Roof shingles are the most commonly used steep slope/residential roofing material used on roofs in the United States. Roof shingles vary in quality and are produced by multiple manufacturers.
The shake shingle is the inspiration for the modern day asphalt shingles. Similar to the asphalt shingle, the wood shake overlaps each other making the roof or siding weather proof. A down side to shake is that they often need more maintenance than newer asphalt or fiberglass shingles. An upside to shake the unique rustic look they give to a structure.
These are shingles made out of rock. Slate shingles are created out of a sedimentary rock. This rock can be split into thin sheets that are ideal for roofing shingles.
Metal is a very common material used for roofs. There are many different types of metal roofingsystems available. The types of metal used with available systems varies from zinc to steel, copper, aluminum, and tin.
Tile is one of the more expensive materials used for roofs. Although the traditional clay tile is probably the most well known tile material it is not the only one. Other materials that are used to create tile products are metal, concrete, slate, and various synthetic compositions.