Quarve Contracting
Tuesday 6 January 2015

MN Roofing News: Comparing a Metal Roof to an Asphalt Shingle Roof

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Does your MN home need a new roof?  There are many differences among roofing materials that are on the market for you to use to protect your house. Understanding these differences can help you make the right decision on which roofing materials you’d like to use for your roof. While the majority of homes in Minnesota are covered with asphalt roofs, residential metal roofing is becoming increasingly popular. As a leading Minneapolis and St. Paul area roofing contractor specializing in metal roofing, we'd like you to consider metal roofing compared to shingle roofing, and then choose which might be ideal to place on your MN home, taking the weather of the area into account. Metal Roofing Outlives Asphalt Shingles A new roof is a major investment, so it's important to choose a roofing product that will hold up for a long time. Metal roofing can outlast asphalt shingles and just about any other roofing material on the market. It is able to last 2 to 3 times as long as the other roofing materials. You can expect the metal roof to last 60 or more year when installed properly according to the manufacturer's specifications. Consider the Energy Efficiency of Metal Roofing In general, the energy efficiency of metal roofing by far outweighs the efficiency of asphalt shingles. And it's also more eco-friendly. Not only is a metal roof able to last much longer than asphalt, but it is made from many recycled components and can eventually be recycled. A properly installed metal roof can help reduce energy bills throughout the year and can help insulate the home better. It is a greener choice of roofing materials to go with over all. Strength is a Must Metal is extremely strong compared to every other roofing material out there, especially asphalt roofs. It is able to withstand harsh snow, high winds of up to 140 miles per hour, and the periodic hail we get here in the Twin Cities.  Hail can wreak havoc on an asphalt roof, but a metal roof provides superior protection for your home in the event of these storms.  And if lightning strikes, it's not going to catch fire, which can't be said for an asphalt roof. The Beauty of a Metal Roof Beauty is a big key to think about when it comes to adding a roof. Metal roofing materials come in many different colors, patterns and styles. There are a wide variety of colors and design profiles to choose from.  If you like the look of asphalt shingles, you can even choose a metal roof that looks like asphalt shingles. If it's time for a new roof on your home, speak with us here at Quarve.  We'll cheerfully give you a free estimate so you can know how much a metal roof might be on your home. We provide only the highest in quality materials, as well as the highest quality installation to ensure that your metal roof lasts as long as you’d like it to. Quarve Contracting, Inc. has been providing exterior remodeling services such as roof repair and installation in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area for over 30 years.  We are a licensed MN building contractor.