Perhaps the most common and popular form of roofing, shingle roofing is found on both commercial and residential properties. Shingle roofing is made up of individual shingles: flat, rectangular pieces of roofing material. There are a wide variety of materials that can be used to create shingles. As such, shingle roofing cost can vary from material to material. Common shingle materials include: wood, asphalt, fiber cement, slate, metal, plastic, or flagstone. Why are shingle roofs so popular? One reason is the aesthetic flexibility. Due in part to the wide variety of materials, shingles can come in a wide variety of colors and styles, allowing property owners to customize the look of their roof. They are a durable material and they are inexpensive to maintain. Their popularity also makes repairs easy to obtain.