At GBS Roofing in Greenwood Village, CO, we use the only the highest quality roofing materials. Combined with our complete and professional installation you get a roof that is built to last.
There are many types of asphalt shingles. These include 3-Tab, Dimensional, Impact Resistant and Laminate. Asphalt shingles come in a variety of colors and looks. Choose from inexpensive single laminate shingles to multi laminate heavy duty shingles made to look like real wood shake or slate.
The average asphalt shingles come with roof warranties from 25 to 50 years up to lifetime. Most can withstand winds up to 130 MPH. (this varies depending on the type and style.) Impact resistant shingles are durable, and many insurance companies now offer discounts to homeowners when these shingles are used.
Concrete tiles are very durable and carry a 50-year manufacturer’s warranty. Concrete tiles are more costly than your typical shingles. Investing in a tile roof offers increased curb appeal, color durability, is low maintenance and will increase your home’s resale value.
Throughout the years the popularity of wood shakes and shingles have lost ground to more easily maintained composition or asphalt-based shingles. However, wood shakes and shingles are still widely used both on commercial and residential projects.
Wood shakes provide a more natural or rustic look. Shingles are sawn from wood blocks. They taper and generally have a smoother surface. Shakes are split from wood blocks. This results in a less uniform thickness than shingles. They are sometimes grooved, and often have little taper.
When choosing wood shakes or shingles, select Durable and/or Treated Wood. One of the more popular wood for shingles is western red cedar. Using preservative-treated or naturally durable wood should result in a more durable roof. The right wood roof can remain free of decay for 25 to 30 years. It is even possible to achieve a Class A fire rating with the proper components.