It’s not unusual to make quite a few compromises while shopping for a new roof. To be effective, a roof needs to have a certain combination of qualities. Often, however, roofing materials just excel in one or two areas. If there isn’t a single material that possesses all the ideal qualities in a roof, how then can you ever hope to find the right roof for your home? You must pick the right mix of materials.
Composite shingles are composed of fiberglass, recycled plastics and asphalt, and retain their best qualities.
Lightweight and Durable
Durability is arguably the most important aspect of any roof, considering its primary task is to defend your home from the elements. However, there’s a problem with exceptionally durable roofs: the more durable they are, the heavier they get. But you won’t have to worry about that with lightweight composite roofing. Composite shingles are lightweight despite being as durable as conventional shingles.
There are a few added benefits as well: composite shingles are resistant to moisture and mold, two issues that plague any kind of roof. And, thanks to its resistance to moisture, composite shingles can last for a long time. In fact, some manufacturers offer warranties that last 30 to 50 years. You can consult one of your local roofing contractors to learn more about your warranty options.
Since composite shingles are made of a variety of materials, including recycled ones, they’re a great choice for environmentally conscious homeowners. The shingles’ recycled content varies from manufacturer to manufacturer, however. To maximize your carbon-footprint reduction, check the composition of each shingle before you buy a particular brand.
If you do decide to install composite shingles for your roof, make sure to only hire an experienced contractor.
Lankford Roofing & Construction LLC, a contractor with over eight decades’ worth of experience in the industry, offers roof installation and window replacement services. To get a free estimate, call (903) 465-7677 or (580) 920-1433, or leave us a message on this form. We serve homeowners in Sherman and Denison, TX, and nearby areas.