Asphalt shingles are one of the cheapest roofing materials. It is divided into two categories: Organic and Fiberglass. Both are made in a similar manner with an asphalt-saturated base covering both sides with asphalt or modified-asphalt, the exposed surface impregnated with slate, schist, quartz, vitrified brick, or stone or ceramic granules and the under-side treated with sand, talc or mica to prevent shingles from sticking to one another before usage. Organic is made up of paper with an asphalt coating making it a waterproof product. Fiberglass shingle is also treated with a protective layer of asphalt coating to make it a waterproof material. Both organic and fiberglass shingles generally cost least expensive from other types of roof. Asphalt shingles last longer in areas where the weather stays consistent, either consistently cold or consistently warm.
EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) Rubber is highly resistant to wind damage and is also a less expensive roofing options that our customers can choose to. While it is favorably cheap in price, it is also strong and can stand strong winds due to its flexibility. Most of the EPDM rubber roofing is black. It may be unknown to some but EPDM rubber also comes with different shades of color that you can choose from. Colorado Springs Roofing offers repair and installation for all types of EPDM Rubber roofs. Our specialties include RV rubber roofs, patios, commercial or residential roofs and many more.
Modified Bitumen roofing systems are a strong, weather resistant type of low slope roof. It is an asphalt-based roofing system designed for residential or commercial buildings with a flat or low slope roof. This types of roofing can be installed by torch method, asphalts, or cold adhesives. The two common types of modified bitumen are SBS (styrene-butadiene-styrene) and APP (atactic polypropylene).
Cold applied Liquid Membranes
This type of system uses a cold method of liquid waterproofing coatings applications. It is commonly used for basement tanking, damp proofing and many more applications. This process is cost-effective as it can last up to 25 years depending on the coating system being used. The cold applied liquid membrane service is a reliably fast even when applied during the winter season.
PVC (Vinyl) Thermoplastic
This type of roofing system is a user-friendly has a variety of application methods that you can choose from depending on your weather condition. Vinyl roof membrane is flexible making it easier to match your construction needs, has a wide array of colors that you can choose from, strong perforation and impact resistance, high-temperature tolerant and flexibility in cold temperatures, fire resistant, and etc.
FTPO Flexible Thermo Polyolefin
FTPO also known as TPO has many types of installation method. It can be installed, fully adhered, ballasted, or mechanically attached. Ballasted installation is a good option when your construction needs to be done in a short period of time and has a low budget. Mechanically attached systems have an exceptional performance in high wind conditions at very low installed cost. Fully adhered systems are ideally preferred for roofs that have unusual or odd-shaped curves and high wind conditions with a small amount of budget and when mechanical penetration is not possible.
Nowadays, the use of metal roofing is widely used because of its flexibility and strength during harsh weather conditions. The term metal can mean either be stainless, steel, alloy, aluminum, or copper. All of these are commonly used for metal roofing. Each of this metals differs in each property, durability, and price. It is best to talk to your contractor or roofing service company such as Colorado Springs Services about what type of metal roof will suit your roofing needs.
Tile roofing is truly beautiful and strong. Traditional tiles are usually made out of clay or slate. Modern tiles that are currently being used are made of concrete. As it is beautiful and durable, it also an expensive type of roofing. This type of roofing is commonly used in areas that experience hot weather or places that are near in beached or sea. One of the most noticeable characteristics of this roof is its heaviness. Because of its weight, you must take note that pilling this type of roof would create a very heavy weight, so you must ensure that the structure is strong enough to hold its weight otherwise it will only cause a lot of damage. It is a must to discuss it with your roofing service company before deciding such kind of roofing system.
Slate is the most expensive yet the most durable roof types of all. It is a type of stone compost mainly of clay minerals and may also contain abundant quartz, some feldspar, calcite, pyrite, hematite, and other minerals. Slate roofing’s durability has been tested by many for centuries. However, its beauty and durability lay in the hands of your roofing service provider. This type of roof is absolutely fire resistant and environmental friendly since slate is very durable that it would last for a century before the needs for replacement. While this type of roof is undeniably strong, one of the cons that affect its durability is poor installation, all the cost you spend is put to waste. So, be sure to talk to the right roofing service company before getting this type of roofing installation. To ensure reliable slate installation, contact Colorado Springs Roofing Contractor.