If you are deciding on a new roofing material, composition and asphalt roofing are an excellent option. Both with beautiful aesthetics, this switch from natural tiles to synthetic tiles is extremely useful as it allows particular features to be included. In this case, both are amazingly lightweight, allowing installation to be simpler and easier- meaning that the installation costs will be less, and they both resist algae growth a feature that helps the material to maintain its best state.
What is Composition Roofing?
Composition roofing is a roofing material that is made up of a mixture of different elements. Commonly this is recycled materials, fiberglass, and asphalt. The tiles are synthetic, so although you have the appearance of natural stone or slate, you can achieve other qualities through it being a constructed product. This means that alongside it being extremely lightweight, it is also fire resistant and has no issues with water. These kinds of tiles are available extremely diversely so you can find exactly what you need depending on color, texture, size, and shape.
What is Asphalt Roofing?
Asphalt roofing is extremely versatile. You can use it simply on its own for a flat roof, where the mixture of crushed rock and other binders, is simply laid over the underbed. It is also used as an asphalt shingle which commonly has the aesthetic of tiles. Asphalt shingle comes in two types- fiberglass and organic. The fiberglass shingles are a woven fiberglass base which is then covered in an asphalt coating and topped with ceramic granules. Organic shingles are more traditional; it uses a similar method but is made of recycled materials for its base. It is more costly and less sturdy over the years, so we recommend that you opt for the fiberglass option if you decide on asphalt roofing.
The differences between the two
The differences between composition roofing and asphalt roofing are vast. Over the last few decades, asphalt shingle has been one of the most used roofing materials in North America as it is low cost and easy to install. It is cheaper to install than composite roofing, but its life expectancy is approximately two to five times less than it too. So, if you are roofing intending to stay in a place for a longer time, your best bet may be composition roofing. Because composition roofing is made up of a variety of materials, it is stronger and more durable than asphalt, and it has a protective coating that reduces damage by the sun. Both materials have excellent qualities and our team will be pleased to assist you in making your decision.
As your local roofers, who care about our communities, we keep both of these options as affordable roofing for the people of Parker, CO. Another consideration to make is that composition roofing is made with recycled materials which is extremely environmentally friendly. The alternative, asphalt shingles, are less so, but the type with paper backing (organic) are considered less harmful.