With so many materials and options available it may sometimes be difficult to figure out what Colorado roofing is appropriate to your home. Here are some tips and tricks to help you in your decision.
How to Choose Colorado Roofing
Consider the Style of Your Home
Most homeowners will want a roof that is visually appealing and a lot of this comes to matching the style of your home. Here are some of our recommendations for common Colorado home styles.
- Craftsman: Very common style of home in Colorado, consider asphalt shingles with the proper color or color pattern to match your exterior paint.
- Southwest or Adobe: Nothing matches the stucco quality of a southwest home quite like clay or concrete tiles.
- Modern or Low Slope: Metal roofing is quickly becoming a popular style for low slope and modern style homes. The metal can flow into the low angles.
- Rustic or Cabin: The rustic appeal of a log cabin or mountain home deserves a proper matching roof styles. Cedar or wooden shakes and shingles keep the wooden appeal and character for a charming rustic look.
- Mansion or Regal: If it is within your budget consider the classic style of slate tiles. Nothing adds curb appeal and a refined look quite like slate.
Consider the Weather
Colorado has wild weather patterns so you need a Colorado roofing material that is going to stand up to these onslaughts.
- Hail – Very common during the summer in most parts of Colorado. Consider impact-resistant shingles to absorb the damage. Quality metal roofing also does a nice job but can be quite noisy.
- Driving and Accumulating Snow – While asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing option they tend to hold onto snow and ice, especially in low slope roofs. Metal, clay and concrete and slate all do an excellent job of preventing snow and ice from accumulating in the first place.
- Wind – Most modern roofing materials are able to stand up to strong winds. Don’t attempt to go too cheap on materials if you live an area with the potential for strong winds, or you’ll pay more to constantly fix problems.
Consider Your Budget
Work with your Colorado roofer and these criteria to set a proper budget for your home. See if your roofing contractor can help get you any credit towards taxes or discounts on your insurance premiums as well to get the bets bang for your buck and Colorado Roofing!