The roof of a building or a house is probably the most important structure that provides safety and comfort to its residents. The function of a roof is to not only provide a safe enclosure but also protect its residents from the various natural and weather elements. As such the roof needs to be properly equipped so that it can brace all kinds of elements such as rains, snow and heat. One of the most popular and effective ways of achieving this is by plating the roof in composite shingles.
Composite shingles are extremely durable, long lasting and can brace all kinds of weather conditions. It is also an extremely cost effective solution which can cover all kinds of roofs completely.
What are composite roof shingles?
Composite shingles or composition shingles are constructed out of asphalt based composition. The layer underneath these shingles is made out of fiber glass flooring. The part that is exposed to the open air is often covered with colored granules for enhancing the aesthetic value of the roof.
Because composite roof shingles combine the sturdy and long lasting properties of both asphalt and fiber glass, they are extremely popular. Asphalt composition and fiber glass are extremely durable and lightweight materials which can brace all kinds of climatic stress without breaking down.
The protective properties of asphalt and fiber glass are derived from the long chains of hydrocarbons. These polymers are far more durable when compared with natural shingles such as those made of wood. Since the protective layering in wooden shingles are provided by natural oils, these oils with the effect of the sun and rains begin to get washed away from the wood causing degradation.
Advantages of composite roof shingles
Some of the main advantages of using composite roof shingles over other kinds of natural or metallic shingles are mentioned below.
Durability at affordable rates- As mentioned above the molecular structures of composite shingles are strong enough to withstand just about anything.
Aesthetic quality- Composite shingles can be colored and customized according to the preference of the resident. BY coating the asphalt composite with various pigment granules the roof can be given any color.
Low cost of maintenance- Due to their durable nature, these shingles do not require much maintenance. Since they do not break down easily, the maintenance that is associated is very minor. Broken composite shingles can be easily replaced without working on the entire roof.