Denver metal roofing installer, New Roof Plus, installs a wide variety of styles in metal roofing. If you are researching residential metal roofing, we have quite a lot of experience with this. If you are looking for information on commercial metal roofing for a building, we also have some cool projects we have been involved with.
Whether for residential metal roofing or commercial metal roofing, metal roofing is versatile. It is super durable. It is used as accent areas, complimenting other roofing materials like composite shake or tile. It is just as often used as a complete roofing system. It is architecturally interesting and adds texture and style like no other material.
Metal Roofing for Homes
Denver metal roofing companies, like New Roof Plus, install metal roofs on homes or as they are sometimes called steep slope roofs. Metal roofs on a residential home can look very high-end, especially when complemented with other roofing shingle materials. This mix of materials gives a super unique, custom look. Composite shingles that are impact and wind resistant and their high definition look mix beautifully with flat smooth metal options.
If you look around at new construction going up in the Denver area, you will see a lot of metal roofing integration. This exterior metal high-end industrial look is not too new. Chipotle Mexican Grill was an innovator many years ago in the use of high-end metal inside their stores. They mixed corrugated metal cut-outs of Aztec figures, along with metal panels at the counter areas – along with metal tables. They took the metal industrial look and made it sleek and high-end.
Metal Roofing in Denver
The Highlands area in north Denver is a great place to cruise around for metal roofing ideas. Here you will find an abundance of new buildings with metal roof integrations and retrofit buildings with metal roofing. This part of town has grown so much over the past 10 years or so. Real estate values have skyrocketed and investors are pouring money into development. Each
building owner wants their structure to be unique, to be attractive, and stand the test of time. This could be a reason metal roofing is being used so much.
Mountain homes and buildings have long used metal as a primary roofing source. Originally, metal roofing was installed for practical purposes. It was durable for harsh weather, it was relatively cheap, it works great at handling snow loads and it was easy to maintain. But as buildings and mountain homes have improved, metal roofing has improved as well. A metal roof is now the standard for most new construction.
Other Metal Roofing Ideas
When someone says metal roofing, most people think of a mountain cabin or farm building that has standing seam metal roofing installed. This is the classic metal roof that can come in several colors like red and green most notably. But there are many other options to consider.
Metal roofing options include Stone Coated Steel metal roofing. This material is pressed metal designed to look like shake roofing or tile roofing. The shape is pressed into the metal and then it gets coated with various colors of stone and resin. This manufacturing process has been in existence since the early 1900s but has continued to be improved. It is a very popular choice still today. It gives a high-end finish look. It is very durable. It looks like shake but it is not wood.
New Roof Plus specializes in these metal roofing solutions in Colorado. We have installed metal on beautiful Denver homes and many mountain properties as well. We have also worked on many commercial roofing projects – installing new roofs on many Texas Roadhouse restaurants across the southwest US as well.
Give us a call to discuss your metal roofing ideas or questions. Our inspections and estimates are free – as is our advice. Call anytime!
A few hail storms rumbled through the south Denver metro area recently, hitting many residential homes. Denver has seen much worse in the past. This year’s hail was calm, but the season is not completely over. Denver residential roofing companies, like New Roof Plus, have been called out for a lot of roof inspections. Homeowners were certain their roof was damaged. Fortunately for most of them, the damage wasn’t enough to warrant a replacement
When the next storm does enough damage to warrant replacement, your options are more than you might think. Today, residential roofing includes many varieties, styles, and options. If your home has always had an asphalt roof, there are options you can consider that can give your home a fresh new look or a completely bold look with something more dramatic. Here are a few considerations.
Architectural Style Asphalt Shingles
Architectural style shingles are extra thick asphalt shingles. It adds dimension and variation to the roof’s look. Traditional asphalt roofs are pretty smooth. Manufacturers have developed advanced coloring variations to create the illusion of definition. If you are looking for something with a more actual definition look, this shingle is worth considering. These are called Architectural Shingles. They are still made of Asphalt, but create the sense of largeness and perhaps a shake or slate look.
Traditional Asphalt Shingles
Millions of homes across the US are covered with traditional Asphalt shingles. Since the 19o0’s when Asphalt first came into use, the Asphalt shingle has been improved a lot but the basics are still very similar and familiar. Usually installed in “3 Tab” configuration, Asphalt shingles provide a very affordable, reliable, and attractive roofing system. A very popular shingle in the category is the Owens Corning Duration line of shingle.
Class 4 Rated Asphalt Shingles
Class 4 Rated Asphalt Shingles are the top designation for Asphalt roofing options. A Class 4 rating for roofing materials means it withstands a greater disturbance from hail or wind. To earn the designation, a manufacturer needs to get UL (Underwriters Laboratory) tested and approved.
As you would expect, a Class 4 rated asphalt shingle will be thicker, like an architectural shingle. It will also be designed to withstand winds up to 110 miles per hour and survive hail better than Class 3 shingles. Asphalt is still asphalt in the end – which is a combination of a tar-like material combined with fiberglass and
More Than Asphalt…
Beyond Asphalt, you have a lot of choices. New Roof Plus installs all of these. Here is a quick list and pages in our website where you can learn more about them:
Flat Roofing – for mid-century modern homes and other residential flat roofs
Combination roofs – utilizing more than one material for architectural interest
Now you know that your next asphalt roof, if that is what you choose, could be many different styles and of varying quality. To upgrade to a Class 4 shingle from a regular shingle is not that much of a difference in price. If you would like to get some ideas from New Roof Plus, we offer free roof inspections and estimates.
Designer roofing options for Denver include the classics – like natural slate and tile. You might see slate roofs in the Denver Country Club areas or Cherry Hills Village with a real slate roofing system. No other organic roofing material gives a grander or more timeless appearance to a stately Denver home as does slate or tile.
While gorgeous, Slate and Tile have their modern drawbacks:
Slate is a very heavy material. It is rock after all
Slate often requires additional structural support which creates added cost
Tile often has the same substructure requirements
Slate is expensive
Slate and Tile are fragile
It is not good to walk on slate or tile if repairs or other work needs to be done on the roof
There are options for you to consider in place of real slate or tile. These designer roofing choices come with many benefits. Cost benefits, durability, installation improvements, color choices, hail resistance, and other long-term benefits come with new technology found in modern roofing materials.
Designer Roofing Options to Consider In Place of Slate or Tile:
Here are several options to consider that we install on some of Denver’s finer homes.
The material used in this picture here is NOT real slate. It’s fabulous looking and most decerning people can not tell it’s a manufactured composite material from Davinci Roofscapes. “Composite roofing shingle” means it is made from a combination of resins and other materials to produce a super hard, long-lasting, and beautiful roofing shingle that is lightweight, and hail resistant. It is a modern adaptation to look like a real slate roof but it is a composite material. It is very lightweight, withstands most hail and wind, and it looks like real slate.
Call us to discuss your designer roofing wishes. You may have a certain look you want on your home and we can help you find it.
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Snow piles up on the roof. The wind blows the snow up, into and under flashing that is not properly secured to this Denver roofing system. The snow melts and in comes the water.
This is a picture of a flat roof leak on one of the Highlands Ranch Rec Centers. The leak had been there for years. A bucket had been placed to catch the drips in the past. Other roofing companies tried but failed to find the source of the leak. It was not an obvious solution.
We found it. The fail point was not visible to the naked eye. Solving this flat roof leak problem took some time and thought. Eventually, we isolated the possible problem spots and began to peel back the layers. Disgusting! We found it. The area had been leaking for a long time. As you can see, the decking underneath had molded and began to crumble. We discovered many problems with roofing failing due to water penetrations.
Denver roofing will be tested with the Spring weather. Be it a giant snowstorm like we are getting now, or a hail storm later in Spring, roofing in Denver and surrounding areas will be tested.
Most roofs fail at points of “penetration”. Penetration points would include flashing, edges, chimneys, vents, skylights, gutter lines, etc. In the images on this post, the fail points were where walls met roofing at different levels of the building. The flashing had pulled away, and caulk had lost its seal, allowing water into the building envelope. After many months of water seeping into the underlayment, the wood began to rot and fail.
The solution to avoid this problem is to hire a roofing company like New Roof Plus to regularly inspect and maintain your roof. The roof is often forgotten. It’s not at eye level and unless there is a leak, you tend to not think of it. Large commercial buildings like this should have a regular inspection at the least. An inspection can fix a leak before you know you have one. This is pretty easy stuff usually.
In the long run, regular roof inspections can extend the life span of your commercial roof by years.