Quick Answer to "What is Composite Roofing?":
Composite Roofing is a roof assembled with strong and durable shingles made of asphalt, fiberglass, and ceramic granules.
Extended Answer to "What is composition roofing?":
Composite Roofing, also known as Asphalt Shingle Roofing
Composite roofing is also known as Asphalt Shingle Roofing and sometime Composition Roofing. It is a type of shingle roofing where the shingles are made from a combination of asphalt and fiberglass materials with a granulated ceramic coating applied to the top of each shingle.
- Asphalt is a black or brown petroleum-like material obtained naturally or from distilling petroleum. Asphalt consists of various compounds of hydrogen and carbon. There are also small amounts of nitrogen, sulfur, and oxygen. Natural asphalt is also known as "Brea". Brea is formed during the breakdown of organic marine deposits into petroleum.
- Fiberglass (glass fiber) is a woven material reinforced by a plastic material. The material is embedded with glass fibers laid across each other in a random pattern. A binding substance holds it all together. Combined with resin, fiberglass becomes very strong and can molded into different shapes.
- Ceramics Granules are made of non-metallic, non-organic materials made of crystalline and/or glassy substances. Ceramics are used in many everyday objects including bricks, tiles, glass, dishes, cement, and more. The substance can be shaped into different forms and hardened with high temperatures. There are many different types of ceramics that add to their utility. Ceramics can be semiconducting, superconducting, ferroelectric, or an insulator.
Within composite roofing, there are various grades of composition roofing shingles available ranging in thickness, appearance, expected lifetime, and overall roof replacement cost. No matter the grade, composition roofs have certain benefits in common. Next, we review those benefits.
Benefits of Composition Roofing
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We hope this article helps you better understand composite roofing. Click here to see our next post "How to install composite roofing" - Part 3 of our 8 Part series on "5 Different Types of Roofs: Composite Roofing".