Residential Asphalt Roofing

Get the Best Roof on the Block:

Trust the Experts at Arapahoe with Your Asphalt Roof Repair or Replacement

Asphalt roofs come in 25, 30, 40, 50 and Lifetime varieties. This wind and weather-resistant roofing material is a popular choice for new and replacement roofs, and for good reason—asphalt roofing is durable, low-maintenance, and affordable.

We offer installation services for all types of asphalt (dimensional, laminate, or architectural). Our team has been installing asphalt roofs on houses of all shapes and sizes for over 55 years.

We bring the knowledge and experience to install asphalt efficiently without compromising on the installation practices that will help prolong the life of your roofing system.

Asphalt Roofing

Construction & Features

Asphalt shingles are made of layers of fiberglass or organic materials, such as cellulose, that are coated in asphalt to make them waterproof.

Typically, asphalt shingles contain a base layer of asphalt, followed by a layer of asphalt impregnated with mineral granules which provide their distinctive texture.

Architectural and premium shingle varieties usually feature multiple layers of laminated asphalt, providing a dimensional look and superb protection against wind, hail, and snow.

If you want options, asphalt roofing is your best choice—our asphalt roofing suppliers stock hundreds of colors and styles to match your home perfectly.

Asphalt Roofing

Choosing a Shingle Type

Before you decide on fit and finish, you’ll need to make a key decision about the type of asphalt shingle you put on your home—and we’re here to help.

There are three main types of asphalt shingles you need to know about:

Traditional Shingles

Also known as Strip Shingles, are the most common (and affordable) type of asphalt shingle. Traditional shingles provide a flat, uniform appearance, making them a very popular choice for homeowners. They’re made of a single layer of asphalt and offer the widest variety of colors and styles. Budget-friendly and versatile, these shingles have been protecting Coloradans’ roofs for decades.

Architectural Shingles

Also known as Dimensional Shingles, are a cut above traditional shingles in terms of appearance and durability. Architectural shingles feature a multi-layered construction, providing a unique, dimensional look and better weather resistance than strip shingles. With hundreds of colors and styles available, architectural shingles are an excellent choice if you’re looking for multi-layer durability without the cost of premium shingles.

Premium Shingles

Also known as Luxury Shingles, are the top-of-the-line when it comes to asphalt roofing shingles. They’re comprised of multiple layers of, high-quality, laminated asphalt composite making them extremely durable and weather resistant. They’re available in all the colors, styles, and finishes you’d expect from asphalt roofing while their superior durability and long-lasting performance make premium shingles a cut above the rest.

The Pros & Cons of Asphalt Roofing

A roof replacement is a necessary investment, so, it’s important to make the right choice when it comes to roofing materials.

As with any shingle type, asphalt has its pros and cons. To help you make the right decision, we’ve compiled a detailed list of pros and cons below:

The Pros of Asphalt Shingles

The Cons of Asphalt Shingles

Key Points

Asphalt Roofing

The most popular residential roofing material in North America

20, 30, 40, or 50-year lifespans

One of the most low-maintenance roofing options

A good option for steep, pitched roofs common on mountain homes

One of the most affordable material options

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