Some of the oldest roofing materials in the world are thatch, clay, and stone. Thatch was likely used between 5000 and 1800 BC.. Clay tiles can be traced all the way back to around 10,000 BC.!
Red and white cedar shingles are listed as one of the most “classic” roofing types for homes in the Pacific Northwest.
Even though asphalt shingles are a newer product (invented around 1900), they are by far the most popular roofing product in America.