What Is Composite Shingle Roofing?
Composite shingle roofs are a durable and affordable roofing solution. Composition shingle roofing is, by definition, the type of roofing that is formed with composite materials. These materials range from asphalt, fiberglass, laminate, and slate to ceramic granules. These materials are glued together in layers, compressed, and blended together with additives that make them waterproof, weatherproof, and resistant to elements.

Advantages of Composition Shingles Roofing

  • Most commonly use and affordable
  • Highly durable
  • Many colors selection to match your building architectural design
  • UV protection
  • Up to 50 years manufacturer’s warranties

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Types of Composite Shingles

There are various types of mixtures used for composite shingles roofing.

Decorative Shingles: GAF Ultra-Premium Designer Shingles have transformed the roof into the final accent that turns a house into your home. The innovative designs and technology coupled with an unparalleled sophisticated beauty create a roof of the finest caliber. Unmatched, peerless — you have finally found the ultimate shingle.

High Impact: GAF offers multiple shingles with enhanced impact resistance, including Timberline® ArmorShield™ II SBS Modified IR Shingles and Grand Sequoia® ArmorShield™ SBS Modified IR Shingles. They provide an excellent combination of protection and beauty for your home. Made with GAF proprietary SBS modified asphalt formulation, GAF ArmorShield™ Series Shingles pass the industry’s toughest impact-resistance test: UL 2218 Class 4.

Laminate Shingles: These are similar in structure to 3-tab roofing with an additional layer of tabs bonded over the basic layer making them thicker and stronger. They resemble wood in appearance and are available in different color options.
Manufacturer’s warranty: 30 – 50 years

Architectural Shingles: These are the most advanced composite roofing options. The shingles are reinforced with fiberglass mat and coated with ceramic granules to make it stronger, moss retardant, and have a 3D appearance.
Manufacturer’s warranty: 50+ years

3-Tab Shingles: It is the most affordable roofing type and is easy to maintain. It is one-layer roofing where a shingle is distinctly marked as three separate tabs. The vertical slots are carved into the visible section of a shingle splitting the lower half section into 3 tabs.
Manufacturer’s warranty: 20 – 30 years


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