Composite shingles in Long Island are the most popular material in roofing overall. They are made of a mix of materials that offers greater durability and lower cost than traditional asphalt shingles. Composite shingles are available in a large range of color choices and designs, including new lighter colored shingles that are an easy way to increase the energy efficiency of the home by reducing heat absorption.
They are one of the most economical Long Island roofing material choices and usually have a warranted lifespan of 30-50 years. They can often be installed over an existing roof, which saves on labor. Composite roofs also provide the highest rating for fire protection and can be walked on without damage. Their main vulnerability is to damage from high winds, and humid environments that can foster the growth of moss and fungus on the roofs. Also, composite shingles are not recyclable after use and usually include some petroleum products, which are a nonrenewable resource.