Tag: residential roofing shingles

  • Best Alternative to Wood Shake Roof

    Best Alternative to Wood Shake Roof

    Quick Answer: The best alternative to a wood shake roof is stone-coated metal shingles since they resemble real wood shake the best, are recyclable, light-weight, and long-lasting. Your current wood shake roof is worn-out and needs replacing, and you’re wondering what the best alternative is. Maybe even an alternative that’s also environmentally-friendly. After-all, one of…

  • Roofs That Help Keep Your House Cool

    Roofs That Help Keep Your House Cool

    Short Answer: In Colorado, the best roofs that help keep your house cool are standing seam, corrugated/PBC, and clay tiles. Keep reading to learn more. With the climate getting warmer in most parts of the country, you might be wondering what you can do to help keep your house cool when it’s hot outside. Energy…

  • Stone-Coated Metal Shingles vs Asphalt Shingles

    Stone-Coated Metal Shingles vs Asphalt Shingles

    You need a new roof and you’re considering the longer-lasting, more durable stone-coated metal shingles over traditional asphalt shingles. Smart move. There are many advantages to asphalt shingles, cost and availability being two of them. However, there are a few advantages to stone-coated metal shingles you should seriously consider. When it comes to stone-coated metal…

  • Roof Wind Damage

    Roof Wind Damage

    Strong winds recently came tearing through your neighborhood and you’re wondering if it has damaged your roof. Wind is nothing to take lightly. The wind can knock down tree branches, blow over fences, relocate patio furniture, break windows, and more. And, they can damage your roof. Here in Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming, we get…

  • Are Impact Resistant Shingles Worth the Additional Cost

    Are Impact Resistant Shingles Worth the Additional Cost

    Your roof is worn-out and you’re shopping around for new shingles . You’re comparing impact resistant shingles versus non-impact resistant shingles and you’re wondering if they are worth the additional cost. You know you’ve gotten hit by hail in the past, but they’ve never really caused my damaged, so why bother? Below, we cover what…

  • 3-Tab vs Architectural Shingles – Are Architectural Shingles Worth The Additional Cost

    3-Tab vs Architectural Shingles – Are Architectural Shingles Worth The Additional Cost

    For a lot of home and business owners, most purchases come down to cost. This includes roofing shingles. Although 3-tab shingles are the least expensive, they are not necessarily the best value, or the best “bang for your buck”, as they say. They are also not the most popular, and for good reasons – they…

  • Which Type of Roofing Shingles to Put on Your House

    Which Type of Roofing Shingles to Put on Your House

    It can be a chore choosing a new roof for your house. There are options for just about every budget, and styles for every taste. There is also a wide variety of colors and designs to choose from. To make the task even more difficult, there are now metal roofing products that look like shingles,…

  • What Are The Different Types of Roofing Shingles

    What Are The Different Types of Roofing Shingles

    You’ve decided you need new roofing shingles but are unsure which ones to get. Understandable, as there are lots of different types available today. And, there are now metal roofing products called ‘stone-coated metal shingles’. From a distance, these resemble traditional asphalt shingles. There are also asphalt shingles that resemble rock slate or wood shake.…

  • Commercial vs Residential Roofing Shingles

    Commercial vs Residential Roofing Shingles

    The terms ‘commercial grade’ and ‘heavy duty’ comes-up frequently in the construction business, including roofing. Sometimes folks ask us for ‘commercial grade’ roofing shingles. They’re under the impression the shingles they see on commercial buildings, such as their dentist’s office, is stronger or ‘commercial grade’. This isn’t the fact. Technically, there’s no difference between commercial…