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Residential Roof Repairs & Replacements in Minnesota
Add curb appeal and protect your home with a roof professionally installed by RAPLOR. We will lay out realistic options to fit your budget.
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Asphalt shingles have been most popular roofing material for the last 100 years. Invented in America in 1903, asphalt shingles are highly protective against the elements and come with a coating of mica, talc, or sand to help them add hear to each other. Asphalt shingles are popular with home owners because of their versatility, durability, and affordability. They come in a wide range of colors, and they are able to withstand the blazing Minnesota summer temperatures and artic like Minnesota winters.
The realistic lifespan of modern asphalt shingles is 20 years or so, despite most brands toting a 35 year plus warranty. However, with proper maintenance, they can last up to 30 or 40 years. The drawbacks of asphalt shingles include poor resistance to foot traffic and their vulnerability to damage in high wind areas or winter ice dams. This is certainly an important consideration in the Twin Cities area, as severe and sudden storms accompanied by wind are not so uncommon.
Wood shakes are actually one of the most environmentally friendly roofs available to home owners today. Despite being made from trees, most wood shakes are manufactures in an environmentally responsible manner. This is especially true if you choose to use refurbished or recycled wood for your roof upgrade.
Wood shake roofs have very little harmful byproducts to collect in rainwater runoffs that travel through the soil and collect in the groundwater. The lifespan wood roofs is an astounding 50 years with proper maintenance. On the expensive side to install, they have a stunningly rustic character and a beautiful finish.
There certainly are many different roofing styles to grab your attention, as well as a verity of features to consider. Asphalt shingles are the most commonly used roofing material due to ease of installation and lower costs, your options certainly don’t end there. We at RAPLOR are always excited to help our clients find a roof they can be proud of and enjoy for many years to come.
THE BENEFITS OF METAL ROOFING
The higher price tag of a metal roof may be a turnoff for some property owners. However, the long-term benefits of metal roofing include:
- Understanding the cost-effectiveness of metal roofs: When you compare the lifespan of an asphalt shingle roof of 12 to 20 years against a metal roof with a lifespan of 40- to 70-years. The question becomes – Why settle for 20 years of life when you can get something that lasts twice as long?
- So much safer: Residential metal roofs are highly resistant to corrosion, fire, and insects. You’ll never have an infestation of any kind or your roof catching on fire. Water sheds off a metal roof and away from your home quickly and easily.
- Superior energy efficiency: Metal roofs solar radiant heat, so your home will stay cooler. This can mean that you save up to 25% on your cooling costs. This is especially helpful in Minnesota where we can experience high 90 degree-days in the summer and