As one of the most common types of shingles on residences and businesses, composite shingles are revered for their stylish appearance, impact- and fire-resistant design and long lifespan. If you’re looking to replace your existing roof, but unsure if composite roofing is right for your commercial or industrial building, get in touch with McDonald & Wetle. We’ll help you understand how the life expectancy of composite shingles may translate to cost savings down the road.
Composite Roof Life Expectancy
Compared to asphalt roofing, composite shingles are made to stand the test of time. This type of roofing typically lasts 20 years. However, with the right materials and proper maintenance, composite shingles can last up to 50 years and beyond. Accordingly, many composite roofs carry a warranty of 20 to 50 years, but the warranty length will ultimately depend on the manufacturer.
Why Does Composite Roofing Last So Long?
There are many factors that contribute to the longevity of composite roofing. First and foremost, composite shingles are made from a blend of materials – typically a combination of fiberglass, plastic, polyester and paper bonded by resin or laminates. When mixed together, these materials create a recipe for strength and durability.
Thanks to their composition, these types of shingles won’t crack, split, peel or warp. They also offer a high level of fire resistance and impact resistance, helping prevent damage from hail and other hazards. What’s more, composite shingles resist fading caused by sun exposure, allowing them to maintain their pristine look for time to come.
Choose McDonald & Wetle
When it comes to your business, don’t settle for anything less than the best. At McDonald & Wetle, our experienced roofing professionals have the skills and expertise needed to help ensure your installation, replacement or repair project goes off without a hitch.
Want to learn more about composite roofing? Looking to request a quote? Contact McDonald & Wetle today. With offices in the Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington metro area, we serve commercial and industrial clients throughout the Pacific Northwest.