When it comes to roofs and roofing materials, A & H Roofing knows a thing or two. We have been in business since 1998 and are proud to say we have more than 30 years combined experience in the roofing and gutter industry. We have seen all sorts of developments and innovations in roofing over the years – from solar panels to liquid membrane.
But there is one roofing material that is here to stay. It is the most popular type of roofing in America and for good reason. What is this material? It is asphalt.
Also known as composition shingles, this roofing material offers a clean look at the most affordable price. Asphalt or composition shingles are versatile, and they are available in different weights, styles and colors. They can mimic the look of slate, shake, or tile at a fraction of the price.
Best of all, asphalt shingles can stand up to the extreme weather we have in Colorado – high winds, freezing temps, and blazing sunshine. They are durable and have a long lifespan.
To find out more about asphalt shingle roofing, or to determine which type of roofing material is best for your roof,
Your roof is your home’s first protection against the elements and is one of the most significant investments you can make. A structurally sound, durable roof can bring you peace of mind for many, many years. Especially here in Denver where the weather can swing from one extreme to another, the quality of your roof is of the utmost importance.
You may be wondering what the lifespan of a roof is. Either you moved into a house with a questionable roof, and you’re wondering how much longer it will last, or you know it’s time to replace your roof based on your home’s age. Whatever the case, we can help.
The average lifespan of a roof depends on the roofing material and how it was installed.
Here are the averages for lifespan of a roof:
- Asphalt Shingles, 3-tab – 15 to 18 years
- Asphalt Shingles, Architectural – 24 to 30 years
- Galvalume (metal) – 30 to 45 years
- Concrete Tile – 35 to 50 years
- Built-Up or Modified Bitumen – 10 to 16 years
- EPDM (rubber) – 10 to 16 years
Again, these average estimates are based on “average”
Spring is here now, with summer is right on its heels! This is the time of year to think about the harsh reality of wildfires in Colorado. If you are looking for an extra measure of protection for your home, start with your roof. While it is impossible to completely “fireproof” a roof, you CAN replace your roofing with fire-resistant materials. This one choice may prevent a fire from completely devastating your home.
Read on for more about these fire-resistant roofing materials:
Denver is thawing out!
The past few days have been up in the 50s making it feel almost tropical compared to the teens and 20s from the past few weeks.
Now is the perfect time to assess your home’s gutters and determine if they need to be repaired or replaced before any more snow falls or before the spring rains start.
When to Replace Your Gutters
The average life span for gutters is estimated at 20 years for galvanized steel or aluminum gutters, and 50 years for copper gutters, according to the National Association of Home Builders. Whether your gutters’ lifespan has expired, or weather conditions have just been particularly harsh, here are 12 signs your gutters need replacing:
- Water is leaking into your basement. Clogged, damaged, or worn gutters are main reasons for basement leaks.
- Mold in your basement. Leaky gutters create moisture in your basement, which leads to mold growth.
- Problems with your home’s foundation. Gutters that are clogged or leaking water towards your foundation instead of directing