5 Common Roof Types Homeowners Choose for Their Roof Replacement

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On the cusp of replacing your roof? Tired of the same old look? Wondering what other materials are available to you? 

You’ve come to the right place. Below, we’re going to review 5 of the most common roof types of homeowners today. Let’s get into them.

1. Asphalt Shingles

The most common type of roofing is asphalt shingles. Providing respectable durability and toughness at an exceedingly low price, they’re found on the majority of homes throughout the Denver area. 

Aesthetically speaking, asphalt shingles are solid but nothing to write home about. That said, they are available in a wide variety of colors. 

2. Cedar Shakes

If you’re really looking to make your home stand out, you should consider installing cedar shakes. These thick, staggered slabs of wood provide a unique, textured look to any home that they adorn. 

Functionally speaking, cedar shakes are a step above asphalt shingles. Not only do they last longer than asphalt shingles, but they also provide greater toughness and insulation. 

The downside to cedar shakes? They’re prone to water damage, and, in particular, mold growth. Plus, they’re fairly expensive, both to install and maintain. 

3. Metal 

Metal roofs thrive on all fronts. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing but extremely tough, durable, and insulative. Generally speaking, metal roofs outlast cedar and asphalt roofs by about 30 years. 

Unfortunately, metal roofs are expensive. Not to mention, they can be difficult to install. But if you’ve got the money to spend, there’s no good reason not to opt for one. 

4. Clay Tiles

If you’re looking for ridiculously durable roofing, you should consider clay tiles. Clay tiles are built to withstand both sun and water damage and are therefore strong enough to withstand over 100 years of use. 

This type of roofing is most common in far southwestern areas of the United States. However, it’s not uncommon in Colorado. As such, installing it on your home won’t cause you to stand out too much. Nonetheless, it will certainly lend your home a unique aesthetic. 

Note, though, that clay tiles are expensive. But considering their durability, that’s to be expected. 

5. Slate

Slate is the most durable and most expensive roofing material in existence. In some cases, it lasts for over 200 years. It’s essentially stone that has been shaped to look like shingles. 

Highly attractive and highly protective, it’s resistant to water, sunlight, physical trauma, and otherwise. Note, though, that slate can crack, particularly if something falls on it. And slate shingle replacement isn’t exactly cheap. 

That said, if you’ve got the money, it might be right for you. It’s, at the very least, worth your consideration. 

Ready to Implement One of These Roof Types?

What do you say? Is one of these roof types right for you? If so and if you’re looking for roofing replacement services in Denver, we here at Denver’s Best Roofers have you covered. 

We have ample experience in installing all of the roofing materials reviewed above. Regardless of your preferences, we can accommodate them. 

Contact us today to schedule a quote! 

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