Keeping up with routine maintenance on your roof is essential for the structure's lifespan. There are many types of roofing materials and systems available for residential and commercial roofs alike, and each has its unique considerations and needs.
Steep slope systems are commonly used in residential structures such as homes and apartments. The angle can vary greatly, with some houses having such a steep pitch that special equipment is necessary for roofing work! These roofs often use asphalt shingles, and building codes vary depending on the area. In areas such as the Northern Front Range of Colorado, hail is so common that city code requires Class 4 Impact-Resistant asphalt shingles. Other materials are available when designing a steep slope system, but asphalt shingles are often the most economical choice.
When it comes to large commercial structures, low slope systems are common. These flat roofs are typical in shopping malls and other sizeable business complexes. Flat roofs often use a membrane made of plastic to seal and protect the structure from weather damage. As with any build, the local climate should be a key factor in material selection when planning a building project.
With so many options on the market, it's best to consult with a professional contractor when planning a roofing project. A qualified professional will know the ins and outs of material selection, pricing, installation, and everything else that may take endless research and headache for the layman. When planning your next roofing project, make sure to hire a trusted roofing contractor with a solid reputation in the community! Select Roofing Contractors serves the greater area of the Northern Front Range, so call us today for a free estimate!