Last week, we looked at composition roofing types currently on the market and widely in use in the Denver Colorado area. Pictured below are fiberglass architectural shingles, fiberglass membrane rolled roofing, wood shake shingles and cement tile roofing.
On the left below, are fiberglass architectural shingles pictured from an inspection I made in Highlands Ranch Colorado. They look like the composition shingles we discussed earlier, but fiberglass shingles are normally lighter weight and a bit thinner, as the fiberglass layer is just as strong and wears as well with less material. On the right, is a picture of a roof in Aurora Colorado with fiberglass membrane rolled roofing applied. It too is thinner than composition roofing, but has the same life expectancy in the Denver Colorado area of about 20 years.
Below are wood shake shingles seen commonly in the Denver Metro area, and Cement tile roofs. Wood roofing has fallen out of favor to a large degree in the last 10 years or so, as the sun, dry climate and fear of fire danger have made this type of roof less desirable. A replacement for shakes which offers similar styling and wear-ability, is clay or cement tile. The roof picture here is of a home in Parker Colorado, and it has cement tiles applied. Cement tiles tend to be less expensive than clay tile, and are a bit more likely to chip or become damaged than a clay based tile. But both are a good choice to provide a long life for a home in our area with our dry and sunny climate.a roof in