Roper Roofing & Solar, Known for the Best Solar Panels in Denver, Publishes Blog Post Detailing Asphalt Shingle Alternatives
Roper Roofing & Solar, a residential and commercial roofing company serving Colorado and Texas, has published a blog post educating homeowners on the 3 best alternative roofing materials currently available that can be used instead of asphalt shingles.
Asphalt shingles are the most common roofing materials adorning American homes. They are so ubiquitous that, by some estimates, more than 80% of all homes nationwide have them installed. This market dominance is attributed to their traditionally appealing design and colors, long 25-year average lifespan, and ability to resist harsh weather, especially the impact of hailstones.
However, modern construction methods and evolving architectural design sensibilities have prompted homeowners to look beyond the traditional options and explore roofing materials that surpass asphalt shingles in both aesthetics and durability. Though some of these alternatives come in at a significantly higher price, they make the property stand out and substantially increase the home’s value in the resale market.
The Roper Roofing & Solar blog post then makes a case for the three roofing materials that it deems to have the most potential as asphalt shingle replacements – metal, wood, and composite shingles. Metal shingles use the same underlying materials that are used to build corrugated and standing seam metal roofs. The highly emissive metal sheets used in their construction help them keep the home’s interiors cool. They are also covered in UV-reflective coating that grants them protection against UV absorption and corrosion during rainstorms.
Wood shakes have been used to create beautiful roofs for centuries. Apart from their alluring aesthetic, wood as a material also offers excellent insulation and is strong enough to protect the home against hailstorms. One of their most prominent drawbacks, their propensity to catch fire, can also be eliminated by using special treatments during manufacturing that increase their fireproofing rating.
The blog post then makes a case for composite shingles, roofing materials that are made by combining several components including fiberglass, asphalt, vinyl, wood grains, and other recycled products. Since composite shingles are carefully engineered to meet the roofing industry’s needs, the result is that they manage to be highly durable with longer lifespans, have improved density, have zero granulation, are easy to install while also being dependable, and are aesthetically very similar to traditional asphalt shingles. Moreover, composite shingles are also extremely affordable making them the logical choice for many homeowners.
The spokesperson for Roper Roofing & Solar talks about the many advantages that composite shingles offer by saying, “First of all, for budget-conscious buyers, composite shingles are an instant recommendation due to their potential lifespan, up to 50 years as claimed by some manufacturers, and impressive durability. Roofing contractors also love them because they are lightweight which makes them easy to install and easy to work with if they need to be repaired or replaced. They won’t bend or buckle easily and will retain their shape and color for a long time. Their composition makes it easy for them to repel moisture and resist organic growth such as mold and algae. Finally, manufacturers make them available in such a broad collection of colors and styles that many homeowners opt for them just for the design possibilities they offer.”
Roper Roofing & Solar is a family-owned and operated company set up by Brent Roper, a second-generation roofing contractor. Since it got its start over 7 years ago, the company has come a long way and currently operates out of two locations – one in Golden, Colorado, and the other one in Austin, Texas. Some of the distinctions that the GAF Master Elite Certified roofing contractor has collected along the way include an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, being named the Best of the Best National Award Winner in 2021 and 2022, and being one of the Top Rated companies listed on Home Advisor.
Readers are also encouraged to check out a recent press release that talks about how Roper Roofing & Solar can help homeowners pick and install the best solar panels in Denver.
For more information about Roper Roofing & Solar, contact the company here:
Roper Roofing & Solar
795 McIntyre St. Suite 303,
Golden, CO 80401