Before we can place the new covering on your roof, it is important to find the desired type. It is important that the type of roofing matches the style of your home. These days the green roofs are a big trend. With a green roof, your roof will be provided with various types of grass and moss. This increases the insulation value of your home and you have an environmentally friendly roof.

What are the types of roofing present?

Have you decided to provide your roof with a new cover? Then, of course, you first have to know what kind you want. There are many different types in it. We will explain them one by one below.


  • Bitumen
  • PVC
  • EPDM
  • Green roof
  • Slates
  • Aluminum
  • Copper
  • Zinc


1. Bitumen

With regard to a flat roof, bitumen has been the most used type for many years. This roof covering is durable, will last around 25 years and is easy to install. In addition, it protects your roof well against the changing weather.


Another form of roofing for a flat roof is PVC. This material is also durable and easy to install. The main difference is that PCV is also available in white so that the space under the roof stays cooler on hot days. PVC will last approximately 25 years.


EPDM looks a lot like bitumen and PVC but is made of synthetic rubber. This makes the roof covering for your flat roof a lot more elastic. This makes it better for changing the weather. It is not surprising that EPDM lasts up to 40 years.

4.Green roof

You can also cover a flat roof with a green roof. This is often placed on top of bitumen, PVC or EPDM. With a green roof, you can extend the life of your roof by up to 40 years in some cases. And it is also a beautiful sight.


In addition to stone roof tiles, you can also cover your sloping roof with slates. These roof tiles give your roof a natural look. Slates generally last for around 40 years and are also available in a plastic and bitumen variant.


Covering a sloping roof with aluminum is also possible. This material lasts more than 50 years and is extremely flexible. This makes aluminum very suitable for roofs with a separate shape.


Copper is a striking variant of roofing material for a sloping roof. The color immediately catches the eye and, moreover, the roof covering lasts for 80 years.


Finally, you can also cover your sloping roof with zinc. This looks like aluminum but is not entirely the same. With 100 years, zinc has the longest lifespan when compared to the other types of roof covering.

What does it cost to install roofing material?

The price always plays a role in the choice of roofing material. The price depends on a large number of factors. First, it is about the type that you choose. In addition, the surface area of the roof is also important. This has its effect on the number of hours that you work on your roof. Is it urgent? Then this can also ensure that the price is higher than you might expect.