If you’re in need of new roofing shingles in Colorado, you’re in luck, as there are more options to choose from than ever before. Not only are today’s asphalt shingles more resistant to the elements, they’re also more resistant to other things, such as bacteria and color-fading.
There’s also a new roofing shingle product available today – stone-coated metal shingles. These are essentially just like asphalt shingles, except instead of a fiberglass foundation, it’s sheet metal. This means they often last 3 times as long as traditional asphalt shingles. As a result, they often cost less in the long run, even though they cost more initially. If you’re in need of new roofing shingles, contact us today for a free consultation and estimate.
Roofing Shingle Types
Least expensive, initially.
Lasts about 15-25 years.
Longer-lasting: 25-30 years.
Some are impact resistant.
Longer-lasting: 30-35 years.
Some are impact resistant.
Often lasts 70+ years.
Most expensive, initially.
Least expensive, long-term.
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As a homeowner, you’re probably only concerned about how much a roofing shingle costs and how it looks. And these are fine things to care about. Features that we like, however, are how easy the shingles are to install and how well they stay down once installed. It’s for these two reasons why we particularly like Owens Corning’s TruDefinition Duration line of shingles. Owens Corning has their SureNail© technology. That is the nailing line on the shingles. It’s helps our shingle installers install your asphalt roofing shingles fast. That nailing line also helps your shingles stay down during a high wind storm. It’s tacky and secures the top shingle to the one beneath it.
And, because we get hail storms and high-winds here in Colorado, we really like an impact-resistant and high-wind-resistant shingle. Although we really don’t mind installing shingles for you, we would like them to last as long as possible so we don’t have to come back too soon 🙂
There are over a dozen roofing shingle manufacturers in the U.S. including Owens Corning, GAF, CertainTeed, Tamko, IKO, Malarkey, and Atlas, just to name a few. We’ve worked with all of these manufacturers. Some manufacture a better shingle than the other. One might offer more colors or options. One might have an easier to use website. But what’s really important is (a) who offers the best warranty and stands behind it, and (b) who makes the best residential roofing shingle for Colorado. Hail storms happen. That’s a fact living here in Colorado. And when that happens, you need a roofing manufacturer that’s easy to work with and is there when you need them.
You also need a shingle manufacturer that makes a good product. Otherwise, what’s the point?! Why install a roofing shingle if it’s going to blow away in the next wind storm, or get destroyed in the next hail storm.
This is why we only work with the shingle manufacturers that are easy to work with from a warranty stand point, and offer reliable roofing products. Those are Owens Corning, Tamko, GAF, CertainTeed, and Malarkey. We’ve worked with lots of roofing shingle manufacturers, and these are the best.
Asphalt Shingle Manufacturers We Offer
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Stone-Coated Metal Shingles
Although stone-coated metal shingles are somewhat new, they are quickly gaining in popularity, and for good reasons – they’re among the longest-lasting roof, they’re more durable than traditional asphalt shingles, and they often cost less than asphalt shingles in the long-run.
We’ve noticed, those with deteriorating wood shake roofs are often opting for stone-coated metal shake because they still want that authentic wood shake look, but they also want a longer-lasting roof. The average wood shake roof lasts around 15-20 years. Metal shingles, on the other hand, often last 70 years and more.
Those folks with traditional asphalt shingle roofs are also choosing metal shingles for their long lifespan. Asphalt shingles often last between 25 and 30 years. Metal shingles, like metal shake, lasts around 70 years or more. Although metal roofing products cost more initially, they often end-up costing less in the long term, thanks to their longevity.
For those that want that traditional shingle look. Available in grays, greens, and browns. Class-4 hail impact resistance. Class A fire rated. Recyclable.
A great substitute for wood shake. Available in browns, grays, tans, greens, white. Class-4 hail impact resistance. Class A fire rated. Recyclable.
A great alternative to clay or concrete tiles. Profiles include Barrel and Pacific Tile. Available in reds, browns, grays, tans, white. Class-4 hail impact resistance. Class A fire rated. Recyclable.
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New Shingle Roofing Considerations
When considering new roofing shingles in Colorado, most folks either get what they can afford or replace their roof with the same thing they had before. However, before you jump right-in to the cheapest roof or what you had before, you might want to see what’s new.
If budget is your primary concern, you might be considering your least expensive 3-tab shingles. Although these shingles are often the least expensive initially, they aren’t always the least expensive over the lifetime of your roof. You may, in fact, spend more over the long haul. ‘You get what you pay for’, often applies here. Your basic 3-tab shingles from Owens Corning, for example, only lasts about 20 years. What’s more, they only have a 25-year limited warranty, only carry a wind rating of 60mph, and are not impact resistant. Owens Corning’s Duration Storm shingles, on the other hand, have a limited lifetime warranty, carry a 130mph wind rating, and are impact resistant.
So, if you and your neighbor both replace your roofs at the same time – you install 3-tab shingles and your neighbor installs an impact resistant shingle, in 30 years, you might have replaced your 3-tab roof twice, while your neighbor is only just now replacing their higher quality roof.
Speaking of the least expensive roofing shingles, if shingles are what you’re after, you should serious consider stone-coated metal shingles. Although these cost more initially, they often cost less in the long run because they last around 3 times longer than traditional asphalt shingles. What’s more, these metal shingles resemble asphalt shingles, wood shake, or tile. Another reason to consider metal shingles is that they are recyclable, unlike asphalt shingles.
Maybe you just want to replace your existing shingles with the same ones you had before. And that may be fine, if those shingles served you well, lasted as long as they were suppose to, etc. If they did not, however, maybe you want to consider an upgrade. If they were your higher-end shingles but they didn’t last as long as they were suppose to, you might want to consider a different shingle manufacturer. Not all shingle manufacturers are the same. For example, according to Consumer Reports, Owens Corning has the highest-rated roofing shingles.
When it’s time to replace your roof, it’s a good idea to ask your favorite roofing company if there’s been any new developments in roofing. Since you had your last roof installed, maybe there’s a new roofing product or technology you should consider. For example, do you know about SBS-modified asphalt shingles, or stone-coated steel shingles? Both are relatively new roof technologies that you might be interested in.
If you’re looking for new residential roofing shingles in Colorado and you need help deciding which brand to go with, what features you need, or what’s in your budget, we can help. In some cities, such as Fort Collins, we’re not allowed to install a non-impact-resistant asphalt roofing product. This is due to the number of hail storms the city gets. This does make the decision process a little easier. If you know what you want and just need us to install them, that’s cool, too 🙂 Contact us for a free estimate.
If you’re not familiar with stone-coated metal shingles, look them up. They are more environmentally-friendly since they’re recyclable, and they last longer than traditional asphalt shingles. They do cost more initially, but since they last so much longer, they often end-up costing less in the long run.
What’s more, in our opinion, metal shingles resemble other roofing materials better than asphalt shingles. For example, if you’re wanting a shingle that looks like real wood shake, we feel Westlake Royal Roofing’s Pine-Crest Shake more closely resembles wood shake than most asphalt shingles.
Whether you’re looking for a reroof, or roofing for new construction, we’re here for you. Inspections and estimates are free.