Depending on the time of year your Denver roof can be exposed to snow, wind, hail, ice, and harsh sunshine. Without a doubt, picking the best roofing for your Denver home is important. To help you find the perfect roofing material we’ve put together X best roofing materials for Denver and the pros and cons of each. Check out which material will work best on your Denver roof.
Impact-Resistant Asphalt Shingles
Most dimensional asphalt shingles are constructed by sandwiching two normal shingles together, but impact-resistant (IR) shingles add a layer of fiberglass for additional protection. IR shingles defend against Denver’s notorious hailstorms, windstorms, and can earn you a discount on your homeowners’ insurance premium.
Impact Resistant Asphalt Pros and Cons
IR asphalt shingles are available in many cuts and colors and give your roof added protection against hail season. Impact resistant materials are more expensive than non-IR materials but typically pay for themselves after a few months of insurance discounts. Despite their qualities, IR materials are economical and affordable.
Premium asphalt includes triple-laminate (TL) shingles from several different shingle manufacturers. Earlier we learned that a typical asphalt shingle is two layers, but TLs give you a third layer for unmatched depth and strength. TLs were originally designed to mimic the depth and cut of wood shake shingles but with the strength and affordability of asphalt.
Premium Asphalt Pros and Cons
Premium shingles are the most expensive of asphalt shingles, but many come with strong warranties of up to 50 years. If you’re willing to pay for a TL roof, you might never have to replace your roof again. Many Denver area HOAs require the installation of TL shingles.
Concrete and clay tiles have long been a roofing staple in the American west for their beauty and longevity. A couple decades ago concrete tiles were available in few colors and simple cuts but now come in a much wider variety of styles. Concrete tiles look great on stucco and southwest style homes.
Concrete Tile Pros and Cons
Concrete tiles are expensive. You can expect to pay almost double on a concrete tile replacement as you would on an asphalt shingle roof, but the look and longevity is worth it for many homeowners. Most concrete tiles can defend against light to moderate hail but if your tile roof is damaged during a storm, it’s an expensive replacement.
Metal roofing is tough enough to handle the nastiest of Colorado’s wind, snow, ice, and hail, but only if you choose high quality metal roofing. Metal roofing comes in many types, gauges, cuts, and colors to match any type of Denver home.
Metal Roofing Pros and Cons
Metal roofing is among the strongest roofing materials on our list, but only if you shell out for high quality materials. A cheap metal roof not only makes your house look like a shed but doesn’t handle weather as well as high quality materials. High quality metal roofing is much more expensive than asphalt shingles but tend to last longer. Though they’ve been working on the issue for years, there’s still a chance any metal roof you install could get loud during precipitation, especially hail.
Finding the Perfect Denver Roofing for Your Home
Every home (and the homeowner’s budget) is different and what’s suitable for one home might not work on the other. Call Roofcorp for a free roof inspection, discussion of available materials, and what type of roofing works best for your home. No matter what material you choose, Roofcorp is committed to providing you excellent customer service.