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The Pros and Cons of Shingle Roofs

Suppose you are building a new home in Colorado and considering different roof types, or are replacing an existing roof on your home. In that case, you should talk to the experts at a Prime Time Roofing to discuss your options. The materials you use on your new roof impact its functionality, longevity, and aesthetics.

You are probably focusing on the interior of your home, but you should also pay close attention to your roof as it will be responsible for protecting everything you put inside. As your home’s first defense against the elements and other dangers, the materials on your roof make a big difference in your home’s security. Shingle roofs are a popular choice among homeowners. These are the pros and cons of using a shingle roof for your house.

Pros of Shingle Roofs

  • Practical

Prime Time Roofing will explain how shingle roofs have been in use for decades and will continue to be a practical choice for homeowners. These roofs are practical and easy to repair should any shingles need replacing. Shingle roofs are easier to walk on, making cleaning and annual maintenance safer. Roofers can easily replace any shingles that have come loose or damaged, rather than having to replace your entire roof.

  • Installation is Easy

Prime Time Roofing can transport shingles easier as they are packaged and ready for immediate installation. These materials do not have to be measured, cut, and do not come with awkward attachments like other roofing materials. Installing these will cut down on installation times, therefore installation costs.

  • Warranty Coverage

One of the most common reasons for shingle roofs being used by more homeowners is they have a great warranty. With a shingle roof, you will more than likely receive warranty coverage from both Prime Time Roofing and the manufacturer.

Cons of a Shingle Roof

  • Shingles Need More Replacements and Repairs

Prime Time Roofing will also explain that one of the cons associated with a shingle roof is the shorter life cycle than other materials. Most shingle roofs have a life expectancy of twenty-five years and will need repairs or replacement of shingles within that time. As you will learn from Prime Time Roofing, the shingles are easily damaged, are breeding grounds for mildew, mold, and algae, and succumb to flaking.

  • Shingles Retain Heat

Another con you will hear pointed out by Prime Time Roofing is that shingles do not refract sunrays. A shingle roof will absorb the heat from the sun because of its chemical makeup and color. This heat will transfer indoors and could cause a spike in utilities during warmer months, but benefit them in colder months.

  • Non-Eco Friendly

Shingles are not eco-friendly. Due to shingles’ composition, which is an oil-based product, they will be difficult to recycle. There are services to use when disposing of shingles as they should not end up in landfills.

Prime Time Roofing is a Colorado roofing company ready to offer you roofing solutions in the Douglas County area and anywhere in the Denver metro area. We are licensed as far north as Fort Collins, as far south as Pueblo and everywhere in between the I-25 corridor; Colorado Springs, Parker, Littleton, Aurora, Castle Rock, Castle Pines, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Westminster, Littleton, Centennial, Arvada, Commerce City, etc.  We are trusted, and established in the industry and use the latest technology to provide you the best roof for your home, office, or any other structure. As a Colorado roofing company, we understand how important it is for you to get the best work, with quality materials at the best price.

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