Mention roofing materials and most people immediately think asphalt shingles. Home owners today have more options than ever before and the freedom to get the look, color and style roofing they love without breaking the bank to do it. Innovative new composite roofing materials are providing competition to traditional shingle, tile or shake roofing. These new light weight materials offer real benefits over traditional roof coverings.
Composites can look just like more expensive, hard to maintain wood, metal or tile roofing. Budget conscious home owners are sure to appreciate the cost savings and enjoy having a wide range of styles to get the unique look they desire.
- Lighter than traditional roofing
- Less expensive to installation
- Available in a wide range of styles and colors
- Weather and UV resistant
- Very durable
- A sustainable roofing option
Composite shingles carry a warranty of 30-50 years, whereas other roof shingles may only carry a warranty of 15-20 years. This is because composite shingles are made more durable than other types of shingles. Composite shingles can be made with additives to give extra protection, such as resistance to moss or algae and UV degradation. They also do not crack, split, peel, or warp. Environmentally friendly, composite shingles are manufactured partly from recyclable materials (post- industrial plastics, hemp fibers, and used roofing material). Composite shingles can be made in almost any color, shape or size and they are reasonably priced, once you factor in roof longevity.
Roofing shingles come in a plethora of colors and shades.
Knowing how to choose the color of roofing shingles will help ensure that you make a choice that will suit your home's appearance as well as work in the Oklahoma climate.
When choosing your roofing color to complement your home's exterior colors, look at a shingle sample both in the sun and in the shade. Put a sample in a sunny place where the brick colors meet the paint and siding colors, then wait and check the same sample area when it's shaded. Make sure all of the exterior house colors work well together in all lighting.
Buckmaster Construction can help you choose the best shingle colors and style to boost curb appeal and match the look of your home.