All Around Roofing: Trusted Roofers Denver
Individuals who are building a custom house or reroofing a home that they already own will have to choose a roofing material to cover the outer layer of their dwelling. Fortunately, many different styles and types of roofing material are available. Some homeowners may find products such as metal roofing or asphalt shingles best for their needs, and other homeowners may prefer natural materials like wood shakes or slate tiles. The pros and cons of each must be evaluated before choosing a final product and having it installed by a Denver roofing company.
By far, asphalt shingles are one of the most popular roofing materials chosen by homeowners. It is easy to see why asphalt shingles are in such high demand when the positives of this product are considered. Their lifespan is 15 to 20 years. They have good fire resistance, fair resistance against wind and, without including the cost of underlayment, are relatively inexpensive, averaging at around $150 per square.
Roofs made of metal are often chosen by individuals who want a product that has great resistance to both wind and fire.
Metal roofing is fairly durable and may be constructed out of copper, aluminum, steel or zinc alloy. It is lightweight and best suited for roofs that have steep or low slopes. At $250 to $450 per square, their price is higher than asphalt shingles, but roofs made with metal materials will have a lifespan of 30 to 50 years and can be made to look like other roofing materials. When averaged out, their cost per year is $5 to $15.
Wood shingles are chosen by homeowners who appreciate their rustic aesthetic. Unfortunately, because wood shingles are a natural product made from organic materials, they do require periodic maintenance and have a limited lifespan of 15 to 25 years. The cost for wood shakes is about $350 to $450 per square, which averages out to a cost of $14 to $30 per year.
Slate tiles have been used as a roofing material for many years. Slate stone has excellent resistance against wind and fire and a lifespan that can range from 75 years to 100 years or more. However, the benefits of this material come with a high price. Slate tiles can cost $1000 to $2000 per square. Typically, they are used on historic homes to match the unique design features. Their average cost per year is $10 to $20, and they can only be used on roofs that have steep slopes.