The Future of Roofing

The Town of Mountain Village and the Telluride Mountain Village Owner’s Association (TMVOA) are working collaboratively to address roof tile options for buildings and owners in the Village Center. The Community Development Code (CDC) only allows burnt sienna roof tile in the Village Center.

In 2014 Westile, the manufacturer of the existing roof tile in the Mountain Village Center went out of business. Building owners within the Village Center have found a few challenges, including and not limited to access to existing concrete tile to replace existing and broken tiles, challenges maintaining concrete tile, and a prohibition on proposing any other roof material type.

To address roofing and development code inquiries, the town has compiled the latest information about upcoming public meetings, CDC updates, and general roofing resources, which can be found below:

Current Process for Re-Roofing in the Village Center

Under the existing Community Development Code section 17.5.6 C3(d): Village Center roofing material shall be concrete tile or synthetic materials that emulate concrete tile of the color burnt sienna except for special copper accent roofs that shall require specific approval of the Design Review Board (DRB).

Specific approval of the DRB requires a Class 3 application:

 

DRB Class 3 Application


Next Steps

DRB hosted special Work sessions on December 12, 2017, and February 22, 2018, to discuss how best to help Home Owners Association (HOA), businesses, business owners and tenants move forward with full or partial roof replacements. The DRB directed staff to bring forward a proposed CDC roof material amendment to broaden the range of roof material options in the Village Center and allow for staff level review of dormer and subsequent roof material changes consistent with the CDC regulations.

The Planning and Development Services Department will provide a final draft of updated CDC codes to the DRB on May 3, 2018. Pending no further additions or changes, the DRB will adopt the codes, and then the Town Council will have a public hearing on the matter on May 17, 2018, with anticipated final adoption on June 14, 2018. The town invites all residents, property owners, property managers, HOA managers, and developers to attend and provide input. If you cannot participate in these meetings in person, you can Live Stream them on your computer or mobile device, or provide comment by contacting Sam Starr by email or (970) 369-8248.

The TMVOA has HOA contact information for individuals looking to facilitate the sale or purchase of existing tiles for roofing projects in the Village Center. For this information, please contact Garrett Bradford, Director of Operations & Finance by email or (970) 728-1904 Ext. 2

For a list of remaining Westile roof inventory, please visit Custom Tile Roofing.