worry about your roof catching on fire. They are also cost-effective because they hold up very well. You will not have to spend a lot of time or money repairing or replacing them.
This is an old style of roofing that is still in use today. It consists of straw — though modern methods use other materials — that has been woven together to form a roof. This is mostly popular now for the way that it looks; it has a very beautiful, old-world feel to it. There are the hazards of fires and leaks, however, and you will have to spend a fair bit of time repairing the roof.
These also have a certain charm to them. They look like they belong in a time that is long past. They can be perfect for a cabin or a lake house where the theme of wood is already heavily present. They are tough and durable, though they do rot and decay in a way that asphalt shingles will not. They can be replaced very easily if one of the shingles breaks or cracks. With the right kind of seal to keep the weather from being a problem, these can be the ideal choice.
Sheet Metal Roofing
This is most often used for industrial buildings. It is very cheap and can be installed over huge areas. It does not look as nice and so it is not often used on homes, though it can be painted any color. Most of the draw is that it is incredibly durable and resistant to the impact of the weather. If it does break, sections of it can be replaced and welded together to save on the cost of replacing the entire roof at one time.