Spring may seem so far away, but if you noticed a few questionable spots on your roof this fall, now is the time to get on the schedule for a replacement or repair in the spring.
As you consider your roof replacement, one of the most important aspects is deciding the type of roofing material you want. Looking at durability, cost, and aesthetics are all factors when choosing roofing materials. Thankfully, there are more than enough choices to suite any and every need.
The most common residential roofing material in the US, asphalt shingles are a versatile roofing option seen across the country. They last between 20 and 25 years, come in a variety of colors and can be upgraded to architectural asphalt shingles to give your roof more depth and aesthetic appeal.
Wood shakes and shingles
Wood shakes and shingles give your home a rustic, woodsy look that has been used on homes for centuries. With proper care, this product can last between 25 and 30 years before being recycled. Since wood shakes are made from a natural, renewable source, they are one of the most environmentally friendly options on the market.
Slate shingles are another durable and recyclable roofing option. While they are on the more costly side, slate shingles can last up to 100 years before needing to be replaced. Just like clay and concrete tiles, these shingles will require extra framing professional installation, but we think that their elegance is worth it.
In Minnesota, having roofing options that are long-lasting and resistant to extreme weather are important, which is why metal roofing is so beneficial. Sleek, lightweight, and even recyclable, metal panels and shingles can last between 40 and 75 years, but installation can become pricy depending on the type of metal you choose.
Synthetic roofing products
Synthetic roofing options are relatively new to the market, but that doesn’t mean they are any less durable than the tried and true roofing materials, lasting up to 50 years. Synthetic roofing materials like rubber, plastic, and polymer can be given the look and texture as natural materials without the weight, cost, and fragility.
No matter what roofing material you choose, Robinson Construction Inc. can help install it. Call us today to get on our spring 2021 roofing schedule.