As a homeowner, you probably are not aware of all the materials that go on your roof. While it certainly looks appealing to you, thinking about the way it was built and the multiple layers that make it so protective and attractive is not one of your main concerns until damages start to show.
Once the first sign of a crack or other sort of damage starts to appear on your roof or your attic ceiling, that’s when it becomes important to analyze which roofing material is the best for you.
In today’s article, we will go through the benefits of composite roof shingles.
These are synthetic shingles, made of a mix of materials that are carefully chosen to reduce weight, improve durability, create more resistance to damage, and offer better insulating properties.
Composite shingles are mainly made of asphalt, plastic, fiberglass, polyester, and recycled paper products. These are mixed with resin or laminates that are used to hold the different components in place.
In terms of shape, they can look like tab shingles, tile, or stone products. In addition, they come in different colors as well so you can choose your favorite one for the style of your home.
Composite roof shingles are divided into three groups: 3-tab composite shingles, where the center consists of cellulose or fiberglass; Laminate composite shingles where an additional layer is added to make it thicker than the traditional 3-tab structure and lastly Architectural composite shingles where the form of these shingles imitates other materials such as slate, stone, tile or shake. They are made of polymer mineral fillers on a fiberglass mat.
Composite roof shingles are quite popular in the construction field for many reasons.
First and foremost, these are durable elements that will increase the longevity of your roof as well as your property. They are strong and resistant to natural conditions and even natural disasters. In fact, composite shingles can perform well in hailstorms, strong winds, and fires.
Next, they are versatile and affordable. Composite shingles come in a variety of colors and styles and can match any architectural facade design.
In addition, composite roof shingles are sustainable as they are made of recycled materials and are usually recycled during their lifespan.
Last but not least, these roofing options have a lifespan of 15 to 30 years, with many manufacturers offering even a 50-year warranty.
Learn more about composite roof shingles with us at RH Renovation NYC.