What is the “Colorado Roof?”
When people think of a “Colorado roof,” they often think of a particular mountain style that makes use of large wood beams and steep angles. Examples of this style might include a cozy cabin in the mountains or a majestic ski lodge near Vail. Driving through the Rocky Mountains, you may pass by a rustic A-frame, which is an excellent design for keeping off the snow.
Big cities on the Front Range, on the other hand, have become national hubs for arts and culture. Many homes and apartment complexes embrace a more modern, industrial look over the traditional mountain style. Urban roofs are often low-profile, sleek, and made of metals. You may even see a green roof in certain neighborhoods.
Tectum Roofing has helped Colorado homeowners across the state complete stunning custom roof projects. A new roof built to your specifications is often the last piece in achieving your forever dream home. Call today, and one of our pros will go through style and budget options for your custom roof.
We’ve come up with eight popular roof trends that can help you decide how to customize your Colorado home.
1. ASPHALT ROOFING
For years, Colorado roofs have been built with asphalt shingles. This material is unlikely to go out of style any time soon. That’s because asphalt shingles are affordable, durable, and easy to install. They can last for over 30 years, and when they do need to be replaced, they can be recycled into pavement. Asphalt is an excellent choice for Colorado homeowners who are both budget and environment-friendly.
2. DAVINCI ROOFING
DaVinci composite roofing is designed to recreate the natural beauty and feel of real cedar, quarried slate, or wood shake tile roofing. You can choose from over 50 colors of DaVinci roofing materials for Tectum Roofing to install. DaVinci synthetic roofing does more than enhance the look of your home. It’s very low-maintenance and incredibly durable, lasting more than twice as long as traditional roofing materials.
3. DECRA STONE ROOFING
Decra Roofing is a stone-coated metal roofing system that not only looks great but offers exceptional durability. Tectum Roofing finds Decra Roofing especially useful in areas of Colorado that face harsh elements like powerful winds, damaging hail storms, or heavy snow and icefall. Homeowners looking to get curb appeal and longevity from their custom roofing are attracted to the 50+ year service life of Decra Roofing.
4. COPPER ROOFING
One of the services that set Tectum Roofing apart from the competition is the ability to create stunning copper roofing and accents. Along with their eye-catching elegance, copper roofs are durable, environmentally friendly, and incredibly long-lasting. Tectum’s on-site roll forming and in-house custom fabrication shop also reduce project time and costs by eliminating the need for shipping and logistics.
5. SLATE ROOFING
Slate is yet another durable roofing material that can last 50 to 200 years. Homeowners love the dark stone texture, and it’s clear why slate is a growing trend in Colorado. If you are considering slate, there’s good news for your budget. Many manufacturers can produce synthetic slate, which is much more affordable and has many of the same benefits as natural slate.
6. METAL ROOFING
Metal sheets and shingles are popular today because of their affordability, light weight, low-maintenance, and beautiful textures. Many people like the way metal roofs weather with age. In addition, the clean lines offered by metal roofing add a sense of sophistication to many homes. Many metal roofing systems (non-copper) are created from aluminum or zinc.
7. SOLAR ROOFING
Of course, many custom roofing projects include the addition of solar panels. The solar roof trend has grown in popularity because of increases in efficiency and aesthetic appeal. Each year, solar panels become more efficient at converting sunshine into electricity. This is a massive benefit to homes in sunny Colorado. Furthermore, new solar shingle technology has made large, bulky solar arrays unnecessary. Now, you can install a solar roof that looks very similar to traditional roof styles. (Some would even say solar shingles look better). Modern solar embraces the best of both worlds.
8. GREEN ROOFING
Even though many Colorado residents live near the Rocky Mountians, many homeowners want to bring nature even closer to home. Green roofing is a trend that converts the roof to a kind of garden where grass and wildflowers can flourish. From a few planter boxes on the balcony to a completely grass-covered roof, green roofing is an eco-friendly alternative that has many aesthetic and landscaping benefits as well.
What’s your custom roof project? Tectum Roofing is here to make it a reality. Email, call, or visit one of our locations to share your vision with one of our roofing professionals. We are your local Colorado roofing professionals.