Roofing refers to covering a structure with a roof. A roof covers the structural face of a building and typically includes all materials and structures needed to support it on its upper surfaces, providing protection from the elements, rain, sun, extremes of temperature, and winds. A roof also forms part of the total building envelope. The roof system’s composition and orientation, materials used, installation methods, design, cost, and sturdiness determine its suitability for a particular application, as well as its longevity.


There are many types of roofing systems available in the market today, including flat slates, pergola, gable, cellular, attic, sloped roofing, shingle, tile, slate, tile and wood shakes. All these are used for different applications, such as for buildings, dwellings, businesses, and other structures. Flat slates are usually used for domestic purposes because they are very easy to install and carry. They are made from either concrete or clay, are lightweight and inexpensive, and have a natural look. On the other hand, gable and cellular roofs are made of metal, tiles, glass, concrete, or clay.

Among the roofing materials available today are several types of shingles, which are made of materials such as aluminum, slate, clay, wood, plastic, metal, and asphalt shingles. In addition, there are different roofing systems, such as metal roofing, gable roofing, attic roofing, roof system with a foam core, and low slope roofing system. Moreover, there are also various roofing methods, such as using traditional materials, installing a pitched roof, installing a polyethylene membrane underlayment, using flashings, stucco, masonry, clapboard, and painting