Minnesota Roofing Options: All About Asphalt Shingles
Are you searching for the perfect roofing option for your Minnesota home or commercial business? You can always contact Restoration Geeks for expert answers from our Certified GAF Master Elite team! (We are also an Owens Corning Preferred Contractor.)
As you dive into all the possibilities for your roof, you’ll no doubt consider asphalt shingles. Asphalt roofing is a great choice for Minnesota residents because it is available in many styles and colors. Shingle roofing also tends to be the standard for most – but certainly not all – homes across the country. That’s largely because asphalt roofing is both economical and easy to install and maintain.
Our team at Restoration Geeks is here to break down the basics of asphalt roofing and the benefits of selecting asphalt shingles for your roofing needs. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our experienced roofing team. We hope this asphalt guide helps you select the right material for your project, and we’re here to assist in any way we can.
Benefits of Asphalt Shingles
Statistics show asphalt shingle roofs are among the least reflective and most widely used roof types in U.S. homes. Asphalt shingles can combat algae growth, resist hail, and reduce heat.
You can select heavyweight or luxury asphalt shingles to reflect your taste and style – and that’s only the beginning of your customization options.
Your asphalt shingles should last decades if your roof is properly installed and your attic is ventilated. Asphalt shingles are available with warranties to ensure that you get the maximum lifespan for your roof.
One of the top advantages of asphalt shingles is that they offer a high level of performance at a lower price. This means you get a cost-effective material that maintains value through its performance and durability.
If you need more energy efficiency, asphalt shingles deliver! Investing in a professional installation that includes high-quality shingles, insulation, and underlayment means more protection and greater efficiency that can reflect on your monthly bills.
Additionally, because the sun’s UV rays can directly affect the interior temperature of your home, the shingles come in light, medium, and dark, so you have more control over how well your system reflects heat.
3 Types of Asphalt Shingles
Roofing materials must be installed in accordance with Chapter 9 of the 2020 Minnesota Residential Code and the manufacturer’s installation instructions. Choosing the correct materials and installation will help ensure a successful roofing job.
There are three types of asphalt shingles that are popular in today’s roofing market: three-tab, dimensional, and luxury.
Three-Tab Asphalt Shingles
Three-tab asphalt shingles are the cheapest, and they get their name from the three tabs on a shingle strip. This type of asphalt shingle has a lifespan of up to 30 years.
Wind testing of asphalt shingle products has demonstrated that the most important factor affecting high-wind performance for self-sealing asphalt shingles is the strength of the seal between shingles.
Dimensional Asphalt Shingles
Dimensional asphalt shingles are great to use for a pattern or to mimic a wood shake roof. They cost more than a three-tab asphalt shingle but can last up to 30 years.
The cost is more expensive than a three-tab asphalt shingle, but less expensive than a luxury asphalt shingle.
Luxury Asphalt Shingles
Luxury asphalt shingles are the largest type of asphalt shingle. When installed correctly, they can look like slate.
As the name implies, luxury shingles can cost double the amount of a dimensional asphalt shingle. They have a lifespan of up to 50 years.
Bundles of luxury shingles are heavy, so it is recommended to use mechanical devices to get the shingles to the roof.
Top 2 Brands for Asphalt Shingles
At Restoration Geeks, we regularly update our GAF Master Elite certification and are also an Owens Corning Preferred Contractor. This means you are entitled to exclusive warranty offers from these two leading manufacturers when you choose to replace your roofing with us!
GAF is one of the top-rated manufacturers and has been in business for over 100 years. They offer an option for everyone's budget that can help match design preferences, color, or specific needs like impact or weather resistance. They offer designer, architectural, and three-tab options with multiple color shades and styles to help accommodate a wide variety of homes.
Owens Corning offers superior design and our proven first line of defense against the elements for your roofing system. They provide superior moisture protection and utilize patented technology to enhance the system's performance.
They offer three different levels of protection and seven shingles lines with up to 14 color options depending on the material. The class four impact-resistant roofing option is designed to minimize damage and severe weather and is built on strength and durability.
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Restoration Geeks is here to answer all your questions regarding shingle roofs, shingle roofing installation, and shingle roof repair versus replacement!
If you are considering using asphalt shingles for your next roofing project, contact our Certified GAF Master Elite experts for everything from asphalt maintenance to emergency shingle roof replacement services. Call us today at 952-500-9546 or contact us online!