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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

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.

Schedule a Consultation for Roof Shingles Repair and Residential Roofing Services

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!

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Ramiro Ortiz, Owner of Restoration Geeks, is an accomplished roofing contractor with over 20 years of experience, specializing in serving the Minnesota and the Twin Cities. With an unwavering commitment to quality craftsmanship, Ramiro has established himself as a trusted expert in the roofing industry.

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Ramiro Ortiz, Owner of Restoration Geeks, is an accomplished roofing contractor with over 20 years of experience, specializing in serving the Minnesota and the Twin Cities. With an unwavering commitment to quality craftsmanship, Ramiro has established himself as a trusted expert in the roofing industry.

Throughout his extensive career, Ramiro has honed his skills and deepened his knowledge of roofing systems, materials, and techniques. His hands-on experience spans a diverse range of residential and commercial projects, from small-scale repairs to large-scale installations. Whether it's a cozy suburban home or a sprawling commercial complex, Ramiro's expertise enables him to handle any roofing challenge with precision and expertise.

Ramiro's passion for his craft is rooted in his dedication to customer satisfaction. He understands that a well-built and reliable roof is essential for protecting homes and businesses from the harsh weather conditions that can often befall the Minnesota region. He approaches each project with meticulous attention to detail, ensuring that every client receives tailored solutions that meet their specific needs and preferences.

Being a local expert, Ramiro possesses an in-depth understanding of the unique challenges posed by Minnesota's climate. He leverages this knowledge to recommend the most suitable roofing materials and designs, ensuring optimal durability and energy efficiency. From asphalt shingles to metal roofs, Ramiro stays updated with the latest industry trends and technological advancements, offering his clients the best options available.

Beyond his technical expertise, Ramiro is known for his professionalism, integrity, and exceptional customer service. He believes in fostering open communication and building strong relationships with his clients, ensuring that they are involved and informed throughout every step of the roofing process. Ramiro's commitment to transparency and reliability has earned him a loyal customer base and numerous referrals.

When Ramior is not busy creating sturdy roofs, you can find him exploring the scenic landscapes of Minnesota or engaging in community initiatives. He values the importance of giving back to the community that has supported him throughout his career, whether it's by volunteering his skills for local roofing projects or sponsoring community events.

With his vast experience, unwavering dedication, and personalized approach, Ramior Ortiz is undoubtedly the go-to roofing contractor in Minnesota and the Twin Cities. If you are seeking a roofing solution that combines quality, expertise, and outstanding customer service, look no further than Ramiro Ortiz and Restoration for all your roofing and exterior needs.

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