Synthetic materials have made their way into just about every industry imaginable. Roofing products are no exception, with many new and exciting synthetic products appearing in the market. With so many exciting options to choose from when it comes to synthetic roofing products, let’s take a look at some of the major benefits of using these materials as well as a few specific examples of companies leading the way in this field.
Durability is one of the main benefits of synthetic material of all types. This is because, unlike other materials that are used because of the benefits they already possess, synthetic materials are designed specifically for the jobs in which they are used. They are blended together and produced with certain intentions in mind. They are not natural products of evolution, such as wood and other materials, but specialized, engineered products that exist only to serve the function they were designed for.
Vinyl cedar shake shingles are one example of a synthetic roofing product that is supremely durable compared to the asphalt shingles you’ll usually find lining the homes of everyone around you.
Longevity and durability are one benefit of synthetic roofing materials, but another would be functionality. These materials actually just do their job better than other materials. Asphalt shingle alternatives are stronger and longer-lasting than their all-natural counterparts because they’re specifically engineered to outlast cedar, and possibly slate and other roofing materials.
F-Wave synthetic shingles are far better at protecting your home from UV-ray damage, moisture, hail, and all other types of potential damage. They also reflect heat more effectively than regular asphalt.
Synthetic roofing materials aren’t just tougher and more functional than common roofing materials like asphalt, they are more versatile as well. Traditional materials can be very limited stylistically, while synthetic materials can come in a variety of colors and styles. Not only are they able to handle whatever situation you put them in, synthetic roofing materials can also mimic other materials in look and feel while retaining their durability and functionality.
Synthetic materials like shingles, underlayment, insulation, and more are usually cheaper to purchase and install across the board. Materials that have been used historically are more expensive than synthetics. The process of making synthetic material is often less expensive than it is to produce popular materials like asphalt, for instance. This has driven the price down on materials that outperform their counterparts in every category, a truly unique situation in the roofing industry.
Synthetic Roofing is Here to Stay
Synthetic roofing materials have changed the roofing industry for good. With so many new materials to choose from when it comes to shingles, underlayments, insulation, and more, it’s safe to say that synthetic materials have invaded the market.
This means more choices for you, and a wide range of potential benefits like durability, functionality, versatility, eco-friendliness, cost-effectiveness, and quick installation times.
Matt Lee is the owner of the Innovative Building Materials blog and a content writer for the building materials industry. He is focused on helping fellow homeowners, contractors, and architects discover materials and methods of construction that save money, improve energy efficiency, and increase property value.