Roofing has changed with advance in technology, from simple use of simple materials to use of sophisticated ones. Roofing is important to a house. Not just for covering the uppermost part protecting you from harsh weather conditions but also from dangerous animals. The type and characteristics of the roof to be installed solely depends on the purpose of the building it is covering, materials and the traditions of the locales. Different traditions calls for different roofing styles. Africans, Asians, Americans and Europeans all have their different roofing styles greatly influenced by their specific cultures.
Roofs were probably the first structures built by man.