Project Spotlight: CertainTeed Presidential IR Roof Replacement

A new Longmont roof that’s both stylish and functional!

When it comes time to replace your roof, it opens up a world of possibilities. While you could always opt to use the same material as your existing roof had, it’s easy to see how a homeowner would want to change things up. Especially with so many high-quality roofing materials available on the market today! 

In today’s Project Spotlight, a homeowner in Longmont was looking to replace their worn-out wood shake roof with a shingle that could stand up to Colorado’s brutal weather—especially our infamous hail storms. The Elite Roofing team recommended CertainTeed Presidential IR shingles for the job, and we think the resulting roof turned out great! Let’s take a closer look at this reroofing project.

Background and clients

For this project, our clients were first-time Elite customers referred to us by an insurance agent. Located in beautiful Longmont, CO, this home had a lot of personality, with a wood shake roof that helped it cut a unique profile. Unfortunately, the wood shakes had reached the end of their lifespan. 

As you can see from the photo below, many shakes were beginning to curl up and lift from the roof, leaving the underlying structure of the roof vulnerable to damage. Wisely, the homeowners decided it was time to replace their roof completely! However, they were looking to maintain the original aesthetic of the wood shakes.

Why CertainTeed Presidential IR shingles?

As we mentioned above, a roof replacement is a great opportunity to shake up your home’s roof. In some cases, homeowners are hoping to change the look of their home and give it a new aesthetic. Other times, folks want a roof that will more effectively protect their home from hail and other adverse weather conditions. In this case, CertainTeed Presidential IR shingles were able to revive the original wood shake look with greatly improved durability! Here’s why these shingles were perfect for this reroof:

Industry-leading impact resistance

It’s no secret that Colorado’s Front Range is prone to hail storms. These damaging storms wreak havoc on roofs throughout the area, often leading to premature roof replacements. CertainTeed’s Presidential IR (impact resistant) shingles offer a solution to help ensure your roof can withstand our Rocky Mountain hail storms. With multiple layers of highly durable material, these shingles hold the highest impact rating from Underwriters Laboratories

Unique wood shake aesthetic

While CertainTeed Presidential IR shingles are, well, shingles, they’re made to emulate the look of wood shakes. In our opinion, they do a fabulous job, lending homes a beautiful look that will help your roof stand out compared to ordinary asphalt shingle roofs. These shingles are also available in a range of shades, helping homeowners get the perfect look for their home.

The challenges

Roofing projects are rarely without a few surprises! In this case, we faced a couple of unique challenges. Our first obstacle, of course, was the wood shake tear-off. While wood shakes make for a beautiful roof once built, they can be tricky to tear off without leaving a major mess. As an added surprise, we found a second layer of wood shake roofing beneath the outer layer we were aiming to replace! Throughout the teardown process, the Elite Roofing team was careful to remove the old roof with minimal mess—and of course, we cleaned up after ourselves following the project!

The result

Before starting work, we made sure to pull a Longmont reroof permit. With all the permitting squared away, we got to work tearing down both layers of roofing. Once complete, we installed a brand-new roofing system, with CertainTeed Presidential IR shingles in Shadow Gray completing this home’s sleek new look. 

Elite Roofing: Denver’s Roof Replacement Experts!

Here at Elite Roofing, we’ve replaced countless roofs for homeowners throughout Denver and Colorado’s Front Range. Sometimes homeowners are hoping to keep the same look, while in other cases they’d like to change out their home’s old roof for one using some of the roofing industry’s top new materials. In either case, the choice is all yours—and Elite Roofing is here to help every step of the way!

If you’re looking to give your home a restored look with a brand new look, our team is standing by to take your call. Contact us today!

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