Homeowner Alternatives to Boulder CO Wood Roofs
Wood roofing burns much faster than roofs made of tile, slate or other materials. The City of Boulder has mandated that all wood roofs be replaced with fireproof roofing alternatives by the end of 2014. The ordinance was passed in 1994, but many Boulder homeowners have only recently acknowledged it. Now that it is 2014, the deadline remains only 10 months away. Boulder residents must act this spring, summer, and fall to address their roofing solutions.
If you are a Boulder homeowner with a wood shake roof, what should you know and what are your options for a replacement roof?
Boulder Colorado Wood Roof Ordinance
Knowing what the ordinance entails is the first order of business. The ordinance mandates that homes with “wood roofs” must have the re-roofed with fire resistance materials. What exactly falls under the “wood roof” category? These include wood shakes, wood shingles, wood composite or any other type of wood roofing covering that contains at least 50 percent wood. Roofs treated with fire retardants still have to be replaced by the end of 2014.
What is Replacement Cost for Wood Roof?
How much is replacing a wood roof in Boulder CO going to cost? Prices vary depending on the roofing material you choose to go with, they range from very affordable to costly for high end materials and designs. An advantage is that less flammable roofs can assist in bringing down your homeowner’s insurance rates, and will save you money in the long term that will help pay for the new roof.
Wood Roof Replacement
There are several options for roofing materials. It is good to be educated and not sold on the advantages and disadvantages or roofing types.
Asphalt Shingles Roofing
Asphalt roofs are inexpensive, durable and are offered in a wide range of attractive colors. It is the most popular type of roofing in North America.
These consist of concrete or clay shingles that are also very strong and durable, environmentally friendly, and less likely to rot over time. Tile roofs are not the most common roofing materials used, therefore, they can stand out in their uniqueness and beautify your home.
Also not as common as other roofing materials, so metal roofs can make your home stand apart in it’s beauty. Metal roofs are available in a wide variety of colors and designs. Metal is durable, but is still susceptible to hail damage dents and wear and tear like any other roof.
Synthetic “Wood” Shakes
If you are enamored with the way wood shake roofs look, you can always opt for synthetic “wood shakes”. New technology has enabled the creation of shake shingles that imitate wood, but are actually made from fire retardant synethic polymers.
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