Shingle Roofing is becoming one of the most popular kinds of shingles used for residences and businesses. Composite or Synthetic Roofing Shingles are created by a blend of diverse materials such as fiberglass, plastic, polyester, and paper, all bonded by resin or laminates. When combined, these elements build the right formula for strength and durability.
Composite Shingles are admired for their aesthetic, impact resistance, fire-resistant design, and long lifespan, they also can withstand moisture. This type of roofing it’s commonly made with recycled materials, helping to reduce waste.
The average Composite Shingles lifespan is 20 years. But, with the right materials and proper maintenance, they can last up to 50 years or more. These shingles won’t break, split, peel or bend, they also have a high fire resistance and impact resistance, this feature helps prevent injury from hail and other natural elements.
Asphalt Shingles x Composite Shingles
Asphalt Shingles have low cost and a pretty easy installation, and that’s why over the years it has become very popular on the roofing market.
Nevertheless, Composite Shingles are becoming more popular because of their long lifespan.
Asphalt Shingles are built either with a paper or fiberglass cover with a sheet of asphalt on top.
Composite Shingles are usually created with a combination of elements, such as slate, laminate, wood, etc.
The low-cost option is the asphalt shingles, which usually vary between one-half to one-third of the cost of the composite shingles. But, composite shingles usually last at least two to five times longer than asphalt ones, so they end up being equal on the overall cost, that’s why composite roofing may be a more intelligent investment if you have already found your forever home.
But, before deciding on a roof option, reach a roofing professional, like Palmetto Roofers. We will consider your needs and give you some guidance on what type of roof you should choose, considering your style, budget, and of course the roof quality! Call us!
If you are a homeowner and need a trustworthy company to come do a free inspection, call Palmetto Roofers today at (864) 686-4050 and we’ll come out asap to help.