Nowadays composition shingle roofs are the most popular because of their economy and the number of options available.

The composition shingle has a fiberglass mat core. The fiberglass gives the shingle flexibility and provides some fire resistance. The exterior of the composition shingle has a weather resistant asphalt coating embedded with crushed rock. Higher-quality versions made from asphalt or fiberglass shingles offer a more durable option and may be available with recycled content.

The advantage of composition shingles is that they are quite pocket friendly. Apart from this, they are also available in a wide variety of styles and colors and thus you have a lot of options to choose from. They are relatively easy to install, and in some applications can be nailed in place over an existing roof. They require low maintenance and can be walked on without damaging the material. And most composition shingles have excellent fire resistant properties.

Below is a list of some of the advantages and disadvantages of Composition Shingles:


  • Can be used on any house from contemporary to historic.
  • inexpensive
  • ranges from low-cost 3-tab shingle to architectural shingles with extra durability and style
  • many colors, types, and manufacturers
  • suitable for most residential applications
  • fire resistant


  • relatively short life-span (15–30 years)
  • scars easily when hot
  • subject to mildew and moss
  • environmentally unfriendly

Cupertino Roofing installs high quality Fiberglass Asphalt Composition Shingles from Owens Corning and Certainteed, two leading manufacturer of building and roofing products. They follow strict guidelines for manufacture. They come in a variety of colors and durability Class A fire protection. Combined with lifetime shingle warranties, homeowners can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with having quality shingles and manufacturer backed installation.