Roofing Colorado Springs
When you need your roof replaced or repaired, this big-ticket item needs a professional hand. At Viking Roofing in Colorado Springs, we see the entire process as important, from initial consultation to follow up after job completion. We won’t suggest something that isn’t needed, but we’ll also make sure you have a clear picture of the upcoming challenges you may face if you leave your roof as is. Our goal is not just to provide quality workmanship, but also to make sure you fully understand each option and choice available.
The different types of roofing materials below explain our main options and provide you with a general overview of both the advantages and disadvantages associated with each.
Colorado Springs Roofing Types
This is by far the most common roofing material perhaps due largely to its cost effectiveness and color variations. Fairly easy to install, asphalt shingles provide reliable protection from UV rays, wind and rain. The underside of the shingles has a layer of black asphalt (hence the name) that when heated in the hot Colorado sun, becomes sticky and creates a watertight seal on the roof.
Many homeowners appreciate the variety of colors available in asphalt shingles to match existing stonework, brick or stucco hues. This type of roofing in Colorado Springs lasts approximately 20-25 years, if no hail damage occurs.
Asphalt shingles are not notoriously resistant to hail damage; however at Viking Roofing, we use high quality shingles in order to provide as much hail protection as possible when choosing this roofing type. Asphalt shingles are not environmentally friendly and many have to weigh this with the cost-effectiveness to determine what is best for them.
Metal roofing is a viable option for a low-maintenance, lightweight roof. It is an environmentally conscious choice and comes with a lifetime warranty.
However, installation of this type of roof can be tricky and it certainly needs a professional to install. Repairs (if needed) can also be difficult. And of course, the noise is a definite drawback for some.
Ceramic roofing tiles add a unique character to a home with their beautiful shape and color. Their fire resistance makes them an optimal choice for Colorado Springs roofing. Tile roofs can last decades and while our intense Colorado sun can eventually cause erosion and cracking, our tile roofs come with a lifetime warranty.
Some homes with structural problems may find the heaviness of the tile roof not worth risking any other issues.
Composite roofing shingles are just as they sound - a composite of a variety of materials. Fiberglass, recycled paper products and asphalt. Extremely durable and lightweight, these shingles provide excellent protection from the elements. They also look nice!
Along with tile roofing, composite shingles are one of the more expensive options for your roof. However, repairs are easily made as they can be replaced on an individual basis.
So Which Type of Roofing Should You Choose?
It’s hard to name one type of roofing as the ideal one. It depends heavily on your concerns, your needs, your home’s location and structure, and much more. At Viking Roofing and Construction, we take the time to truly listen and tailor our suggestion to your unique home situation. Call us today for a quote!