Littleton Roofing Service
Common colorado roofing materials
Home roofing requires a very specific design and should be made up of resilient materials. Because a roof is clearly located at the top of the house, it is exposed to all types of weather and adverse conditions and provides a protective covering to the entire house. Therefore it is necessary that the roofing materials used on the roof should be resistant to all kinds of adverse conditions to act as a tough cover / protective shield for the house. Here are some of the materials that are most commonly used by Littleton roofers as roofing materials in our Colorado roof installations.
1. Asphalt Shingles: These roof coverings are affixed with the help of fiber glass or paper to provide durability. These shingles are known for their durability because of their life of around twenty to thirty years. Typically, these are either a 3-tab or T-Lock type.
2. Dimensional shingles: These shingles are textured, overlayed and laminated to provide a three dimensional covering to the roof. This three layer protection to the roof makes it tougher and more resistant to the fire, hailstorms and windy conditions that are common in Colorado. Because of its triple protection as compared to asphalt shingles, this type of roof has a durability of around 40 years. These shingles are a little more expensive as compared to the asphalt shingles, but will provide much better protection in the long run. They are reinforced in such a manner that the three layers are clearly visible which give an architectural design to the roof with the high and low tabs, which is asthetically pleasing.
3. Polyvinyl chloride (PVC): PVC is a roof covering which is fire and water resistant. It is one of the rare roofing materials that is light in color. Light color reflects the sunlight keeping the inner temperature of the home cooler in the heat of the day. Black or dark colored roofing materials do not reflect and rather absorb the heat of sun leading to increase in temperature.
4. Wood, Cedar or Tiles: Wood and cedar shakes give a traditional but royal look to the residential home, however, are not ideal in Colorado's dry climate. The arid climate dries out the wood, which causes premature degradation and splitting of the shakes. This allows moisture and other weather elements to get to the tar paper layer of the roof, causing it to wear out sooner than it would otherwise. Additionally, many counties have banned the use of Cedar Wood shakes as a roofing material due to the fact that they are highly combustible and increase fire danger. Many times, when we replace a wood roof, the homeowner's insurance costs are reduced.
Tiles are a hard material for roofs. There are clay concrete, and rubber tiles which are available as roof materials. A home must be designed / engineered to handle the added weight of the tiles which are significantly heavier than other roofing materials. Colorado's frequent hail storms commonly cause damage to clay tile roofs. The tiles come in variety of designs giving a unique outer look to the home, however, they also come with an increased cost. Tile roofs are by far and away the most expensive roofing materials.
Littleton roofing contractors supply the best quality roof materials, suiting the location of your residence. If your house is facing West then you hardly face any direct sun; whereas the East facing houses bear the direct sunlight whole day. Thus roofing materials should be chosen carefully and should be appropriate for the location and style of the home.
We not only cover the houses in Littleton but also have expanded our area of operation to the entire Denver Metro area. This includes Highlands Ranch, Aurora and the Denver roofers’ area. We believe in providing excellent customer service and more than just satisfactory roofs to our clients. Therefore for their convenience we have strong reputations and relations with the insurers. We are full service contractors who undertake the work from the very beginning and complete it to your satisfaction. We will help guide you through the Homeowner’s Insurance Claims process.