Asphalt shingles are made of fiberglass sandwiched between asphalt and ceramic granules. The fiberglass supplies the strength, while the asphalt, often mixed with minerals, is waterproof. The ceramic granules give shingles their color and also help deflect UV light, and its damaging effects.
Learn more about theadvantages and downsides of tile roofing. Windblown heavy rain and/or snow can force water up and beneath even correctly installed shingles.
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This composite materials looks like the real thing, even shut up, but prices a lot less. And it weighs about the same as asphalt, so there is no must beef up the roof construction, as you would need to do with slate. Because it is a manufactured product, with a nailing strip, most roofing contractors can set up it . The warranties on fake slate roofing are generally comparable to asphalt shingles—anticipate them to final anywhere from 20–50 years.