Asphalt, Wooden, Metal: Benefits of Different Roofing Materials
June 14, 2021

There are many factors to consider when thinking about the lifespan of your home’s roof. An experienced roofing contractor will be able to explain the pros and cons of the different types of roofing materials and what is best suited for your home’s style and the Minnesota/Wisconsin climate.

Asphalt Shingled Roofs

  • 3-tab shingles are an affordable option compared to wood or metal roofing.
  • Asphalt shingles have the ability to withstand a fire burning up to two hours, which is considered Class A fire resistant.
  • Asphalt shingles are more easily available than other types of shingles.
  • An average asphalt shingles roof should last between 15 to 30 years.
  • Participation in the Asphalt Shingle Waste program allows this type of material to be recycled to create new ones, thus aiding in keeping our environment strong.

Wooden Roofing (Shakes)

  • This type of roofing has a longer life span depending on the climate, type of wood, and the thickness.
  • Provides an aesthetically appealing look for homeowners.
  • Lighter in weight, cedar and wood shingles offer just as much strength and moisture protection as other roofing systems.
  • Made from biodegradable materials, wooden shingles are considered environmentally friendly.

Metal Roofing

  • Steel, aluminum, and copper are some different metal roofing materials and come in a wide variety of styles and colors to complement any architectural style.
  • Metal roofs have a very long lifespan of lasting up to 60 years.
  • Metal roofing is considered fire resistant and could possible lower insurance rates because of this feature.

It is important to choose a reliable contractor no matter the type of roofing material you are considering. Our contractors will help you choose the right option so you can relax knowing your roofing project is in experienced hands. If you have any questions about various types of roofing, call Weathersafe Restoration.

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