Ramos Roofing offers Composition Shingles or Asphalt Shingle roofing products to homeowners in the Denver metro and Front Range areas.
Asphalt shingles represent the overwhelming share of the U.S. residential market, asphalt shingles come in two types. Oldest style is organic, consisting of a cellulose-fiber (wood) base saturated with asphalt and coated with mineral granules. Dominating the market today is the fiberglass style, consisting of a fiberglass mat, top-and-bottom layers of asphalt, and mineral granules. Typically, fiberglass offers greater durability.
Asphalt Shingles, also known as Laminated or architectural shingles, consist of two layers bonded together with asphalt sealant. They are coated with ceramic granules available in many color combinations. Some are available with leachable copper helping protect them from algae, discoloration, and protection against moss.
Some manufacturers offer asphalt shingles with a Class 4 rating. This classification makes these asphalt shingles hail resistive and warranted to resist a 2” diameter hail strike. Select insurance companies offer homeowner premium discounts when said products are used, making impact resistant materials a popular choice.
Manufactures offer asphalt shingles with wind warranties and wind ratings. Counties and municipalities many times focus on wind ratings. Wind ratings are established by UL and ASTM testing. For example, a product may have an 80 mph wind warranty and still meet a 110 mph Class F ASTM D3161 wind rating.
Some manufacturers offer asphalt shingles that are energy efficient. Homeowners may qualify to receive a tax credit up to $1,500.00 for installing an energy efficient roof. Energy efficient materials are not offered by all manufacturers and are available in fewer colors.