What Are The Best Options for Synthetic Roof Tiles?

Synthetic Roofing Tiles

Synthetic roofing materials have revolutionized the world of exterior design, and given the cost-oriented consumer a much wider range of options for building their dream home.

Synthetic, also known as composite roof materials, look every bit as attractive as naturally-derived roofing materials, but they often come at just a fraction of the cost. This means a lower cost of goods, and less concern over maintenance, repair, and replacement costs. Additionally, being comprised of synthetic materials, the composition roof is more eco-friendly.

There are a variety of composite roof options and if you’re looking for a roofing company in Alabama  that can install them, Authentic Restoration is the leader. Let’s take a moment to go over the synthetic roof types you might be interested in.

Polymer Slate

You can enjoy the aesthetic and appeal of all-natural stone without all of the expense and hassle by instead going with the composite roof equivalent: polymer slate synthetic roof tiles by DaVinci Roofscapes or Brava Roof Tile.

Natural slate itself is a good protective roofing material, but it has a tendency to become brittle over time and it’s susceptible to damage from hail, storm debris, and even the weight of footsteps on the rooftop.

Both Brava and DaVinci’s composite roof slates are natural in their appearance, but far more durable and lightweight. They’re even a little bit wider than other tiles, meaning it generally takes fewer to cover your whole roof. And, they come in a range of attractive color options to complete the look of any home.

As any good roofing material should be, they’re highly fire resistant; after all, they’re made to emulate stone. They can withstand winds of just over 100 miles per hour, and they’re great at resisting the weather.

In fact, DaVinci is so confident in the durability of their slate roofing that they offer a lifetime warranty on their slate roofing products.

Synthetic Wood Shakes

If you’re more interested in the classic look and natural appeal of wooden roofing, then wood shakes are probably on your radar. But you’re probably aware of some of the issues that come with wooden roofing materials; they’re more flammable than most types of roofs, they need to be well finished and regularly maintained to avoid weathering, and they can lose their color under the sunlight.

This is another advantage of composite shingles, or in this case, a composite roof made of synthetic wooden shakes. There are a lot of great options to choose from, but some of the finest composite shakes come from Brava Roof tile.

Brava’s synthetic shakes are available in a range of thickness options to help give your roof the look you like best. They’re patterned with the same kind of “split texture” that authentic wood boasts, which also makes it far easier to split the pieces by hand (so that you don’t need any special tools to install it).

Plus, these particular composite roof shakes don’t look nearly as plasticky as some of their competitors. They come in eight different shades that you can mix and match to create just the right color to top off your home. They’re among the best looking synthetic shades on the market, and they beat the price of traditional wooden shake roofing materials.

Brava also proudly offers a long-term warranty on their products, offering up to 50 years of limited warranty coverage; AKA, more longevity than cedar itself!

Stone Coated Steel

Stone coated steel tiles are one of the ultimate choices in composition roof materials, featuring the functional and stylistic benefits of traditional asphalt shingles, with far fewer drawbacks.

This type of composition shingles is most often made using recycled materials, some of which can even be recycled after their use as roofing materials. This is not the case with asphalt shingles. Plus, metal roofs of all types are generally more green, having stronger reflective properties than asphalt.

Stone coated steel is much hardier and doesn’t take nearly as much roof maintenance or repair. Plus, they don’t weather under the sun or elements nearly as much as asphalt, so they don’t need to be cleaned nearly as often.

Decra’s stone coated steel composition shingles are some of the best in the biz. These shingles, available in numerous sleek-looking colors, are highly durable and are effective at resisting rain and small hailstones. They’re highly fire resistant, strong against stormy winds, and great at keeping the sunlight from heating up your home.

There are only a few real downfalls when it comes to stone coated steel roofing. This is one example of composition roofing that’s actually more expensive than its traditional alternative. Asphalt shingles are popular all over the United States because they’re inexpensive and they can last a long time. The latter is true of composition shingles, but the former isn’t; stone coated steel shingles are much pricier than asphalt.

Additionally, like all metal roofing materials, stone coated steel roofs can be noisy under inclement weather. Heavy rainfall, particularly late at night, can be quite bothersome for many homeowners. This is one of the serious considerations you’ll want to make before installing a metal roof over your head.

Authentic Restoration is one of the few Alabama roofing companies that you can trust to handle the installation of stone coated steel roofing; they aren’t the most common choice on the market, being a little bit more expensive than some other choices in composition roof materials. This means not every contractor bothers to work with them, and the ones who do don’t install them very often. You can rely on us to build you a beautiful composite roof that’ll last your home for decades.

Deciding on a Synthetic Roof for Your Home

Considering all of the advantages that composition roofs have to offer, especially on the cost side of things, it’s no wonder they’re becoming more and more popular across the country. Alabama is stepping into the 21st century by embracing the innovate technology that helps our citizens thrive; join the revolution and top off your new home with a composition roof. Whether you’re budget-conscious, safety-minded, style-influenced, or all three, there’s a synthetic roof out there to make your home stand out in your neighborhood.