If you are in the process of building your house, one of the choices you will have to make concerns the style of the roof. You surely have your own preferences and ideas on how the roof should look like, but you must definitely take into account the advice of Colorado Springs roofing companies, because, although theoretically a house can be covered by any type of roof, in reality some roofing styles will match your building`s particularities better than others.
The basic choice is between a flat roof and a pitched roof. Next, the roofing style will mostly depend on the materials you opt for. The most common residential roofing materials are asphalt shingles, ceramic tiles and metal.
Asphalt shingles represent the least expensive option and it also provides a fair price-quality ratio – hence their great popularity (asphalt shingles are still the most common materials used for residential roofing across the U.S.!).
Ceramic tiles, on the other hand, are significantly more expensive, but a ceramic roof is also much more solid, durable (50 to 70 years lifespan) and provides great energy efficiency. In terms of appearance, a ceramic roof is also one of the most beautiful options.
Metal roofing is gaining a lot of popularity lately, as such a roof is lightweight, easy to install even on an existing roof, low maintenance, resistant in any type of weather and with an expected lifespan of 50 years and even longer.