Below we will consider the types of materials for roofing. The most common types of roofing materials include sheet materials, soft roofing, and piece materials. 

Sheet Roofing: easy installation and attractive price.

These materials are produced in the form of hard sheets with specified parameters of length, width, and thickness. This simplifies production facilitates and speeds up roof installation. Sheet roofing is very common and is relatively cheap. 

It is produced in different types. They as asbestos-cement slate, bituminous corrugated sheets or European slate (ondulin), corrugated board, metal tile, rebated roof, and composite tile. 

Asbestos-cement slate:

Asbestos-cement slate is the most traditional and cheapest roofing material. It consists of cement and a small number of asbestos fibers, which give the corrugated sheets the necessary strength and fire resistance. This slate is quite durable, frost-resistant, waterproof, and chemically resistant, and also does not conduct electricity, and does not change its properties under the hot sun. Slate roofing does not require additional noise insulation and is easily repaired. 

Ondulin or Euroslate

Ondulin or Euroslate is also available in the form of corrugated sheets but is more aesthetic, lightweight and environmentally friendly material. The composition includes pressed cellulose infused with bitumen with the addition of mineral components. Due to the use of natural dyes, the sheets have a different color. The surface is pleasant velvety. The material is frost-resistant, moisture-proof and does not emit excessive noise during rain. Ondulin is easily cut with a hacksaw due to its flexibility of cellulose fibers, and it can also be used for roofs of complex structures. The sheets are relatively light, but when installing the roof it is not right to step on them, which makes their installation somewhat difficult. 


Decking is a thin profiled metal sheets, most often made of galvanized steel. They can have a variety of colors, providing a pleasant appearance; and it is quite light and easily installed on the roof. With proper installation, the life of the corrugated board is up to 50 years, but damages to the surface of the sheet lead to its corrosion.