If you are looking for a classier look to your home, why not consider synthetic shingles? Synthetic shingles are made to imitate authentic slate roofing while being more affordable, durable, and giving the roof a longer lifespan. They are made from a combination of various plastics and rubber, and can either come from original materials or from recycled high-quality materials. Your trusted roofing experts at All American Home Improvement Inc are well-equipped to install your high-quality shingles. Give us a call today at (516) 986-3979 for your free estimate in Long Island and Farmingdale, NY .
Benefits Of Synthetic Shingles
If you are looking to go “green” with your home and looking for more affordability than cedar shake roofing then synthetic shingles may be right for you. They can be made from recycled roofing materials, helping maintain the earth’s natural resources and reducing waste. Even if you decided to go with all original materials, synthetic shingles can be recycled when the roof is ready to be replaced. This not only helps protect the environment but is also making the clean-up of the shingles easier for the roofers.
Synthetic shingles are extremely durable, receiving a class 4 impact rating. This means that they are able to withstand high impact damage from hail and debris carried by winds.
They also add extra protection to your home by being fire resistant. When tested how well they support flames, researchers have found that the durable materials used to create synthetic shingles does not support the breathing of a flame. This causes the fire to suffocate, making it harder to burn and even helping put it out. It received a Class A testing, which is the highest ranking when it comes to fire resistance.
Its hardy materials also make synthetic shingles resistant to wear from the sun. They have been designed to naturally reflect harmful UV rays away from your house, making them not prone to sun damage.
They are also not a suitable environment for moss or mold, making it more difficult for them to grow. This can help keep your roof healthy and it means less maintenance work on your roof. They are also not likely to rot or decay, unlike wood roofing materials.
They come in a variety of styles and colors, making them able to fit any aesthetic you are looking for. They help add to curb appeal and increase the overall value of your home.
Other Things To Consider
There are some disadvantages to synthetic roofing. Though they are designed to imitate other natural materials, it can still be easy to tell the difference up close. Also, synthetic shingles will not have that nice gradation of age overtime that wood and other natural roofs do. Though they are more environmentally friendly than asphalt shingles, they are not as “green” as natural materials. If they were to end up in a landfill, it does take a while for the synthetic material to break down.
Because synthetic material is newer, it can be harder to come by, which is why they are a tad bit more expensive. Also, unlike other roofing types, synthetic material has no set guidelines as to their production or installment. This can lead to mistakes being made during installation or a change in regulation over time may cause you to have your roof repaired or replaced.
Despite this, the team at All American Home Improvement Inc has studied synthetic shingles extensively, and are confident in our ability to install a safe and good-looking synthetic roof onto your home. The advantages and the ability to learn more about synthetic shingles overtime can easily outweigh the disadvantages.
While they are still more expensive than asphalt and architectural shingles, synthetic shingles are still one of the cheaper options for homeowners. This is due to their lightness, which makes them easy to install. Their durability also may convince insurance companies to consider giving homeowners who have synthetic shingles installed on their roof a discount, as the risk of having to have a premature roof replacement is low. Which helps save you and your insurance company, money.
Looking for a Roofing Contractor That Can Help?
Our experts at All American Home Improvement Inc are ready to help you install your synthetic shingles or take care of any of your roofing needs. We have four generations of knowledge and are the leading team when it comes to making sure that your roof is installed properly. We are dedicated to the quality of our service and have included a handwritten guarantee and warranty with every job. This ensures that everything is done right and that your investment is protected when life decides to throw you a curve ball. Call us today at (516) 986-3979 to speak with one of our roofers and get your estimate today! We do residential repairs in the Long Island and Farmingdale, NY are and look forward to meeting and aiding your family install your synthetic shingles.