Synthetic Roof

When it comes to choosing a roofing material for your house, you have a variety of options. Some materials will serve your needs better than others, so it’s imperative that you seriously consider your options.

A little less than a year ago we wrote a post (great comments by the way) that explained how the natural slate market was being damaged by the manufacturers of “synthetic slate” marketing their rubberized, polymer, shingle as “slate”. This is a disingenuous description of a rubber material because “slate” is defined as a natural rock. Big business is taking advantage, unfairly, of a high end roofing material and leveraging the name for profit. Let’s be real clear, this is not slate. This post is not saying there isn’t a place for this type of material (Where? I’m not sure), it just shouldn’t be called slate.

Have you Heard of Synthetic Composite Roofing?

Synthetic composite roofing shingles or tiles are made of a mixture of several commonly used materials including asphalt, fiberglass, clay, and recycled paper products. Synthetic composite shingles look like traditional roofing materials but they don’t have the same maintenance requirements. They are fire resistant and moisture proof. Some brands are even resistant to algae and mold growth. Moreover, high-quality composite roofing materials don’t crack, split, warp, or peel. They come in a wide selection of colors, shapes, and sizes. This makes them one of the most versatile materials for covering your roof.

The fact that many composite roofing choices come with a 30 to 50 year warranty also cuts down on the need for re-roofing. You can reduce your ecological footprint by using fewer raw materials.

How Long Does Synthetic Composite Roofing Last?

Synthetic composite shingles are high quality, thanks to the fact that they are a blend of several materials. They are recognized largely for their durability and will provide a high return on your investment. Unlike other roofing shingles, which last an average of 15 to 20 years, some composite shingles even come with a lifetime guarantee.

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