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Denver Roofing Options: Which Is Right For Your Home?


June 1, 2016

Are you building a home or replacing the roof of an existing one? Choosing which style of Denver roofing you would like is based on a lot more than just appearance. Each style has its pros and cons, so it’s important to learn more about the different options available before you make your decision.
 
Asphalt Shingles
This type of Denver roofing is probably one of the most popular choices for homeowners because of its low cost and the variety of available colors. Typically, these shingles are made from fiberglass with layers of asphalt on each side to increase durability. Each shingle is usually coated with a resin material that can help prevent water damage, especially in wet climates. Homeowners prefer asphalt shingles because they tend to have a fairly long lifespan and are easy to install, however in extremely windy conditions, the shingles can begin to uplift from the rest of the roof.

Metal Panels
Although this roofing style used to be limited to commercial buildings, it has slowly gained popularity in the residential world as well because of its durability and fire resistance. Roofing professionals can usually install this style fairly quickly and some options may even come with a lifetime warranty. Eco-conscious homeowners love that metal panel roofing is a green choice since it reflects heat and reduces the need for air conditioning. In fact, replacing your roof with certain styles of metal panels can even qualify you for a federal energy efficient tax credit. Learn more about federal tax credits for roofs.

Slate
Slate roofs are known for their durability, even when put under extreme weather conditions such as rain, wind and snow. In fact, it is estimated that properly installed slate can last for over 100 years if it’s maintained well. So why wouldn’t homeowners choose this type of roofing over others? Although there are many benefits, slate can be more expensive than other Denver roofing options, and also difficult to install. Many roofing professionals will claim to know how to install slate, but actually don’t, leading the homeowner with a poorly installed roof that will soon need repairs.

Clay Tiles
Clay tiles are another popular Denver roofing option, known for their ability to reflect heat instead of absorbing it and transferring it into the home. Although this roofing style provides incredible relief from the heat in warm climates, it’s popular all over the United States because of its Mediterranean look, energy-efficiency and resistance to fire. Eco-conscious homeowners have turned to clay tile because this material can be recycled and reused unlike many other roofing options. The only downside? This material can be quite heavy, so Denver roofing professionals may suggest that you consult with an architect to determine whether your house can hold it safely.

If you’re in need of a residential or commercial Denver roofing professional, there’s no better place to turn to than K1 Roofing. Contact us at info@k1roofing.net or by calling 303-953-8275 during business hours to speak to one of our experienced roofing professionals.