Composite roofing is simply roofing that is made out of numerous materials like reclaimed rubber, woods, and plastics. This means that the materials were already used for other projects or items and they have been crafted into roofing pieces to help reuse them and reduce waste and energy costs. Though this sounds like the roof pieces would be ugly or look different from other roofs, this is not the case. In fact, most composite roof pieces look exactly like their newly made counterparts. You are able to choose roofing that looks like cedar pieces or like traditional slate – no one, not even you, will be able to tell the difference.
But there is a difference when it comes to composite roofing – outside of the environmental benefits. Because these pieces are not traditionally made, they will withstand more elements than the wood or slate pieces would. You will be protected from mildew, mold, and even hail when you choose composite roof pieces. In addition, you can step on the pieces and not damage them at all. This is a vast improvement over traditional roofs where you would need to avoid stepping anywhere on them, lest they be cracked.
With composite roofing, it’s also much easier to complete a roofing job. Since the roof pieces still take traditional roofing nails and can be trimmed to any size or shape, you will find that these roofing projects are actually much easier on the homeowner or the professional installer. Many of these roof pieces also come with up to a 50 year limited warranty, so you know that you’re getting a long term solution for your roofing needs.