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Composite Roofing Shingles

When thinking of home improvement projects you might be thinking about your roof. A new roof can prevent leaks, give your home a new look and even increase the value of your home. There are many different roofing materials available on the market today. Some of these include; wood, metal, ceramic and composition roofing. Each material will have a specific style and look; also these different materials have a wide variety of price ranges. One possibility that looks great and can be very affordable is called composition roofing.

Composition roofing gets its name because it is manufactured from a composite or combination of materials, many featuring asphalt shingles, asbestos shingles or tar paper roofing. Composition shingles come in different styles and colors. The three tab or strip shingle is the least expensive and the most common. They are made from strips of material and are laid on the roof in overlapping strips. The next level up would be the laminated or dimensional shingle, this shingle is thicker than the strip shingle and are made to look like wood shingles. Another type of composition roofing is the hail resistant shingle. Being much stronger than strip shingles, these shingles actually can protect the roof from falling objects and will resist hail damage to your home. These shingles can be quite expensive but can reduce your homeowner's insurance rates. All of these shingles are fire resistant and will protect your home for decades.

Coal tar roofing is convenient when you have a very low pitch roof or flat roof that you want to be water tight and last a long time, this type of roofing consists of lying down layers of tar and felt in several layers to build up a solid roofing surface.

Composition roofing can be great as it's an affordable roofing option. Prices, colors, styles and any information you need on composition roofing is available online or by contacting any qualified roofing contractor in your area. They will be happy to help you find the right roof for your money.


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