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Composite Roofing FAQs


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Frequently Asked Questions About Composite Roofing

If you are looking for a stylish and durable roofing material, composite roofing may be the way to go! Composite slate roofing and composite shake shingle roofing are designed to resemble actual slate or cedar shake while being a more affordable option. Made primarily from engineered polymers, composite roofing comes in a wide range of colors and styles designed to match any home.

If you're considering composite roofing for your home or business, S&K Roofing, Siding & Windows can help! We are a premier roofing company in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. We've put together this guide to answer all of your composite roofing questions!

Want to learn more about composite roofing or our roofing services? Call (866) 836-7663 or contact us online.

Composite Roofing Questions

What is composite or synthetic roofing?

Is composite roofing environmentally friendly?

How does composite roofing compare to standard asphalt shingle roofing?

How does composite roofing compare to genuine slate or cedar roofing?

How long does composite roofing last?

Composite Roofing Answers

What is composite or synthetic roofing?

Composite or synthetic roofing shingles are made of a mixture of several commonly used roofing materials, such as fiberglass, recycled paper products, and asphalt. Composite shingles are fire-resistant and don't have problems with moisture, making them very safe and reliable. As an extra incentive, many companies manufacture a shingle that is resistant to mold growth and algae. Also, if damaged, composite shingles can be replaced on an individual basis rather than needing to replace the entire roof. Composite roofing does not crack, split, peel or warp and comes in almost any color, shape, or size, which makes them a highly versatile choice.

Is composite roofing environmentally friendly?

Composite roofing can be a great "green" option depending on your choice of roofing shingles. Some composite roofing is made with recyclable materials such as post-industrial plastics and hemp fibers. Many composite shingle choices also carry a 30- to 50-year warranty, cutting down on the frequency with which you will need to re-roof.

How does composite roofing compare to standard asphalt shingle roofing?

Asphalt shingles are currently the most popular choice for shingles in the United States, with composite shingles running a close second. Although they share many qualities, composite roofing carries a longer warranty and can be manufactured to mimic the look of most, if not all, roofing materials. Composite shingles are also lighter in weight than asphalt shingles, making them easier to transport and install.

How does composite roofing compare to genuine slate or cedar roofing?

While slate shingles were popular in the United States in the early 20th century, they have long been replaced by synthetic or composite slate shingles. Slate composite shingles are lighter in weight and cheaper in cost. At approximately a quarter of the weight of natural slate, composite shingles are easier to transport and install. Normal roofs can support synthetic slate shingles, and standard nails will support them without breaking under the weight.

How long does composite roofing last?

The blend of roofing materials makes composite shingles such a high-quality product. Composite shingles are most recognized for their durability. While other roofing shingles last an average of 15 to 20 years, most composite roofing is under warranty for 30 to 50 years. Some composite shingles are even guaranteed to last a lifetime.

Our Composite Roofing Services

EcoStar Composite Slate Roofing on a house in Maryland

At S&K Roofing, we install the highest quality composite roofing. We work with the leading manufacturers of composite shingles, including:

  • DaVinci Roofscapes: DaVinci crafts some of the most durable and beautiful composite roofing tiles available on the market. Their products will enhance the look of any home and can mimic the authentic colors and natural textures of quarried slate, hand-split, or machine-sawn cedar shake.
  • EcoStar: EcoStar's Majestic Slate roofing tiles are designed to look and feel just like natural slate while being lighter, stronger, and more durable.
  • CeDUR: If you want the look of a cedar shake roof, CeDUR's products are for you. These synthetic shake tiles come in four beautiful color options.

To request a free estimate for a composite roof, call S&K at (866) 836-7663 or contact us online.

Choose S&K for Your Composite Roofing Project

Composite slate roofing installed on a house

S&K Roofing, Siding & Windows has proudly served homeowners and business owners in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC, for over 40 years. We deliver unmatched excellence and superior solutions to every roofing job we complete, big or small. All of our team members have the expertise, tools, and friendliness to ensure your experience with us is a great one. You don't just have to take our word for it — our numerous awards and accolades are a testament to our quality of work! Our greatest honor, though, is the number of referrals we get from our satisfied customers!

Contact S&K Roofing at (866) 836-7663 to learn more about our composite roofing services in Maryland, Virginia, and DC.