Most people are familiar with asphalt shingles, wood shakes and metal roofing materials, but there is another one that can take their place and provide the same aesthetic appeal. Many years ago, asbestos was banned from use in building materials. This invited roofing manufacturers to develop new materials to replace the outlawed ones. But, the process of innovations was a rocky road. At the end, a new material was developed using a mixture of common roofing materials, called composite roofing.
Composite roofing combines commonly-used roofing materials to allow greater protection from the elements. Composite roofing is made from asphalt shingles, tar paper roofing, slate, shake, laminate, wood, etc. When mixed, this combination of roofing materials creates a superior roofing shingle. The diversity of material used allows for a wide variety of composite shingles. From composite slate to composite shake shingles, composite roofing can be made to look like most other roofing materials without some of their disadvantages. They can be made in almost any color, shape or size and they are reasonably priced, once you factor in roof longevity.
Composite shingles are durable and most have a warranty of 30-50 years, whereas other roof shingles may only carry a warranty of 15-20 years. Composite shingles can be made with additives to give extra protection, such as resistance to moss or algae and UV degradation. They also do not crack, split, peel, or warp. Composite roofing is wind and hurricane tested and can withstand 80-100 m.p.h. gusts. They have been flame-tested, allowing them to not only impede fire but to help stop its spread as well. An environmentally friendly roofing alternative, composite shingles are manufactured from recyclable materials like post-industrial plastics and used roofing materials. If you are considering switching to composite shingles or would like to learn more about them, consult the professionals at Guardian Roofing. Our trained roof technicians are expertly skilled at installing and repairing all types of shingles, composite included.
Composite shingles are manufactured mostly from recyclable materials, like post-industrial plastics and used roofing material. So, they are environmentally friendly.