Stone-coated steel shingles can withstand high winds as well as heavy rainstorms. They are also very durable and won't bend, curl or crack.
Green roofs, which are very common in Germany are now becoming increasingly popular with Americans. These types are designed to support 150 lbs. per square foot. per square foot.
Cedar is very popular for its natural appearance, durability, longevity, and long lifespan. If installed properly and maintained, cedar roofs can last for as long as 30 years. For a refreshing look, cedar can be stained or even painted.
Rolled roofing is an oil based asphalt roofing material. They come in rolls of 100 square footage. MSR (mineral-surfaced roofing) is easy and affordable to install.
Solar tiles can be as durable and long-lasting than regular shingles. However, solar tiles are specifically designed to harness sunlight to create power for the house.
The majority of commercial buildings and condominiums have membrane roofing. The roof membrane acts as a waterproof barrier to protect the interior.