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The 3 Top Types of Roofing Shingles


February 19, 2016

Roofs stabilize your property, protect your family from weather, and enhance the attractive beauty and comfortable atmosphere of your home. However, installing or upgrading a roof can often require you to make very difficult decisions. One of the most pivotal decisions you must make involves selecting the type of roofing shingle to use. If you are interested in having a roof installed or upgraded, it would be helpful to learn about the top types of roofing shingles that Westminster roofing companies can provide.   

Asphalt

Asphalt shingles are among the most commonly used roofing materials. Asphalt shingle roofs are substantially more affordable than other options. For instance, the asphalt material is inexpensive, the roof layers are relatively easy to install, and in turn you can save money from the affordable material and labor costs. The shingles are also very effective and durable, which can prevent you from needing to make repairs or replacements. Asphalt shingles are especially beneficial because of the versatile styles and shingle designs that are available. For instance, you can choose from a diverse range of different colors, sizes, shapes, and designs. The extensive options should allow you to easily find and select an asphalt shingle style that is most conducive for your home and appealing to your aesthetic preferences.      

Wood

The best Westminster Roofing companies can also install wood shake roofing shingles. Wood roofs are mostly cherished due to the natural, unique, and timeless appearance of the shingles. Wooden shingles are especially appropriate for Colorado roofs, for the rustic appearance of the shingle roofs match and compliment the wilderness landscapes and mountain sceneries that permeate throughout the state. Wood shingles are generally more expensive than asphalt shingles. However, the thicker material of the wood can provide superior protection from the elements, better insulation in your home, and the insulation can reduce your energy or electricity costs by keeping your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. You can also choose from many different species of wood. The top wood species used for roofing shingles include cedar, redwood, pine, and cypress.

Slate

You can also have premier Colorado roofing specialists install slate shingles. Slate derives from natural stone material that can be cut, grinded, and compressed to form effective roofing shingles. Many people enjoy the superior and prestigious appearance of slate roofs. For instance, the slate roofing shingles display a graceful elegance and a lavish splendor that can enrich the beautiful appearance and luxurious ambiance of your home. The natural stone material also makes the slate shingles very hard and extremely durable. Although the natural stone material can be more expensive than other options, the durability and longevity makes the slate shingles cost-effective because the roofs can withstand storms, remain intact, and maintain their attractive appearance for extensive periods of time and without needing to be repaired or replaced.  

Contact the Roof Dr. to install or upgrade your residential or commercial roof. Our expert staff has been servicing Colorado roofs for 45 years and would be glad to handle any of your roofing needs. We use the most reliable and superior products available, we can provide numerous types of shingles, and we can install your ideal roof or upgrade your existing roof to enhance the beautiful appearance and overall value of your home.