Residential Types of Roofs
When thinking of changing or replacing your roof it can really become confusing and stressful. There are so many options available in the roofing industry and each specialist has its own opinions and sales strategies. Different types of material are to be considered, what style would be affordable but appealing, and what color to choose, which can leave you in a state of panic. We would like to minimize your stress by naming the most common types of residential roofs and some of the advantages of why these are considered to be the top choices in the roofing industry.
Asphalt Shingles are the most common option in Colorado. And we at Lakewood Roofing agree with the majority on this. It is known to handle all kinds of weather conditions, heavy rainfall, and wind, ultraviolet rays from the sun to a true Colorado snowfall. Asphalt Shingles are also the more cost-effective option. They boast a wide variety of styles, looks, and colors which is an advantage when you need to match your new roof to your home. You also have the option of Strip Shingles or 3 Tab Shingles, Dimensional Shingles and Luxury Shingles. Shingles in general are not very durable and if not maintained on a regular base would need to be replaced on an average of 15 years. We recommend that spare Shingles be purchased and kept on hand for the occasional broken or cracked shingle after a heavy wind storm.
Slate roofing systems are one of the most difficult to work with and also one of the most expensive. The durability of slate roofing systems is at the top of the list with about 80 years of lifespan. Repair work can get very tricky as it is very difficult to color match the original product and can get exorbitant to do a proper lab color match.
Metal roofing, one of the most attractive looking roofing materials trending at the moment. There are different types of metal roofing to look at but in a quick overview. This would be one of the more expensive roofing types when comparing budgets. The Metal, however, is very flexible and can be manufactured to fit together perfectly, giving that extra durability and dropping your assembly time in half. Metal Roofing is also impact resistant and can withstand harsh hailstorms with no cracking or water penetration, it is also both fire and wind resistant, making this lower on maintenance in the long haul.
When looking at the available resources, or you need more information on any of the roofing systems, or perhaps just have one or two more questions that need clarification, feel free to book an appointment or consultation with one of our skilled service representatives. We at Lakewood roofing company can assist with any of the available roofing systems and our team of qualified experts can offer our professional advice and recommend what would work for your home and budget.