Roper Roofing & Solar, a roofing contractor serving Denver, CO and neighboring areas, has recently published a blog post that explains how homes in Littleton, CO can have wind-proofed roofing. Strong winds in Littleton are typically a concern because the area has a higher-than-average number of tornadoes that have caused significant damage to roofs and homes resulting in expensive restoration expenses. Thus, the roofing contractor advises homeowners in the area that it is worthwhile to invest in wind-proofed roofing, for instance, high-quality roofing with high density, such as slate tiles, providing the roof with long-term durability.
Brent Roper, president and owner of Roper Roofing & Solar, says, “Truthfully, summer in Littleton, CO, often has neutral winds with 5mph speeds. Is it best to invest in wind-proofed roofing if you’re planning a new roof for installation or replacement? The short answer: yes. High-quality roofing with exceptional density, such as slate tiles, has long-term durability. While asphalt shingles are affordable, they cannot match the weight and density that slate stone brings on properties. However, slate tiles are expensive, and they will require additional roofing support material to avoid having roof cave-ins.”
According to the Roper Roofing & Solar blog post, the first thing to do to make sure that the roof is wind-proofed is to ensure that the home has a floor plan that decreases the wind load on the roofing system. Generally, square, octagonal, and hexagonal floor plans will be the best for boosting wind resistance. And it is also recommended to have a 30-degree sloped hip-style roof with several slopes. Second, it is advisable to use nails as fasteners rather than staples for better strength and the nails should be 8D and should be ring-shanked with water-resistant gaskets. Third, it is essential to have the underlayment strong enough. The underlayment should be ensured not to be damp or rotting and that the ring-shanked nails are not more than six inches apart. Provision of standard roofing felt over the underlayment may be used to make it moisture-resistant and more durable. Soffit vents, roof vents, and other secondary systems will also need to be protected against uplift.
The fourth way to make the roof as strong as possible against strong winds is to keep the overhangs small to reduce uplift. It is a good idea to ensure that the overhangs are no more than 20 inches. And finally, it may be advisable to consider metal roofing, which can actually withstand winds over 150 mph. Also, when metal roofing is installed with vertical seams in a continuous pane from eave to peak, the wind has minimal places to enter. Furthermore, metal roofing typically has a warranty of 40 to 50 years or even more. And it requires virtually no maintenance.
Founded in 2015, Roper Roofing & Solar is a BBB-accredited roofing contractor based in Golden, CO. They have actually provided comprehensive roofing and solar power solutions to both commercial and residential clients in the metropolitan Denver area for more than 15 years. Their single primary goal is to help people have happier, healthier, and more productive lives through their best quality roofing services. They consider the quality of roofing materials to be a high priority because roofing is such a significant investment. Thus, they only work with reliable and trustworthy companies providing roofing materials, such as GAF, Atlas Roofing, and Owens Corning. The company has been able to develop an excellent reputation in the community as a result of its professionalism, honesty, and roofing skills. Brent Roper, president and owner of Roper Roofing, is a second-generation roofing contractor who believes in the philosophy of establishing durable partnerships with clients.
Homeowners who are interested in knowing more about slate roof repair in Denver and more can check out the Roper Roofing & Solar website, or contact them on the telephone or through email. They are open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, from Monday to Sunday but they can be contacted 24 hours a day.
For more information about Roper Roofing & Solar, contact the company here:
Roper Roofing & Solar
795 McIntyre St. Suite 303,
Golden, CO 80401