When choosing the roof for your home, you will appeal to subjective criteria, such as your budget, favorite color or design etc., but in the same time, a new roof is a long-term investment, so it is very important to also consider a number of objective selection criteria. You need a roof that is durable, with good mechanical resistance, soundproof, heat-insulating, easy to install and guaranteed by the manufacturer.
There are plenty of roofing materials appropriate to each type of climate. If you live in Colorado, we offer you a couple of ideas for materials that you can use successfully to build a solid roof over your head.
- Asphalt Composition Shingles
This common material is not the best, but it is the most commonly used, across the country – and for a good reason: it offers a satisfying ratio price-quality. It`s lifespan is about 20 years, it is rated class A when it comes to fire resistance and it is affordable compared to other resistant materials. You can also opt for some improved versions of this material, known as modified asphalt shingles; they include a plasticizer or a rubbery compound which makes them more resistant to impact.
- Metal shingles
This material is very long-lasting, durable, fire proof and water proof. Shingles made from stainless steel are also resistant to hail. Homeowners in Colorado who choose this material will pay more than for asphalt shingles, but they will likely be protected for a lifetime and will have very little maintenance concerns. It is a choice of most business owners in Colorado, and the commercial roofing contractors recommend metal roofing as well.