Composite roofing is a relatively unknown option over the classic roof materials: wood, metal, and tile. As its name suggests, it’s made up of a mixture of several roofing materials that form a composite – essentially a synthetic material that has all the strengths of its “parent” materials.
In this post, A Cut Above Exteriors discusses the benefits of using composite roof shingles and why you should consider them as an option on your next roof replacement project.
Composite roofs, especially ones that have fiberglass as part of its combination, boasts very high durability and strength. These roofs are naturally fire-resistant, can withstand winds up to 110 mph, and typically last as long as the house.
Our roofing company recommends this material for its high impact resistance, making it an effective and practical choice for homes in areas frequented by hail storms. It’s not uncommon to find a composite roof that has a Class 4 impact resistance, which is the highest rating for roofs.
Exceptionally strong composite materials have been used throughout history before composite was invented. Slate, for example, is one of the most durable roofing materials in terms of sheer durability. Tile is another durable roof and can last as long as a hundred years.
That said, these ultra-durable materials come with fairly heavy price tags. Slate is notable as one of the most expensive roofing materials due to the extra cost associated with mining and transportation.
Composite and synthetic roofs are a cost-effective alternative to these expensive roof materials. This is due to the fact that they are made with lightweight materials that are often recycled.
These roofs are also very eco-friendly as they are made from recycled materials, and can be recycled in turn once they reach the end of their service life. The strength and durability of these roofs don’t diminish no matter how many times they are recycled, making them even more sustainable than other eco-friendly materials.
At A Cut Above Exteriors, we will properly install your new composite roof so you can take full advantage of its benefits. We offer complete roofing services – from installation to long-term maintenance planning. Call us today at 503.334.0733 to learn more. We are a local roofing company in Portland, OR, and Vancouver, WA.