In Malaysia, there are several roofing material options for homeowners to consider.
These materials differ in longevity, aesthetic, and cost.
Here are the different types of available roofing materials that you can consider n Malaysia.
1. Asphalt Shingles
This form of roof shingles is the most commonly found and most affordable option for residential and commercial spaces. Made out of organic or fiberglass materials, this option can last up to 20 years on average. There are various style and colour options available, making this the go-to roofing material.
2. Metal Shingles
There are two forms of metal roofing: shingles or solid form. This form of roofing is picking up steam locally as developers are starting to opt for this stylish and cost-effective option. These are light, durable, and come in many colours too!
3. Wood Shingles
With an average life span of 30 years, wood shingles is an aesthetically pleasing option, but it does come with various drawbacks. Aside from being pricier, they require more maintenance and are prone to weather damage and decay.
4. Slate Shingles
This popular option, although on the pricier side, has a lifespan of more than 100 years and is the most durable option as proven by buildings with slate roofs from the Shakespearean era are still standing strong. Made out of real stone, its fire-resistant quality makes it a front runner!
5. Tile (Clay) Shingles
Tile or clay shingles is also a popular option amongst developers and homeowners. Similar to slate, tiles have a long lifespan – almost 100 years – and require little to no maintenance. Having said that, as most of them are made out of terracotta, they are susceptible to cracking. Before opting for slate or tile shingles, it is best to check with your contractor if your home can withstand the weight of these pieces.