Roofing materials in Zambia
Roofing materials are the outermost layer on the roof of a building, sometimes self-supporting, but generally supported by an underlying structure. A building's roofing material provides shelter from the natural elements, and insulation against heat and cold. The outer layer of a roof shows great variation dependent upon availability of material, and the nature of the supporting structure. In Zambia roofing material those types of roofing material which are commercially available range from natural products such as thatch can be grass thatch to corrugated iron sheets, asbestos sheets, concrete tiles, iron tiles and baked clay tiles and slate to tiles and polycarbonate sheeting.