A TRADITIONAL LOOK THAT LASTS
Synthetic shingles made of rubber or plastic often reflect UV rays more effectively than the traditional variety. Reflecting UV can keep a house from heating up as much, which can, in turn, have a positive effect on a homeowner’s energy bill. Taking less damage from the sun also means that the synthetic shingles will last longer.
Synthetic composite shingles look like traditional roofing materials but without the high 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.
ECO-FRIENDLINESS OF SYNTHETIC ROOFING
If you are looking for an environmentally friendly roofing material, composite synthetic roofing can be a great option. Synthetic composite roofs are made with recyclable materials like hemp fibers and post-industrial plastics. 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.
SYNTHETIC VS GENUINE SLATE OR CEDAR ROOFING
Slate composite shingles are lighter in weight and less expensive. In fact, the weight of composite shingles is about 25% that of natural slate. Hence, composite shingles are much easier to transport and install. An ordinary roof can support synthetic composite slate shingles. Likewise, standard nails can support them successfully. You don’t have to worry about them breaking.
When it comes to aesthetics, synthetic slate shingles look just as attractive as real slate shingles. Composite cedar shakes are normally made of cedar wood shavings combined with used tires, post-industrial plastics, and other UV-resistant materials. This ensures that these synthetic composite roofing materials will last much longer than their traditional counterparts.
Moreover, composite roofing can be manufactured to look like most, if not all, traditional materials. You can have the look of expensive slate or clay tiles at a fraction of the cost. Most people report that synthetic materials are indistinguishable from traditional materials at the curb’s distance.
If you are in the market for a new or replacement roof and are considering synthetic roofing, give our Omaha roofing contractors a call or fill out our contact form today. We would love to sit down with you and go over your many options to make sure you end up with a long lasting roof that you will be proud of!