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Friday 19 June 2015

Asphalt Shingles: A Popular Choice for Almost Any MN Roof

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If you’re looking for a durable, affordable roofing product that provides numerous choices for great looks, then quality asphalt roofing may be what you're looking for. Providing the protection and covering that is required for Minnesota homes, you can  be sure that this roofing will keep your home well covered.  Asphalt roofing comes in three basic types: 3 Tab Shingles:  This type asphalt roofing is the most common.  These shingles are installed in a row and are more like a sheet than a piece. They are lightweight and do not put much pressure on the home as a whole. They can withstand heavy rains and winds that might come in contact with them and come in many different colors. Architectural Shingles: These are a thicker shingle. They are often referred to as 3D shingles because they look like a block, rather than a sheet. Because of the thickness, there is more visual depth and shadow, so the overall look is more distinctive. They provide more protection against storms but can be more expensive than 3-tab shingles. They also come in different styles and colors so you can match the color of your siding. Designer Shingles: Usually the more expensive choice, this roofing is also thick as it consists of more than one layer, much like architectural shingles.  Designer shingles provide a thick protective shield against the elements when placed on a home. The difference between designer shingles and architectural shingles is that designer shingles can be made to look like other types of roofing on the market such as slate or shake cedar roofing.  This is a specialty roofing product that is not offered by all asphalt roofing manufacturers. When the time comes to do the replacement on your roof, choose a roofing material that stands up against Minnesota weather. Here at Quarve, we provide numerous types of quality roofing materials to ensure that your home is protected.  We install asphalt roofing from CertainTeed and GAF/Elk, as well as metal roofing systems. Whether you choose asphalt or metal, we can help you have the protection for your home that you’ve always dreamed of having.  For a free estimate, give us a call today.  We are a licensed MN roofing company.