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Friday 22 May 2020

Love the Look of Wood Shakes? We Think Steel Is Better for Minnesota Homes

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With a concern for the environment, more and more homeowners around the Twin Cities, as well as the rest of Minnesota, are leaning toward more natural looks for the exterior of their homes.  Earth tones are very popular in siding colors, and wood shake roofing appeals to many.  But we believe that the steel roofing materials we install are a far better choice. photo courtesy of Kassel & Irons

Why Steel Shakes Are Better Than Wood for Roofs in Minnesota

Metal roofing has so many advantages to other traditional roofing such as asphalt shingles, and even cedar or other wood shakes.  Here are just a few that are particularly pertinent if you're considering wood shake roofing.  Just take a look at the home shown at right.  The owners wisely chose steel shake roofing for their home that is nestled among the trees.  It looks right at home in such a natural setting, and you have to look very closely to see that the roof is metal, not wood.
  • Wood shakes are flammable; they can be treated to resist combustion, but they will burn.  Metal roofing is incredibly fire-resistant, so much so that many homeowners' insurance companies offer their customers discounts for metal roofing.
  • Genuine wood shake roofing requires quite a bit of maintenance; metal roofing needs virtually none.
  • Wood shake roofing will fade over time; metal roofing maintains its color for decades.
We believe that there is no better roofing for homeowners in Minnesota who love the look of wood than KasselShake or KasselWood steel roofing.  And if you are looking for an eco-friendly roofing material, keep this in mind: steel roofing is one of the most environmentally friendly choices you can make.  Not only is it manufactured using a high percentage of recycled metal, the roofing material itself is 100% recyclable.  That means scraps from roof installation, as well as the entire roof itself, can be completely re-used.  Steel is one of the few recyclable materials that can make that claim. There are many other benefits to protecting your home with a steel or other metal roof, and we'd love to discuss them with you.  Why not contact us today for a free consultation?  We've been installing metal roofing in the Twin Cities area (including western Wisconsin) for nearly four decades, and your home could be the next one on our schedule! Quarve Contracting, Inc./Metal Roofing & Siding of Minnesota is a licensed home improvement contractor specializing in metal roofing and seamless steel siding