5 Types Of Roofing Materials: Make Your Best Choice

Types Of Roofing Materials: Make Your Best Choice

Undeniably, the roof of your building property remains the most vital for a myriad of reasons. The stability of the roof allows the building to perform without encountering problems. Having a roof also keeps your interiors warm and regulates the insulating properties evenly within a balanced temperature. However, there are many different types of roof materials on the market. While this may be quite a bit of a task for you to evaluate, below we explain the common types of roofing material that may be helpful in your decision-making process the next time you intend to have your roof renovated or installed. 


Known to be one of the expensive types of roofing works, slate roofing is a roof system that consists of natural slate tiles and other slate roofing materials. A slate roof is usually heavy in weight and the frame of your home needs to be able to withstand this weight. If it fails to do so, retrofitting must be your next step. This is when a brand new roofing system is installed over an existing one. Slate, being the most durable and longest-lasting roofing material, comes in 3 foot wide strips or metal panels and is installed one at a time. 

Green Roofing

Green roofing has become increasingly popular thanks to sustainable housing initiatives. More homeowners and construction workers are opting for this roofing material due to its eco-friendly benefits where it not only adds beauty and colour to the property, but also gives occupants a place to unwind and enjoy the serenity. The area you intend to cover with greenery should first be insulated, then fixed with a drainage system to filter rainwater and lastly covered with the right combination of plants and soil. 

Clay Tiles

Clay tile roofing works exude an aesthetic finish by being able to take on varied colours, shapes (from medieval to contemporary) and styles: curved, flat, fluted, or interlocking. It is also a great choice for homes that encounter scorching hot climates or are exposed to salt air due to its long lasting feature. They rarely decay and come with a 50-year warranty. Often costlier than the asphalt roofing system, they comprise earth minerals that can be recyclable if worn out unlike synthetic materials. 

Stone Coated Steel

Specifically engineered for wet, windy regions where wildfires are constant, the stone coated steel roofs take the appearance of traditional shingle. They contain 4 or 26-gauge rolled steel sheets with a rust-preventive coating and are finished with a thick layer of stone which not only sticks to the surface but beautifies the roof overall. 

Metal Roofing

While metal roofing may not be the best alternative for homeowners, it does easily stand out as the strongest, lightweight and the most durable. If it has been properly installed and maintained, metal roofing excels at withstanding harsh climates like heavy winds and rainfall Singaporeans experience each season. Plus, the metal sheet material is noncombustible proving that it can also resist flammable reactions. Maintenance is very minimal as compared to other roofing materials.

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Whichever type of roof you choose to go for, let Roofwerkz help you protect your home with our extensive options in roofing works across Singapore and start reaping the benefits of a well installed roof today.