Colorado homeowners fighting for fire-resistant asphalt roofing

Homeowners in neighborhoods of Colorado Springs, Colo., have been replacing wooden-shake roofs with asphalt shingles treated with fire retardant to help prevent wildfire damage.

September 13, 2013

Homeowners in neighborhoods of Colorado Springs, Colo., have been replacing wooden-shake roofs with asphalt shingles treated with fire retardant to help prevent wildfire damage. Many HOAs were reluctant to allow asphalt shingles, however, forcing homeowners to install expensive cement and coated-steel roofs.

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