There are many different options to choose from when deciding which high sloped roofing material to choose. The most common choice is an asphaltic shingle but there are many other creative choices as well. If you goal is look, durability or cost effectiveness will usually help you decide which route to start looking. The framing and construction usually constritutes what options are viable to use on a specific structure but there are alternate materials that are available so you are able to obtain the look and the function of the roofing system you favor.
Below are some links to some photos of different options of higher sloped roofs: