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What is Your Lone Tree Roofing Made Of?


December 22, 2015

Here at The Roof Dr., we believe that the more you know about your Lone Tree roof repair, the better you'll be able to maintain your roof over the longest period of time.  There are numerous types of roofing materials, while some are used primarily for commercial or residential roofing, we have selected the most widely-used materials to explore.  
 
  • Shingles – Perhaps the most common residential roof material used in Lone Tree, and all along the Front Range are shingles. Shingles are both durable and cost efficient.  They are made with a base mat of paper, wood fiber, cellulose, or other materials and then saturated with asphalt to ensure waterproofing. The top coating is an adhesive asphalt with embedded ceramic granules.
  • Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) – While these are most appealing for commercial roofs, they are also gaining in popularity with residential roofs with very little to no slope. TPOs are alloys or blends of polypropylene plastic or polypropylene and ethylene propylene rubber (EPR) or ethylene propylene dieneterpolymer rubber (EPDM).
  • Metal – Considered one of the strongest materials, metal roofs are thought to be one of the most durable roof material options.  Typically made of aluminum or steel, metal roofs can be more costly than synthetic roofing materials, but you will get your money's worth with metal's durability.  Metal roofs also compliment the copper, titanium, and zinc that are often used in some specialized architecture for homes throughout the Front Range.
  • PVC – Most often used in commercial buildings, PVC is the best long-term solution to your roofing needs. PVC is made of thick and flexible UV-resistant thermoplastic material. They can also contain polyester, fiberglass, resins, plasticizers, pigments, or other chemicals.
  • Composite or Synthetic – Synthetic roofs are made to look like real tiles and are usually more environmentally friendly and energy efficient (ideal for the green Colorado lifestyle). They are almost indistinguishable from real wood or slate, and their manufacturers have created a very strong track record for their dependability and durability.
  • Modified Bitumen – Typically, these roofs are two-ply and applied in rolls overlapping the edge of the previous roll.  Modified bitumen is usually used on flat surfaces, making them ideal for commercial buildings and properties as opposed to residential.  Depending on the exact material used, these roofs are installed with either asphalts, cold adhesives, or a torch method. 
No matter which kind of material you choose for your roof in Lone Tree, The Roof Dr. will be there to make sure every aspect of your project is done right and to your highest standards. We have provided residential and commercial roofing services in the Denver area for 45 years.  When we reroof your home or business, we go above the rest; we do more than just meet building code standards.  We will upgrade you to Lifetime-Class 4 IR, impact resistant architectural shingles for free.  Call The Roof Dr. today to learn more about our residential and commercial roofing services.  The Roof Dr. will give you a free, fast quote on your roofing project.