Composite roofing uses a mixture of commonly-used roofing materials to allow greater protection from the elements. By definition, it’s the composite of various parts that contribute to the strength of such roofing. Composite roofing is made from asphalt or asbestos shingles, tar paper roofing, slate, shake, laminate, wood, etc. When mixed, these “ingredients” create a superior roofing shingle. The variety of material used allows for a diverse composite shingle. There are composite slate and composite shake shingles, in addition to the regular composite.
Composite shingles carry a warranty of 30-50 years, whereas other roof shingles may only carry a warranty of 15-20 years. This is because composite shingles are made more durable than other types of shingles. Composite shingles can be made with additives to give extra protection, such as resistance to moss or algae and UV degradation. They also do not crack, split, peel, or warp. Environmentally friendly, composite shingles are manufactured partly from recyclable materials such as post-industrial plastics, hemp fibers, and used roofing material). Composite shingles can be made in almost any color, shape, or size and they are reasonably priced, once you factor in roof longevity.