What are Composite Shingles?
There are many options for different roofing material types today. One of these material types include composite shingles. So, what are composite shingles? With Roof Right, a residential roofing contractor in Hampstead, Maryland we are going to tackle some frequently asked questions about composite shingles.
What is composite or synthetic roofing?
Composite or synthetic roofing shingles are made of a mixture of many commonly used roofing materials including fiberglass, recycled paper products and asphalt. The yare fire resistant and don’t have problems with moisture. As an extra incentive, many companies manufacture a shingle that is resistant to mold growth and algae. Also, if damaged composite shingles can be replaced individually. It does not crack, split, peel or warp and comes in most any color, shape or size which makes them a highly versatile choice.
Is it environmentally friendly?
Depending on the choice of roofing shingles, composite roofing can be a great “green” option. Some composite roofing is made from recyclable materials such as post-industrial plastics and hemp fibers. They also carry a 30–50-year warranty.
How does it compare to standard asphalt shingle roofing?
Asphalt shingles are the most popular choice for shingles in the US, with composite in a close second place. Although sharing many similarities, composite roofing normally carries a longer warranty and can be made to mimic the look of most if not all roofing materials. Composite shingles are also lighter weight making them easier to transport and install.
How does it compare to slate or cedar roofing?
Slate shingles were once popular in the early 20th century, since then though they have long been replaced by synthetic or composite slate shingles. Slate composite shingles are lighter and cheaper overall. Normal roofs can also support them without needing extra support to keep from buckling under the weight. Composite cedar shakes are manufactured mainly from post-industrial plastics, used tires and other materials. They also contain cedar wood shavings and materials to keep them from UV degradation. Without any maintenance fiberglass cedar shingles and other composite alternatives can carry up to 50-year warranties.
How long does it last?
Composite shingles are most recognized for their durability. While other shingles last an average of 15-20 years most composite roofing is warrantied for 30-50 years. Some even guaranteed to last a lifetime.
About Roof Right
At Roof Right we have realized customer service and trust are poorly lacking in the roofing industry. That is why our roofing company takes pride in our exceptional service which includes showing up when we say we will, providing a thorough 17-point inspection, listening to you so we can make a quick and thorough diagnosis of your roofing problem, and cleaning up after ourselves as we work. In addition to offering residential roofing services and roof repairs in Maryland. Roof Right is proud to offer the following services:
Roofing & Gutter Maintenance – Your roof, just like your car, should get routine inspections. Your roof gets more abuse from the elements than any other part of your home and preventative maintenance is a key element to
Skylights & Solatubes – Brighten your home with natural sunlight with skylights &
Gutters – Installing a new seamless gutter system is one of the most critical aspects of all home repairs. Improving the drainage around the home can have a significant impact on the stability of the foundation and the life of your home. Roof Right installs gutters and gutter guards that will efficiently channel water away from your home. Learn more about gutters.
Siding – Looking to add curb appeal along with improving your homes energy efficiency? No paint. No stain. No hassles. Vinyl siding delivers strength, durability, and beauty of real wood with a variety of design options and multiple color options. Based on an average size home, repainting can cost thousands of dollars every few years. Vinyl siding never needs painting, caulking or patching because, unlike wood, it won’t crack, peel, rot or split. Roof Right carries siding from the best manufacturers in the industry, including Mastic, CertainTeed, James Hardie. Learn more about siding.
Windows – Reduce your energy bills & increase the curb appeal of your home with energy efficient windows installed by Roof Right! There are hundreds of vinyl window brands on the market today – but they are not all created equal. Many ordinary vinyl windows are designed only for low cost, not for value. We install top-of-the-line, energy efficient windows for long-lasting great looks. We carry a wide selection of energy efficient products from trusted manufacturers. Learn more about windows.
Doors – Roof Right and ProVia® are dedicated to making entry doors the professional way. ProVia entry doors are energy efficient, built to quality standards and gives you many choices to entry-level doors that are sold through box stores. Roof Right installers have attended entry systems and storm door training with ProVia®. We have software that will allow you to build your new entry door on our computer so you can see the many different options and price ranges available. ProVia® builds
Decks & Patios – We can help you design a deck for your home that can bring you many years of enjoyment and improve your home’s value. Let us guide you through the design and construction of your dream deck. From designing the deck for your needs and