Types of Roofs

Are you looking to replace an aging or damaged roof? If so, chances are you’re contemplating which type of roof to invest in. With so many choices and varying price points, it can feel a bit overwhelming to weigh your options. However, at Elite Roofing, we always find that it’s best to familiarize yourself with all of the roof types available to you. Once you understand the benefits of each, you’re prepared to make an educated decision about your next roof. Let’s take a closer look at the most popular roof types available on the market today.

Asphalt Shingles

The most commonly used type of shingle on the market today, asphalt roofs offer a cost-effective solution in a myriad of color options. Offering an expected lifespan of 20 years, asphalt shingles are a great option for the homeowner looking for a low profile, inexpensive roof. However, if you’re interested in adding an architectural accent to your home, an asphalt roof might not be the right choice.

Concrete roof tilesClay Tile

Contrary to popular belief, you actually have two choices when it comes to types of tile roofs: clay or concrete. Clay tile roofs have a life expectancy of up to 100 years and an average water absorption rate of 6%. It is important, however, to keep in mind that extreme freezing and thawing can cause clay tiles to crack. Clay tile roofs come at a higher price point, than asphalt shingles, however their longer lifespan can actually equate to a lower total cost of ownership. If you’re looking to add charm to your curb appeal, clay tile might be a good material to explore.

Concrete Tile

Offering many similarities to clay tile, concrete tile roofs are available in a wide variety of looks and colors. Concrete tile has an average absorption rate of 12%, making it more prone to mildew. These roofs have an average expected lifespan of 50 years. Concrete tile also comes at a higher price than asphalt, however, it can prove more cost-effective over time. If you want to achieve a certain look or add some style to your home, concrete tile is a great option to consider!

Understand your options between tile roof types >

Slate Shingles

A great alternative to wood shingles, slate is durable, fireproof and green. These beautiful roofs offer a unique look because each piece of slate offers a slight color variation. If you’re looking for a stunning roofing material that will stand up to harsh Colorado weather conditions, we encourage you to look into slate.

Synthetic Wood Shake

As the name implies, synthetic shake offers a beautiful alternative to the classic wood shake roof. Due to fire hazards, wood shake shingles are no longer permitted to be installed in many Colorado municipalities.  At Elite Roofing we’re proud to instead offer fire-resistant, synthetic wood shake. Offering the same classic appeal of wood shake, without the fire risk, synthetic shake is quickly growing in popularity. If you love the wood shake look, we encourage you to explore your synthetic options.

Schedule Your Free Roofing Consultation Today!

While there are dozens of options when it comes to roofing materials, these popular materials are most commonly requested by discerning homeowners. If you’re ready to learn more about these and other roof types, we encourage you to schedule your free, no-obligation roofing inspection today! Allow one of our roofing experts to assess the style of your home and help you consider which roof type is right for your needs.

While you’re here, be sure and subscribe to our blog and connect with us on our social channels: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Share This Post With Others!​


Related Posts