Roofing Materials to Consider for Your Home or Building
When choosing the best roofing materials for your home or building, there are few things you need to consider. Some shingles are not as well-made as others and do not hold up as long. Others may cost more than you can afford or do not work well with your type of structure. If you live in Colorado, where the risk of fire and extreme weather is likely, you need to consider your environment when deciding what materials to buy for your home or building.
One of the best materials for roofing is slate. Slate roofing is not only beautiful but very durable and can last between 75 to 200 years. It comes in a variety of natural colors to make your home even more attractive. Although it can seem a bit expensive, when you consider the benefits of having a roof with slate shingles, it is well worth the cost.
Slate roofing is fire-resistant and made out of stone. Slate tends to cleave off into thin sheets, which makes it perfect for roofing your home. It withstands extreme weather very well. Slate shingles are very heavy, so you may need to reinforce your roof to handle the extra weight before installing it.
Stone-Coated Steel Tiles
Stone-coated steel tile roofs are much lighter to work with, and steel is very durable. Stone-coated steel roofs require little maintenance other than seasonally removing excess leaves and debris to keep them from discoloring. You can get stone-coated panels in more styles than you can slate roofing, giving you more options.
Stone-coated steel shingles can withstand winds of up to 120 mph when using interlocking panels and direct to deck installation. Metal can transfer noise more easily than most other types of shingles, so you may want to add sound-dampening underlay to cut back on the noise when it rains.
You will also need to consider the costs to buy extra things required to properly install a stone-coated roof like:
- Water/ice barrier
- Ridge venting
Other items may be needed in addition to these.
Asphalt shingles are one of the most popular roofing options. They last for years and typically include a 20 or 30-year warranty. This type of shingle can withstand intense weather conditions, and individual shingles can be easily replaced if needed.
Metal roofing can withstand extreme weather conditions, including winds up to 140 mph. Metal roofing may not look as aesthetically pleasing to some people, but it comes in various styles and colors. You can choose a color that matches well with the exterior of your home. It will last several decades and is more affordable than stone-coated metal roofing or slate roofing.
Metal roofs require almost no maintenance and do not crack or corrode. Some metal roofs are impact-resistant, which adds safety to your home. They are also fireproof, which is good if you live in Colorado.
Any of these roofing materials make great choices for those living in Colorado. At Petrali Roofing, we can provide you with metal roofs and asphalt shingles, so reach out to us today.