If you're planning on replacing your roof in the near future, the first thing you have to think about is what kind of roofing you want.  Keep in mind that you don't have to get a new roof that is of the same type you currently have.  Many different materials cover the tops of homes and buildings. You can choose shingles, wood, asphalt and a variety of other options, including steel or other metal.  Here in the Minneapolis area, a number of homeowners are making the switch to metal roofing.

Residential metal roofing is becoming more popular here in the U.S. But in Europe it's been in use for centuries.  Older metal roofing was often copper or zinc and can be seen on buildings dating back as far as the was 1700s. Here in Minnesota, we don't recommend copper, and while zinc roofs can be seen on barns and utility structures, it's not the preferred metal to protect homes in our area.  Our first choice is steel roofing, though we do install other types of metal roofs.

Providing a number of benefits, you can find that for many reasons, metal roofing offers the best possible outcome for home protection.

Why Minnesota Homeowners Should Choose Metal Roofing

Home Resale Value is Improved with a Metal Roof

Metal roofing can improve the resale value of a home by up to 6%. This is much more than an asphalt roof is able to recoup. In some cases, can get up to 95% of the money you spent on a metal roof when you sell your home. And when you factor in savings like maintenance and reduced energy costs, you may find your metal roof actually more than paid for itself. Homes with metal roofing are in high demand among wise buyers, so you might get an offer that's above your asking price.

Metal Roofs Last a Long Time

Metal roofing lasts for decades - far longer than comparable options like asphalt. You can expect metal roofing to last at least 50 years.  But based on historical evidence, chances are that roof will outlive you as well as the home it is protecting. The metal roofing we install is extremely durable and isn't affected by things that can prematurely age asphalt shingles or wood shakes.

Makes Home Energy Use More Efficient

In addition to metal roofing's other benefits, you will find that the money you save to heat and cool your home is much more affordable.  Both the characteristics of the roofing as well as our installation process create a roof that is highly energy efficient.

Speak with us here when you’re ready for a new roof on your home, and we can provide even more information to help you make an informed decision on which roof is right for you. Quarve Contracting/Metal Roofing & Siding of Minnesota is a licensed roofing company serving the entire Minneapolis and St. Paul metro area as well as communities surrounding the Twin Cities, including western Wisconsin.