21 Feb 2018

Advantages and Disadvantages of

Composite Shingles 

Composite shingles are another form of asphalt shingles; they have been well accepted by a majority of homeowners around Connecticut over the last 30 years. Composite shingles last long, are relatively easy to install and also provide homeowners with an array of color options and variations. Below, you will find few of the main advantages homeowners have when choosing asphalt shingles:

Simplicity in installation:  One of the main advantages of composite shingles is that they are relatively simple to install.  This means, we as the roofing contractor have to take fewer risks and exert fewer resources to install them and then able to pass on the savings to our homeowners. We do a lot of work with composite shingles around fairfield.

 

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There are two main types of composite asphalt shingles; ones that are organic and ones that are not. Organic shingles are made out of paper and asphalt coating and although not long-lasting, they fuse into a product that is fully water resistant. This is one of the main concerns many homeowners have because all things being equal, rainfall, ice and water will damage your roof overtime more than anything else your roof will encounter in Monroe Connecticut. 

If you want more protection, then you’d have to switch to nonorganic shingles. Depending on the type you want, they can be extremely durable in addition to being fire resistant.

Longevity is one of the main factors that come into play when choosing the type of material you’re going to put on your roof. A few factors that directly affect the lifespan a few shingles start with proper ventilation. This concept is commonly not understood as well as other factors but in basic terms, your shingles need to breathe. During hot days and typical Connecticut summers, the attic of your home gets very hot and starts to take a toll on your shingle structure. With proper ventilation, air will be able to flow in and out allowing hot air to escape and keeping your shingles healthy especially in Trumbull. 

Ventilation is one of the main factors that we can directly control for what kind of wear and tear Mother Nature has on our roof, so let’s take advantage of it right away. When it comes to tackling the other factors such as rain storm and hail, a lot of it is going to be determined by how well the roof is installed. Valley Roofing and Siding Inc has been a trusted and locally known roofing contractor in Connecticut for the last 30 years. Give us a call and speak to one of our expert roofing contractors. We’re happy to stop by and take a look at your roof without any pressure or commitment. You can count on us to provide you with outstanding service and a team you can trust.