Everything You Need to Know About Composite Shingles


Choosing the right shingles for your home’s roofing will make all the difference to its durability and effectiveness in keeping your family safe. Depending on the material you select, shingles can last for decades, wanting minimum repair and maintenance. 

If you are installing new roofing or replacing an old one, ask your contractor for composite shingles. The initial cost will be more than asphalt shingles, but it will make up for it in the many benefits it offers. 

Asphalt shingles have been a popular choice among homeowners since the early 1900s. However, it has changed ever since composite roof shingles have found acceptance among roofing contractors. Here, we give you a low-down on all you need to know about them.

What are composite shingles?

Composite shingles are made by mixing a variety of materials. It allows them to outperform every single material individually. They are the most durable, energy-efficient, and lightweight shingles available. They can also be made entirely from recycled materials, making them eco-friendly.  

Advantages of composite shingles

Lightweight: They are much lighter than their counterparts, which helps you to save on custom shipping and delivery costs. It also reduces installation timing and artistry costs. 

Longer lifespan: Composite shingles can last for 30 to 50 years compared to asphalt shingles with an average lifespan of 15 to 20 years. Some types of composite shingles come with UV and water-resistant coatings to enhance the lifespan. 

Variety: Composite shingles are available in every size, shape, and configuration imaginable. You can easily find one to enhance the look of your home, no matter the aesthetic design. Unlike most shingles that come in five or six colors, composite shingles are available in various shades, making it easy to find a variety that matches your taste and landscape. 

Energy-efficient: You can buy them with various add-ons such as heat-resistance or UV-resistance, increasing their insulation properties. 

Eco-friendly: Some composite shingles are made entirely of recycled materials, making them environment-friendly. 

Easy to repair: If damaged, you can replace composite shingles one by one instead of replacing entire sections.

Fire-resistant: Although it can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, most composite shingles have a class-A fire-resistance rating. You should get all information from your service provider about the shingles’ fire rating before buying them. 

Cost-effective: At face value, composite shingles are more expensive than asphalt shingles. However, considering their lifespan and low maintenance cost, they are more cost-effective in the long term. 

Impact rating: If you are concerned about these lightweight shingles standing against high winds, don’t worry. Their make ensures that they can withstand and perform well during harsh weather. They have a Class 4 impact rating. It signifies their ability to stand firm against high winds and other extreme weather conditions. 

Renovate your property with composite shingles

Are you looking for professional assistance to install composite shingles on your roof? No matter the extent of your requirement, DHI Roofing should be your one-stop solution for all your roofing problems.

We are a trusted roofing service provider, and we give you a two-year warranty for our work and up to a 50-year warranty for the materials we use. A family-owned business, we have assisted over 5000 homeowners in the last 15 years. We provide services in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, and Iowa. You can schedule a free inspection by filling up our contact form.