Before the advancement of new technology, many states more so African adopted cheap roofing options but things have so far changed. Many materials have been invented providing a large platform to choose from for those who need them. The changes in the environmental composition such as the interference with Ozone Layer have made it so difficult for some crops to do well promoting roofing in the same line such as the use of polyester. The following are major types of roofing materials that most of the roofing companies in here New York uses and if you are looking for a good roofing contractor, check ProRoofingSyracuse.com site.
This is a type of roofing that adopts the use of plants stalks placed in an overlapping manner. They are of different types such as wheat straw mostly used in the larger England, Europe and some parts of France. Sea grass which are majorly used in coastal regions of Scotland and can last for more than 60 years. Palm leaves in Nigeria among the Igbo tribesmen can also be used by refreshment joints to make temporary resting places .When well-placed, they are leak-proof unless until after a long time of use .They can easily catch fire because they are so dry.
• Ceramic tiles
Ceramics is a technology adopted by use of stone to produce roofing pieces. It is highly recommended because it is durable and can stand for more than 100 years. It is popular in most parts of Netherlands (Dutch roof tiles). They are also popular in United Kingdom, India, Greece and Rome. The idea of ceramics was anciently used in Greece and Rome in the form of tiles known as Imbrex and Tegula and up to now they have spread through other states though in improved forms with complicated technology adopted. They cannot be easily recycled; they are very delicate and easily break when they fall.
• Metal roofing.
Metal roofing exists in the form of galvanized corrugated iron sheets made of steel, corrosion resistance copper roofs; stone coated metal roofing and steel coated with aluminum and zinc. These metal sheets are cheap as compared to tiles and may last longer depending on the metal. Some such as copper can endure a period of more than 100 years and they are recycled when worn out. They can be repaired easily, and are cheap with low maintenance cost. Some such as the corrugated galvanized roofs can rust and wear out quickly and are suitable for short term projects .To reduce rust, some are colored, extremely attractive and stronger though are more expensive .They can last for more than 20 years.
• Concrete/fibre cement.
They are used majorly for flat roof construction and are fixed with a fibre of some sort. They exist in three forms such as the precast, shell and cast-in-place. They are very much durable and can last for hundreds of years. Building them is very expensive, and maintenance cost is high. They are very common in all parts of the world for making a big building as compared to others that mostly apply to homes.