In the recent past, homeowners expressed a readiness to try different types roofing materials. By making their preferences known, the home-owning consumers demonstrated the fact that not every homeowner wanted to live under a rooftop covered with asphalt shingles. Still, introduction of slate and tile for rooftops did not motivate lots consumers to try the new roofing products.
Consumers, rather than lining up at places where they could order tile or slate roofs, seemed eager for appearance of a product that looked like the asphalt shingles. At the same time, those picky consumers remained well aware of the traditional shingles’ disadvantages. Today, though, the situation appears to be changing, because one product has done away with those disadvantages. It features a shingle that contains a composite.
There are several reasons for the changes in homeowners’ preference with respect to roofing materials. One major factor relates to the new shingles’ composition. Roof replacement experts in Sunnyvale knows that all of them contain both asphalt and fiberglass.
The significance of the mixture’s presence
By mixing asphalt and fiberglass, manufacturers managed to lower the amount of each shingle’s weight. Hence, the walls of a typical house could do a better job of supporting the newer roofing materials. In addition, the lighter shingle was easier to install. An installation could be completed in 1 to 2 days.
Repairs easy to complete
It is not hard to replace a shingle or two, perhaps three, that might get damaged at the same time. The person doing the repair work can actually walk on the roof. The existence of that capability makes the job easier.
Manufacturers make specialized products
Today, a homeowner can find a shingle that has been designed for use in a certain climate, or in regions with certain environmental conditions. For example, there are those that get labeled wind proof. Others have been labeled algae-resistant or fade-resistant.
None of the other roofing products can undergo that sort of customization. It looks as if a shingle can be created to meet any need. So far no requirement has proved too great a challenge for the teams that do the customization.
Shingle helps architects and builders create impressive homes
No longer does every architect design a home with a conventional roof. Sometimes an architect adds a peak, a dip or an eave to the rooftop structure. In the past, it was difficult to shape and size roofing materials, so that they would fit onto the newer structures.
Introduction of composite shingles has managed to do away with that problem. Each such shingle has made it easier for a builder to size and shape that same product, so that it could get used to cover an oddly shaped roof.