Posted on: December 23, 2014
Like their name suggests, composition shingles are made from multiple materials that work together. A fiberglass mat is at the core of asphalt composition shingles. The mat is then fully saturated with waterproofing asphalt. The shingles are then topped with small ceramic-coated granules that protect against UV rays and provide the shingle’s coloring. Roofing manufacturers make composition shingles in a wide variety of styles, which is part of the reason why they are the most popular choice for residential roofs.
Traditional 3-tab shingles have a uniform look, but for homes that need an extra design touch, architectural shingles give more character. Architectural roofing is thicker and heavier than other shingles for a more classic appearance of well-crafted quality. There even shingles that mimic more specialized roofing materials, like faux cedar and slate. (Find a gallery of unique composite styles curated by Bob Vila here.)
Chinook Roofing installs composition roofs to give homeowners more flexible choices in roofing design. If you’re considering a new roof, we can help you decide whether composition is best for your house.
Chinook Roofing & Gutters is a full service roofing company with expert cross-trained installers for both commercial-industrial and residential roofing projects. We provide Tacoma roof repair and installation as well as Tacoma gutter installation with a service area that extends throughout the Puget Sound region, including our home base of Fife, as well as Gig Harbor, Puyallup, Milton and more. Contact us today for a free estimate.