Composition Shingles - also known as architectural or asphalt shingles, the most popular roofing material used in Colorado. Available in a variety of styles and colors, durable, affordable, they require low maintenance and can be walked on without damaging the material. Most brands offer Class A fire protection. These shingles are rated based on lifespan ranging from 20 years to lifetime.
Concrete Tile - have a long lifespan, require low maintenance, offer good fire protection and are resistant to rot and insects. Concrete mixed with cellulose can mimic the appearance of wood shakes, while improving on the durability and fire protection that real wood affords. Available in a variety of colors and styles, some products meet UL2218 class 3 hail resistant requirements. Weight is an issue so a home must be engineered, or otherwise evaluated, to handle 1,100 pounds per square of roofing space.
Wood Shingles or Shakes - offers a natural look with a lot of character. Because of variations like color, width, thickness, or cut of the wood, no two shake roofs will ever be the same. Wood offers some energy benefits, too: it helps to insulate the attic, and it allows the house to breathe, circulating air through the small openings under the felt rows on which wooden shingles are laid. A wood shake roof requires proper maintenance and repair, or it will not last as long as other products. Mold, rot, and insects can be a problem. Wood shingles usually results in higher insurance costs.
Solar Systems - with electricity rates rising an average of 8% per annum over the last 10 years, solar power has proven to be an economic alternative for many homeowners and businesses. Solar panels placed on the roof of your building have a guaranteed 25 year warranty. With Astralux’s racking systems we provide the industry’s best in aesthetics and streamlined installation.