If you are in the market for a replacement roof, look no further than composite shingles. This attractive option offers many benefits when compared to other types of shingles.
When it comes to cost, few roofing materials are as affordable as composite shingles. They cost similar to standard asphalt shingles, but they can have a longer service life. There is also a range of price points, so you can choose the composite that best fits your needs and budget. The cost is much less than other styles of shingles on the market, but yet you can find affordable composite options that mimic these more expensive roofing options.
The materials used in composite shingles, typically a mixture of fiberglass, polymers, plastics, and aggregates, creates an extremely durable and weather-resistant product. Most offer high wind and storm ratings, making them a long-lived choice for areas with more extreme weather. Some have fire resistance as well. You can expect the shingles to last for decades with little more than minor repairs.
Composite shingles can increase the style and beauty of your home's exterior. They come in a variety of colors, styles, and shapes. Some are made to mimic the look of asphalt or architectural shingles, while others resemble wood shakes or slate tiles. Colors are only limited by the manufacturer, and most provide a rainbow of colors to choose from. You can find them in any shape, as well, from fishtail and coved to standard rectangles and 3-tab designs.
If a sustainable, eco-friendly option is preferred, then composite shingles can deliver. The long life of the shingles is one point in their favor, as the best thing for sustainability is to avoid frequent roof replacements. Composite shingles also typically use recycled materials for the synthetic components, which negates the need for new waste material production and keeps old plastics out of the landfill. When the roof is finally replaced, the shingles can typically be recycled again.
Maintenance is a snap with a composite roof. The shingles themselves are more durable than asphalt, so storm damages and shingle repairs are a less common need. Generally, all the roof needs is an annual inspection to make sure there are no missing nails or cracked shingles that need to be addressed. If moss or algae grows on the roof, you may need to have it washed annually as well.
Contact a roofing replacement service to learn more about composition roofing.