What are asphalt composite shingles

What are asphalt composite shingles and should I purchase some? Can I install this DIY?

Asked by Simon on 12th Jan 2022
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"Asphalt shingles are made of either a paper or fibreglass mat with a layer of asphalt on top. Composite shingles are made up of a combination of ingredients, such as slate, laminate and wood, which improve their strength and life expectancy"
Answered on 13th Jan 2022 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
"Hello Simon,
Asphalt shingles are a type of roofing product used in predominantly America, they cover OSB wooden boards on homes and are rectangle pieces of either fibreglass or recycled paper-based substance mixed with asphalt then colour added. Hope this helps
Many thanks
Pink Rhino Construction"
Answered on 12th Jan 2022 - Member since Dec 2021 - report
"shingles are made of recycled paper and mixed with asphalt and mineral granules, they are laid the same way as slate."
Answered on 12th Jan 2022 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
"They are used mainly for sheds but I would recommend a roofer to install them"
Answered on 12th Jan 2022 - Member since May 2020 - report
"Asphalt shingles are composed of fiberglass or paper mats covered with a layer of tar and granules. Composite shingles are made of a combination of ingredients like synthetic polymer, recycled materials, slate, laminate, and wood."
Answered on 30th Nov 2022 - Member since Nov 2022 - report
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