Composite roofing uses a mixture of commonly used roofing materials to allow greater protection from the elements. By definition, it’s the composite of various parts that contribute to the strength of such roofing. Composite roofing is made from asphalt or asbestos shingles, tar paper roofing, slate, shake, laminate, wood, etc. When mixed, these “ingredients” create a superior roofing shingle. The variety of material used allows for a diverse composite shingle. There are composite slate and composite shake shingles, in addition to the regular composite.