Throughout the ages, there have been many different types of material used as roofing. Wooden shakes, asbestos roofing, and clay tiles have all been used in the past as well as the present. Today, asphalt shingles are the most popular type of roofing because of their versatility, cost, and a lifespan that covers at least two decades.
Of course, asbestos is no longer used because of potential health hazards. However, the removal of asbestos fibers from roofing materials has given rise to a relatively new type of shingles: composite or synthetic roofing shingles. These shingles, made up of a variety of materials, have proven to be long-lasting, easy to work with, and lightweight.
But not all composite shingles were created equally. Early attempts at creating synthetic shingles were met with premature failures. However, as technology has advanced, composite/synthetic roofing materials have greatly improved and have become even more reliable than traditional roofing.
These composite shingles are made from a variety of roofing materials, including fiberglass, paper products, and asphalt. CertainTeed makes a composite slate that has a Class A Fire resistant rating, a Class-4 impact rating, and comes with a 50-year limited warranty.
Because of their longevity, as well as using recycled materials, this product is also considered eco-friendly and has an Energy Star Certification. Of course, all of this comes at a price. More expensive than asphalt shingles and other products, these synthetics give homeowners peace of mind for multiple decades.
Of course, they also look great. Made to mimic the appearance of natural slate roofing, synthetic slate roofing will complete the look of your home. While these shingles are easier to install than slate or cedar shakes, to properly install synthetic roofing, a professional should be hired.
Warner Roofing and Construction carries a wide variety of shingles, including, architectural shingles, cedar shakes, and laminate shingles. With nearly 30 years of experience in Clark County, we have worked with every type of roofing and architectural design in the region.
As roofing contractors, we offer several types of roof options, as well as roofing services such as re-roofing, installation, and repair. If you are in the middle of a remodel and want to change the look of your home or are building a home and want recommendations for a roofing style, reach out to us. We look forward to seeing how we can help.