Colorado Spring’s weather can only be described as wild. At any given time of the year Colorado Springs is up against driving winds, snow, ice, extreme heat, and harsh sunshine. To keep your home protected from these elements you need a great roof.

Let’s learn about the best roofing for Colorado Springs including the pros and cons of each. Choosing the right roofing can protect your home, your wallet, and peace of mind.

Impact Resistant Asphalt Shingles

Relatively unheard of a few years ago, impact resistant (IR) asphalt shingles have become one of the most popular roofing choices in all of Colorado. Why? Colorado is in the middle of ‘hail alley’ and IR roofing is built for hail.

IR shingles defend against the impact of hail and are also tough against strong winds making them a great choice for Colorado Springs. On top of those benefits, your insurance company will often give you a discount on your homeowners’ policy since they know you’re much less likely to file a claim on an IR roof.

Pros and Cons of Impact Resistant Roofing in Colorado Springs

There aren’t many cons to IR roofing except for a small upcharge compared to traditional asphalt shingles when purchasing your roofing. The extra cost to upgrade to IR is quickly covered by insurance premium discounts or paid for several times over by avoiding paying out deductibles on hail claims.

Premium Asphalt Shingles

Premium asphalt shingles include triple-laminate (TL) shingles and premium ‘cuts.’ Premium asphalt is the thickest of all asphalt shingles and provides the most depth and character. Premium asphalt is available in many styles and colors.

Pros and Cons of Premium Asphalt Shingles Roofing in Colorado Springs

Thanks to their thickness, premium shingles, especially TL, are strong. Most premium shingles come with lifetime warranties and no other asphalt shingle matches the depth and aesthetics of premium shingles. They are often required to install if you live in a Colorado Springs HOA community.

Premium shingle’s biggest drawback is their initial price as they are the most expensive of all asphalt shingles. However, the better warranties associated with premium shingles tend to make the upgrade cost worth it.

Stone Coated Metal Tile

Stone coated tile looks fantastic and is stronger than just about any other roofing material on our list. Stone coated tile was created when a roofing manufacture sprayed aggregate on metal tile to make it easier to ship. They quickly learned the stone coating made tile much more visually appealing, stronger, and it’s now a popular roofing material for Colorado Springs.

Pros and Cons of Stone Coated Tile in Colorado Springs

Stone coated tile is an expensive product and requires expert installers that also come at a premium. Stone coated tile is known to last several decades – but it comes at a cost. It’s also tough to find stone coated tile in many varieties and colors when compared to asphalt shingles. If you’re willing to pay the upfront costs of stone coated tile it’s likely you’ll never replace your roof again.

Panel Metal Roofing

Panel roofing was once reserved for commercial buildings but has now become popular for residential use too. Panel metal is strong, available in many colors, and can handle just about any type of weather Colorado Springs can produce.

Pros and Cons of Panel Metal Roofing in Colorado Springs

Metal roofing is much more expensive than any shingle in both material and labor but like more expensive materials, metal tends to last longer. Though there are more choices every day, there aren’t as many options in style and color for metal when compared to other types of roofing.
Getting the Best Colorado Springs Roof

There are many options for Colorado Springs roofing but IR shingles, premium, and metal roofing are among the best. If you’re ready to replace or install a new roof call Roofcorp for recommendations and pricing today.

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