Deciding to install a new roof comes with several choices. The top among those include the best roofing material to use for your home. Asphalt shingles remain the most popular roofing material for Colorado homes. Yet, homeowners have other choices.
SKYYGUARD Roofing works with a variety of roofing materials. We guide clients based on their needs, goals and budget.
Types and Styles of Roofing Materials
Here we share the most common types of roof materials. The range of options is wide and includes countless colors, materials and styles.
Asphalt and Fiberglass Composition Shingles
Most homes in the United States have asphalt shingles. Asphalt shingles are affordable, offer a wide selection of colors and hold up well to the elements.
The two main types of asphalt shingles include fiberglass and organic asphalt. Lightweight fiberglass shingles use a mesh mat covered in asphalt and topped with granules.
Organic asphalt shingles use paper steeped in asphalt and topped with granules. These heavier shingles often experience issues with moisture damage.
Asphalt Shingles work well for homeowners. They provide solid fire protection which matters with Colorado wildfires. They also have a long lifespan, lasting around 30 years. Plus, they look great on most home styles.
Wood Shingles and Shakes
Wooden roofs offer beauty and style. However, most Colorado homes don’t choose wooden roofs because of the poor fire protection. In fact, some local municipalities reject the installation of new wood roofs.
The most popular types of wood roofs include: cedar, redwood, and pressure-treated pine shingles.
Concrete and Clay Roof Tiles
Today’s options for concrete and clay roofs provide added strength and longevity. The three main types include: traditional clay tiles, concrete tiles and fiber cement tiles.
Concrete and clay roofs last up to 50 years and provide upscale elegance for any home. Plus, tiles are fire and insect resistant. Concrete or clay tiles include waterproof coating for added protection.
The cost is higher for tiles and the heavier weight may require extra frame support. Tiles work best for upscale or custom homes.
In recent years, more homeowners have opted for metal roofs because of their longevity, durability and aesthetic appeal. Metal roofs typically last for 50 or more years. Plus, they are energy efficient, eco-friendly and come in a variety of colors and styles.
On the downside, metal roofs are more expensive than asphalt and may become dented in the Colorado weather, like hail.
Choose the Best Roofing Material for Your Colorado Home
At SKKYGUARD Roofing, we work with each client to select the right roof for your home. We focus on long-lasting and quality results. We help you see the pros and cons of your selected roof material so you can make an informed decision.
When selecting a roof material consider the following factors:
- Home style
- Roof slope
- Weather resistance
- Budget and overall costs
- Maintenance requirements
Partner with Your Colorado Roofing Experts
Regardless of the type of roof you choose, you need expert installation to achieve quality results. SKYYGUARD understands how to install roofs for the highest standards of quality, longevity and curb appeal.
Contact us today to discuss the top materials for Colorado roofs.