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3 Alternatives to Traditional Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles have an excellent 25-year average lifespan, undeniably excellent hailstone impact resistance, and offer the best aesthetics for homes across the country. Unfortunately, asphalt shingles make your home lost in similar aesthetics in your neighborhood and won't significantly increase its resale value. If you want the alternative roofing materials for asphalt shingles, here are three that you should greatly consider.


Metal shingles are great alternatives against traditional asphalt shingle roofs and are made from the same material corrugated and standing seam metal roofs use. These use highly-emissive metal sheets with UV-reflective coating that protects it against UV absorption and corrosion during rainstorms. Metal roofs keep indoors cool, contrary to popular opinion.


Traditional colonial and Victorian homes have extensively used wood shakes for centuries. Wood shakes have a fascinating aesthetic, offer excellent insulation, and protect your home against hailstorms. Special treated wood shakes can significantly increase its fireproofing rating.


Composite shingles use fiberglass, asphalt, vinyl, wood grains, and other sturdy recycled products to achieve top-notch durability, dependability, and aesthetic imitation. Composite roof shingles can look like traditional asphalt shingles but have longer lifespans, zero granulation, and improved density. Additionally, they're lightweight and easy for roofers to install.

You can find out more about the durability of composite roof shingles in an excerpt from Rockin' Roofers below.

Composite Shingles are Budget-Friendly

The most common reason why homeowners request composite shingles for their roofing installation is that they’re budget-friendly and cost-effective!In fact, a composite shingle roof installation is one of the most affordable options on the market! Another perk of composite shingles is that roofing contractors can replace damaged portions of the roof much more easily than when working with other roofing materials.  This, in turn, saves you money and lets you avoid an entirely new roof installation every time an issue arises.

Composite Shingles are Durable

Another reason to consider composite shingles for your roof installation is that they’re extremely durable. In fact, roofing contractors estimate that composite shingles have a lifespan of up to 50 years!Composite shingles also hold their shape and color for years, making them a great investment for any home.  They can even increase the resale value of your property! Composite shingles also repel moisture, resist mold, algae growth, and handle rain, hail, and snow with ease. The unique makeup of composite shingles is lightweight and absorbs the sound of outdoor noise for a quiet and cozy interior.

Composite Shingles are Versatile

Composite shingles also come in a variety of colors making them suitable for any outdoor decor. This makes them a favorite among homeowners due to the variety of different colors and styles to choose from. Homeowners can choose from designer shingles in attractive cuts, classic timberline shingles for a textured look, or attractive three tab shingles. Nonetheless, composite shingles maybe one of the most common shingle choices is the U.S. but that doesn’t mean you can’t stand out and add a little creative flair to your home! (Continue reading here to learn more)

You can always count on Roper Roofing & Solar to provide you with the best composite roofing solutions when choosing DaVinci Roofscapes products. Contact us today to learn more.


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