Denver has a tough environment for roofs. Our daily temperature variations have a huge differential. Our altitude means there is one mile less atmosphere between our roof and the sun. In winter, we have ice and snow to contend with. Then there is the hail. So, we get the extremes of heat and cold. When it is time to repair or replace that roof, Peak to Peak is your choice for experienced Denver roofers.
Denver Roofers Install Asphalt Shingles
Asphalt is the most common type of shingle used by Denver roofers. There are many reasons why these types of shingles are so popular:
- • Affordability – they cost less than other types of roofing such as slate, tile, wood shakes, or metal. They are also cheaper to repair when replacing individual shingles or a section of the roof. These are also the best shingles to use when replacing a roof for home resale. The cost is low and you can advertise the new 30-year warranty. Some shingles, like Owens-Corning, have a 50-year limited lifetime warranty. The new owners must transfer the warranty within 60 days of closing.
- • Energy efficiency – The Owens-Corning Duration Premium Cool, which comes in four colors. Also Duration, Oakridge, and Supreme in Shasta White have EnergyStar ratings. The GAF Timberline Cool Series is EnergyStar rated and comes in three colors. TAMKO’s Heritage series in Glacier White are EnergyStar rated. Their Elite Glass-seal series in White and Glacier White also have EnergyStar ratings. The CertainTeed Landmark Pro Solaris in Silver Birch has an EnergyStar rating. Landmark Solaris in Mist White and Silver Birch are EnergyStar rated. Their XT-25 in Star White is also EnergyStar rated.
- • Low maintenance – asphalt shingles hold up better than other types of shingles. Peak to Peak can replace them because they don’t rot or rust.
- • Variety – shingle manufacturers make a lot of different lines of shingles. They come in different colors. You can even have an asphalt shingle roof in red or green!
Asphalt Shingles come in different types. The 3-tab shingles are the basic and the least expensive. Architectural or dimensional shingles have lamination. They have a more sculpted look and more benefits that traditional 3-tab shingles don’t have. For example, Owens-Corning Duration Flex is an excellent example of an architectural shingle. Owen-Corning makes them from a proprietary blend of SBS polymer modified asphalt. This material allows the shingles to flex (hence its name) which gives them a longer lifetime. They have better protection from severe storm elements such as hail.
Which Company’s Shingles to Buy?
Here is a comparison of three used by Denver roofers: Owens-Corning, GAF, and Malarky.
|Warranty||Length of home ownership; 10 years non-prorated||50-year limited lifetime warranty; 10 years non-prorated||50-year limited lifetime warranty; 20 years Scotchgard|
|Wind Rating||130 mph wind rating||110 mph wind rating; 130 mph w/ 6 nails||110 mph wind rating, 130 mph available|
|Cost – architectural||$0.97-$1.26||$0.87-1.33||$1.21-1.55|
|Cost – designer||$1.48-2.80||$1.60-2.85||$1.58-1.70|
|Warranty transfer||Can be done online if original owner registered online||In writing with limitations||Can be done online with proof of purchase from original owner|
|Total choices of shingle lines||10||14||5|
Shingles in All Colors Installed by Denver Roofers
The best part about getting a new roof is choosing the color. The disappearance of leaks is also a great thing about getting a new roof. Shingles come in neutral shades of gray, black, white, and brown. You can also get grays and whites that have a strong leaning toward blue. Besides these choices, you can also get red and green. The reds lean toward rusty or burgundy. The greens are deep like hunter green or very pale like sage green. Owens-Corning also has a Color of the Year. For 2020 it is Pacific Wave, a beautiful gray, and it is available in the Duration Designer line.
Choosing a Denver Roofer
The most important choice you make is who is going to install your shingles. Peak to Peak has been installing roofs in Colorado for over ten years. You want to make sure to use an established Denver roofer. It is necessary that your roofer has insurance. You don’t want to be responsible for anyone getting hurt on your property. You also don’t want someone to damage your home and not be able to repair it. Check online referrals. If people are unhappy with a business, they will go online and tell the world. Also, check the Better Business Bureau’s website for ratings. Your home is one of your best investments as well as the place you and your family live. Don’t trust the roofing work to anyone. Call Peak to Peak today for a free inspection and estimate.