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What are the Ideal Materials for a Mountain Home Roof?

Ideal Materials for a Mountain Home Roof

Choosing the ideal Mountain Home Roof Materials is very important for residents of Colorado. Getting to see those amazing mountain views every day makes the Front Range  an attractive option for many new homeowners, but not all houses are built to withstand the harsh weather that comes with mountain life.

We recommend several different types of roofing materials for Colorado mountain properties, and the material that is best for your house will depend on a few factors. Give our team at Home Grown Roofing and Contacting a call or read on to learn about our premium roofing options for homes in the mountains.

Composite Shingles

Composite roofing products last longer, are more durable, and are much more aesthetically, and architecturally pleasing than traditional roofing materials. Composite roofing shingles are perfect for any climate or region in the world and they come in several styles include slate, cedar shake and barrel tile.

Other plastic shingles can become brittle and break in freezing climates. Most composite roofing materials can withstand the hottest and coldest of climates.

Composite roof tile is made of compressed recycled plastics & other sustainable materials. This creates a roofing tile that is much lighter in weight and more durable. Composite roofing products are nearly identical to their natural counterparts and are virtual maintenance free.

Metal Roofing

Metal roofing is an excellent option in terms of durability and design. It is one of the strongest roofing materials, and metal roofs can easily hold up to extreme weather conditions like rain and snow. They also reflect heat rather than absorb it, making them an energy-efficient option during the summer months.

A metal roofing can even be customized to suit your home’s design aesthetic. You can choose from several metal sheeting options that imitate the look of wood or tile, as well as select your desired color choice. This type of roofing is best suited for mountain homes that experience frequent harsh weather conditions.

Stone-Coated Steel

A unique and modern roofing option, stone-coated steel is incredibly durable in the face of extreme weather. Steel is a sturdy roofing material on its own, but this steel is covered in a dense layer of stone to provide further protection against the elements.

Though stone-coated steel is a pricier roofing option, it provides up to 50 years of coverage for your home, making it a practical long-term investment. It’s proven to hold its own against 120 mph winds, heavy rains, and intense hailstorms, and it even protects your home from UV rays.

If you’re looking for the most durable roofing option for your mountain home, stone-coated steel might be the best choice for you.

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are the most common roofing materials in the US, covering about 90% of homes. Though not as strong as other options, they are a practical roofing material for houses that experience a decent level of harsh weather conditions, as many of the homes in the Front Range do.

Standard shingles are better suited for homes located further down the mountain and are subject to less-frequent snowstorms. They are more affordable than other premium options but still provide a decent amount of protection and durability.

Impact-resistant shingles can be a solid alternative if you prefer shingles but live higher up in the mountains.

Need help deciding which roofing material is right for your mountain home – Home Grown Roofing and Contracting can help.

Need help with your Mountain Home Roof needs? The Experts at Home Grown Roofing and Contracting are ready to talk to you today, or you can check out the many other blog posts on our website. Schedule an appointment to get an assessment, or give us a call today at 303-997-3976.

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