Just because it is winter doesn’t mean you can forget about your roof! Winter comes with its own sets of challenges, and though your roof is tough enough to withstand the elements for decades, it can only do it with your help.

In our last blog, we went through some common questions that people have about roofs. Working with a good roofing contractor is a pleasure, and we want you to be able to find the right one. As the best of all the roofing companies in Denver, we know what makes a great contractor. Read on to learn more!

  • I have a bid from one contractor that includes No. 15 underlayment. Another contractor just told me that he never uses any underlayment other than No. 30 because it is the best. Who is correct?
      1. The NRCA recommends a single layer of No. 15 underlayment for asphalt roofs with slopes of 18 degrees or more.
      2. If your roof is between 14 and 18 degrees, the NRCA recommends at least two layers of No. 15 underlayment.
      3. No. 30 underlayment is best when you are having heavier shingle with a very long lifespan installed.
  • Do two layers of No. 15 underlayment equal No. 30 underlayment?
    1. No. When you have two layers of underlayment, there is always an overlap of 19 inches between the layers. This is recommended for roofs with slopes of 14 to 18 degrees.
    2. A single layer of underlayment has only 2 inches of overlap.

When it comes to roofing in the winter time, Planet Roofing and Solar are the experts. We know the Colorado climate and how to give you the roof that will stand up to it for decades to come. Contact us for free roof inspections and estimates. You can also check out our promotions!

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