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5 Types of Roofing

Updated: Apr 22


Replacing an aging or damaged roof is one of the smartest upgrades you can do for your home. But what kind of roof should you choose? Here in Minnesota, the most common roofing material is asphalt shingles, but there are so many other options. Here is a brief overview of some of the main types of roofing materials available today.

Asphalt

These shingles are affordable, durable, low maintenance, easy to install, and individual shingles are easy to replace. You can choose between multiple styles in a variety of colors.

Metal

Aluminum or zinc roofing comes in sheets or shingles that can mimic slate, asphalt or wood. It’s long lasting, lightweight, durable and resistant to corrosion, fading and cracking.

Wood

Wood roofing—in shakes or shingles—is made from cedar, redwood or pine, with insect-resistant cedar being the most popular choice. Cedar roofs fade to a silvery gray with age and look great on Cape Cod, Craftsman and Tudor-style homes.

Clay

Clay tile roofs have been around for millennia and are very long lasting. They’re more expensive to install and repair, but they’re fire, heat and wind resistant and look beautiful on Spanish and Mediterranean-style homes.

Slate

Similar in cost to clay, slate roofing is durable, low maintenance and also very long lasting. It’s weather tolerant and resists damage from branches, insects and moisture.

Contact us to learn more about your options, so we can find the type of roofing material that works best for your home and your budget.

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