Composition shingles are the most common type of roofing product used in steep slope roofing applications. Synthetic & Composite roofing is hugely popular and makes up a rapidly growing segment of the roofing market. Some of the most attractive yet durable and long lasting premium quality materials for roofing include composites available in the market today. Composites are authentic in their appearance, with most designed to emulate natural slate, natural cedar shakes or cedar shingles, without having the issues associated with the natural options. When it comes to longevity and performance, the composite roofing materials are in a class of their own.
Composites are engineered to look as realistic as possible to natural cedar to ensure the final product replicates the authentic cedar look from the profiles offered, thickness, width, and topical grain texture. Some composites are even designed to weather like natural cedar does within the first year to offer a natural variation and silvered color like cedar does, without the concern of further degradation that is unavoidable with natural cedar.
In areas with extreme climates such as areas of Florida, composite roofing products are far superior resistance to the elements such as strong winds, heavy rain, and salt spray than natural cedar.