Composite Shingle Roofing
Composite Shingle Roof Installation and Repair
If you’re a homeowner looking to install a new roof, chances are you are in the market for composite shingles. More commonly known as asphalt shingles, the affordability and wide selection have made them one of the most popular and widely used roofing materials installed today. So popular that 4 out of 5 homes have composite shingles installed. So why are these shingles in such high demand?
- Composite shingles offer great performance in all climates and even extreme weather conditions
- Their affordability is unmatched.
- Professionally installed composite shingles require little to no maintenance and are easily repaired if damaged.
- Boasts impressive fire and wind resistance.
Replacing an Old Roof with Composite Shingles
It is inevitable that every roof will one day have to be replaced. If your current roof is 15-20 years old it is a prime candidate for roof replacement. No need to worry though, many homeowners insurance plans can help cover the price. Filing roofing insurance claims is highly recommended in instances where your roof has suffered damage over time be it from wind, hail, or any other force of nature. In many cases roofing installers can apply new shingles over your old shingles. Doubling the strength of your roof. However, if your roof is damaged or warped in any way this may not be an option. Contact us to have an experienced composite shingle installer come to your home and offer advice on your best options.
Types of Composite Shingles
This type of shingle is composed of a fiberglass mat that has a mineral filler coating to make it waterproof. Because of this, glass fiber shingles weigh considerably less than organic shingles. After the mineral filler is applied ceramic granules are used to coat the shingle and protect it from the sun. Glass fiber composite shingles are cheaper than their organic counterparts and are more widely used.
This type of shingle is made out of an organic mat coated in asphalt. The asphalt provides waterproofing as well as UV protection from the sun. This type of shingle is considerably more heavy than its glass fiber counterpart. Perhaps the weight and the cost increase sways homeowners to go with glass over organic. However, this added weight gives organic shingles a much higher wind resistance. In areas where high winds are a frequent occurrence, organic fiber shingles are highly recommended.
Composite Shingles Prices
The cost of composite shingle roofing is very competitive when compared to other roofing material options. Their durability and low price make them a great value for any roofing job. There are many factors taken into consideration to determine cost such as: composite shingle color, thickness and fire rating. Keep in mind that the thicker the shingle, the longer it will last. Our roof installers will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding installing a new composite shingle roof. Contact us today for your free roofing estimate.
More Roofing Options:
Choice Roofing Group – Service Areas:
Choice Roofing Group has locations near you! Our expert roof contractors and roofing repair and construction specialists are a phone call away.