Roofs last for decades. This is why many people are careful in choosing the type of roof they’re going to use for their property. If you choose the wrong kind, you won’t want to shell out more cash to reroof or fix it.
At AquaDuct Roof and Gutters, we want to make sure you’ll get the best value for your money when it’s time to replace your roof. Our roofing contractors in Colorado Springs have prepared a short list of things you need to look for when choosing a cost-effective roof:
1. Life Span
Not all roofs are created equal. There are those that are more durable than others. To make the most of your roof replacement, choose a material that can withstand the test of time. EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) roofs last for about 12 to 25 years, while metal roofs can last for about 30 to 50 years. Asphalt shingles, on the other hand, might last 20 or 30 years (if hail doesn’t get to it first).
Along our Front Range, especially closer to the foothills, STRENGTH MATTERS! As you may be investing a significant amount for your roof, you have to make sure that it can withstand the elements. Otherwise, you may have to spend more on repairs and replacements. Choose a product that has passed various roofing standards, such as fire and wind resistance tests. Some Owens-Corning shingles, for instance, have passed the requirements for two of the most stringent wind resistance tests, namely, ASTM D7158 and ASTM D3161. Look for wind ratings of at least 110mph.
3. Maintenance and Long-Term Costs
Maintenance is a long-term cost that you should consider when choosing a roof replacement. Some low-maintenance materials you may consider are metal, slate, eco-roofs, and reinforced fiber/concrete. Asphalt shingles are also easier to maintain compared with other types of roofing.
Cost-effective roofs provide not only initial savings but also long-term savings. The best roof for your home will depend on the unique characteristics of your property and your needs. For more information on cost-effective roofs, contact AquaDuct Roof and Gutters, one of the BBB-accredited Denver roofing companies. Call us at (719) 390-7663 or fill out our contact form.