Synthetic Roofing Shingles are a type of roof covering that is constructed of synthetic material. These shingles have three main components: the base coat 102, the top coat 106, and the substrate layer 100. The constituents of these layers are shown in FIG. 1. Substrate 102 is constructed of plastic. It should exhibit the appropriate flexibility and resilience for use in roofing applications. The base coat is applied to the exposed top surface of the substrate, as well as to the three side edges of the substrate.
The main advantage of synthetic shingles is that they are lighter than traditional shingles, which makes installation easier. Unlike the traditional shingles, synthetic ones will not add additional weight to your home, and you don’t need to hire a professional roofer to install them. They also do not require special equipment to install them, though some designer shingles may require precise tools.
In another embodiment, the synthetic shingle includes a waste-filler core and a top-coated, polymer layer to provide an enhanced level of weather resistance. The base coat preferably contains a fluoropolymer component. A top coat preferably comprises a clear acrylic material.
Synthetic roofing shingles are eco-friendly and energy-efficient. They are also made from recycled materials, which reduces the need for natural resources. Additionally, they are much stronger than traditional shingles. Some even contain advanced ultraviolet inhibitors that protect them from exposure to UV rays and extend their usable life. Synthetic shingles are also more fire-resistant, and they do not spread easily when damaged by fire.
Another benefit of synthetic shingles is the durability. Natural materials can fade over time and are subject to damage from ultraviolet rays and storms. Composite roofing shingles offer better fade-resistant properties, and their durability is superior to natural materials. As a result, they can last for decades. Furthermore, they are eco-friendly and can be recycled once they have been used.
Synthetic shingles are not as expensive as traditional shingles. However, they can be an excellent investment for your home. If you want an attractive and durable roof, synthetic shingles are worth the money. They will keep your home safe and protected no matter what weather conditions you face. They are a wise choice for many reasons.
REVIA(tm) Synthetic Roofing Shingles offer premium performance, durability, and aesthetics that rival wood shakes. This premium product is backed by a 50-year warranty. These premium synthetic shingles also have excellent fire-resistance. You can rest easy knowing that your roof is protected against wind and hail.
The best synthetic slate and shake shingles are impact and fire-resistant. This feature can save homeowners insurance premiums. In addition, these shingles can protect your home against hurricanes and strong winds. Furthermore, they may increase the resale value of your home. These factors make synthetic shingles a good choice for those in high risk regions.
Another benefit of synthetic shingles is their longevity. They can last for 40-50 years and are more affordable than traditional shingles. A real slate roof is very heavy, which adds to the cost. With synthetic shingles, the weight of your roof is significantly reduced. Moreover, they are lightweight.
Choosing the right roofing material for cold climates is an important decision, and it is best to choose a durable material that will insulate your home, minimizing your need for a heater. Synthetic shingles are a great choice for those who want the best value for money.