Composite Shingles Questions

The Most Common Composite Roofing Shingles Questions 

At Roof Right, a residential and commercial roofing company in Hampstead, Maryland, we get a lot of composite roofing shingles questions from our customers. Often times they want to know what the benefits are to a composite roof, and why they should elect to install a roofing shingle like this on their home versus others. That is why we have compiled a list of common composite roofing shingles questions we commonly receive, and have provided our answers below! 

What is composite roofing? 

Composite roofing or composite shingles are made of a mixture of several roofing materials such as fiberglass, recycled paper products, and asphalt. Composite shingles are fire resistant and do not have any problems with moisture making them the ideal roofing material for homeowners. Plus many leading roofing manufacturers now produce composite roofing shingles that are resistant to mold growth or algae, helping to extend the years on your roof as well.  If damaged composite roofing shingles can also be easily replaced, making a composite roof a great home for roof repairs.

Is composite roofing eco-friendly?

Depending on the type of roofing shingle you choose for your home you can help to protect the environment. Some composite roofing shingles are in fact made from recyclable materials making them eco-friendly, and since composite shingles often last for 30 to 50 years, you are not replacing a composite roof often.

How do composite roofing shingles compare to asphalt shingles? 

In the United States, an asphalt roofing shingle is the most common type of shingle you will find on a home. While similar in many regards, composite roofing shingles carry a longer warranty and can be manufactured to replicate the look of a majority of roofing styles in use. Composite roofing shingles are also lighter than asphalt shingles making them easier to transport and install.

How long does a composite shingle roof last?

The major reason a homeowner will elect to install a composite shingle roof in their home is because of its durability and longevity. Most composite roofing shingles come with a warranty from 30 to 50 years, while some even guarantee for them to last a lifetime.

Composite Shingles Questions

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