June 20

What is the best type of shingles for your roof?


Roof with asphalt roof shingles

You’ve made a great decision to have your roof replaced. However, there are many types of roof shingles on the market, and it’s not easy to choose just one when so many are appealing. Let’s take a look at the best type of shingles for roofing.


Wood Roofs


Wood shake roofs are an excellent choice if you want a traditional look with great insulation properties. Shake roofs come in various shades that blend beautifully into the natural environment surrounding your home while still providing excellent protection from the elements year-round. Minnesota’s average wood shake installation cost is around $14-$18 per square foot. Still, it may vary depending on the size and complexity of your project. Wood shake roofs require more maintenance than asphalt or metal roofs. A professional should inspect them annually for signs of damage or wear and tear, and they should be re-stained every few years to keep them looking new!  


Metal Roofs


Metal roofing has become increasingly popular due to its long lifespan and energy efficiency. The average cost for metal roof installation in Minnesota is around $15-$18 per square foot. Metal roofs also come in various colors and styles, so you can find one that perfectly suits your home’s aesthetic. However, this price can also vary depending on the size and complexity of your roof. Metal roofs require minimal maintenance; they should be inspected every few years for signs of damage or wear and tear. However, they only need a little care beyond occasional cleaning with a garden hose or pressure washer.


Architectural or Asphalt shingles


Asphalt shingles are one of Minnesota’s most popular roofing materials due to their affordability and ease of installation. There are various colors and styles of asphalt shingles, so you can easily customize your roof to match your home’s aesthetic. Minnesota’s average cost for asphalt shingle installation is around $6-$8 per square foot. Still, this price can vary depending on the size and complexity of your roof. As far as durability goes, asphalt shingles are relatively easy to maintain. They should be inspected annually for signs of damage or wear and tear. If any repairs are needed, they can be done quickly and affordably by a professional roofer.

There are many great types of shingles on the market today. Think about the style of your home and what type of shingles would best suit the property. You can protect your roof and create a magnificent display at the same time.


Turn to the Pros at Shelter Construction


At Shelter, we perform free inspections and consultations. We will perform minor repairs during the inspection to small damage that we find. Call us at 612-284-6985 or schedule an inspection today on our website!


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