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Need A New Roof? 3 Benefits Of Choosing Composite Roofing Shingles

If it is time for you to have a new roof put on your home, you have many options to choose from including stone, ceramic, metal, and wood. Another option you have is composite roofing shingles. These shingles are made of asphalt, waste paper, fiber-cement, and tar paper. There are many benefits of these shingles, three of which are listed below. You can then get that new roof over your head to protect you and your family.


Composite roofing shingles are durable and can hold up well to things like wind, heavy rain, and hail, which means this roof will hold up well no matter where you live. You can find composite roofing shingles that are resistant to sun damage, algae growth, and moss.

Composite roofing systems are also flame-resistant, which protects your home from fires, such as if your neighbor's house catches on fire and ash and soot blows onto your roof, or if burning debris falls, such as a tree limb, on your roof. Laminated composite roofing is available, which is much thicker when compared to the traditional kind, which makes these shingles even more durable. You can expect a composite roof to last anywhere from 20 to 50 years.

Easy to Repair

If your roof does get damaged in some way it is easy to repair. Some shingles could be simply nailed back down if they become loose. Purchase new shingles to replace any that are broken or completely missing. If you find small holes on the roof, you can patch them up with roofing cement.

You can do this job on your own if you are the DIY type and there is not a lot of damage. Do make sure your roof is not under warranty before you do anything, however. If you try to repair it and it is under warranty, this would void it.

Multiple Styles and Colors

You can find composite roofing shingles in a variety of styles and shapes. For example, there are shingles that look like real wood. You can choose shingles in different shapes also, such as long strips, rectangles or square.

Compositing roofing shingles are available in a variety of color, such as blue, green, black, grey, and some are multi-colored. Having a variety of colors available allows you to match your roof with your home, as well as the surroundings.  

Talk with a roofing contractor if you have any questions about this type of roofing material.