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When property owners are faced with the need to replace a roof, knowing basic information about different options is very helpful. Trusting a qualified and professional Colorado Springs roofing contractor for guidance is very important when weighing the options. The following types of roofing are the most common on both residential and commercial properties.

An asphalt shingle roof is the most popular, largely because it is considerably cheaper than other roofing options. The asphalt shingle has become much more sophisticated over the years, with improved durability, style and color options. While cost is one main advantage, one main disadvantage includes a shorter life span at an estimated 20-30 years. Asphalt roofing shingles are easier to install, making it a less labor intense job for roofing contractors.

The opposite end in roofing options includes clay tile roofing. This is perhaps the most durable type of roofing is available. While clay tile roofs can last well over 100 years, they are much more expensive than other roofing options. Clay tiles have a very distinct look and are considered much more visually appealing to many people.

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While durability is an advantage, clay tile roofs weigh much more than asphalt shingles making it impractical for improperly supported buildings.

Along the lines of clay tile roofs, wood shakes or shingles offer a visually appealing roof that is both durable and beautiful. Cedar wood is popular for roofing shingles because of its natural weatherproofing and resistance to insects. This type of roof is often very desirable for residential property. Wood shingles are more expensive than asphalt, but they are also considerably more durable, lasting up to 50 years. The wood shake is a less refined version of the wood shingle. It is marginally less expensive than shingles and provides a more rustic appearance.

Metal roofing is both economical and extremely durable. A metal roof is best used on flat roofs, but they are not only for flat roofs. With different options in terms of color and strength, the metal roof has become very popular on a variety of buildings. Industrial and commercial buildings have a tendency to use this type of roof more than residential properties, but homes are increasingly being built using this option. They are highly resistant to weather, aesthetically pleasing and much quieter than most people would imagine in rain. If well maintained, these roofs can last well over 50 years, making it a practical option.

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