What Type of Roof Is Right For You?


A wide variety of roofing materials are available to homeowners considering roof replacement or installation, including asphalt shingles, tile roofing, metal roofing and more. It’s important to consider several factors what choosing the right roofing material, including the slope and complexity of the roof, the style of the house, and the local climate.

You can count on Sorensen Roofing to provide you with high quality roofing services! Contact us today for your free inspection. As complete roofing contractors, we offer roof repair, roof replacement and installation throughout Longmont, Englewood, Broomfield, Fort Collins, Boulder, Greeley, Parker, Golden, Loveland, Westminster and the nearby areas!

asphalt shingle roofing


Although these terms are used interchangeably, most roof shingles used today are technically known as asphalt fiberglass shingles. Modern shingles have a fiberglass mat embedded in them to offer extra strength and tear resistance.

These shingles are the most popular type of roofing for sloped roofs because of their affordability, durability, easy installation, and the wide range of colors available. Premium grades of “laminated” asphalt fiberglass shingles are typically warrantied for 50 years.

Tile roofing


Clay and concrete tile roofing are commonly linked because they are both masonry roofing materials that require similar installation. For both clay and concrete molding, roofing tiles are designed to overlap and/or interlock with adjacent tiles.

Clay and concrete tile roofs are excellent in hot, dry climates, but they shouldn’t be installed in areas where heavy, regular rain and freezing temperatures are common.

Corrugated metal roofing


Corrugated roofing is well known for its distinct appearance as a thin sheet that contains a symmetrical pattern of alternating ridges and grooves. Corrugated roofing usually comes in sheet form, some manufacturers do provide large shingles. Corrugated roofing can be made from steel, polycarbonate or an asphalt-fiberglass composite, and is more appropriate for agricultural and commercial buildings and small sheds than houses. One important positive of corrugated roofing is that it can be fastened down over an existing shingled roof.

Corrugated metal roofing panels are a great fit for sheds and other garden structures.

Flat Roofing


Flat roofing is closely related to “low-slope” roofing because of the similar treatments used on both. Residential and commercial buildings are commonly treated with single-membrane systems like EPDM or rubber roofing, thermo-polyolefin (TPO) roofing and PVC roofing. Metal roofing is an option for low-slope roofs, but not for flat roofs.

High-density Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) roofing is an alternative system that coats the roof with a continuous layer of foam insulation that can also serve as the finished roof surface (as long as a protective coating is applied over the foam).

Make sure you hire an experienced professional when working with flat roofing due to the potential of leaks.

Slate Roofing


Most roofing slate used in the U.S. comes from slate deposits in Vermont and Pennsylvania.

Expensive to manufacture and tricky to install, this “stone” roof is among the most expensive available. When properly installed and maintained, a slate roof can last for 75 years or more.

Slate is king of roofing materials but finding someone who can install or repair it may be a challenge.


Whatever type of roofing material or type you are considering getting installed, it’s just as important to hire an experienced roofing contractor to do the job. At the end of the day, the type and material of roof you chose comes down to personal preference and budget. Factors such as how long you plan to be in the property, the weather conditions, and more all come into play. Whether you want to get a metal roof installed or a classic shingle roof, Sorensen Roofing can help.

Our Colorado roofing contractors take pride in offering unmatched roof installation services throughout the Front Range. We guarantee fast responses and can be reached 24/7 for emergency service when you need it. When you want to get the highest quality materials and the highest quality service, hire Sorensen Roofing!

We can guarantee that, when you hire our team, you will get the most professional, knowledgeable contractors on the job in the region. When you are looking for a roof contractor with unsurpassed attention to detail, that uses long-lasting materials, and that offers timely services, the choice is simple. Contact Sorensen Roofing to learn more or get a free roofing inspection today! You can contact us online.