China is known to have a great architectural history, and it also has some of the best architectural techniques that some countries have already tried. For example, in 3,000 BC, they are also reported to use clay tile as their roofing.
Tiles became common in Europe during Roman civilization and ancient greeks. Europeans in the northern part choose to use wooden tiles and slate. Woods were popular materials for the nordic churches.
In France and the northern part of Europe, they still use slate as roofing. In 735 AD, thatch was widespread in Britain, but several equatorial countries use thatch. For instance, Fiji, Bali, and Hawaii, also use this in Kenya, Africa.
The thatch is known to be made up of sugarcane leaves. Since there are no roofing contractors, they have to find their own cheaper material for their roofing. Thatch was also known as fire-resistant than the shingles that are made up of wood.
Thatching roofing was still popular during the 18 and 19th centuries through the American pioneers. They like thatch as roofing as this is very easy to install in any structure. To insulate a tatch, they use a layer of sod.
The negative side of this roofing is that it is risky from leaking, and it can also easily collapse, especially if there is heavy rain. Europeans in the southern part like to use the baked clay as a material for their roofing.
It is why the Mediterranean and Spanish style has a signature look of a terra cotta look. It is essential to look at the roof replacement cost in the 1900s. That is why they looked for cheaper ones and found concrete tiles painted in red as an alternative.
Tiles were popular roofing for several countries, and there are several colors and styles. They are also resistant to any weather and durable that is why a lot of homeowners choose this.
The asphalt shingles were known to be created in the 1920s in America. Asphalt is a mixture of fiberglass or cellulose with granules of oyster shell, mica, clay, and slate, and they are sealed with some polymer-modified bitumen and some resins.
It also uses various materials, adhesives, and coating to improve its waterproofing, durability, cold and heat resistance, and many more. They also cost less, and they are straightforward to install.