3 Materials to compare when you need a new roof

Are you in need of a new roof? If you are, then you’ll want to have it installed by a reliable roofer before winter hits.

The last thing you’ll want to do is put off a roof replacement until after winter since it will be more vulnerable to damage during the winter season here in Edina, MN. Of course, there are a lot of different roofing materials to consider when getting a new roof. We recommend looking into the following three roofing materials.

Composite Roofing

Composite roofing material comes in slate and shake form which is extremely durable. Unlike real shake materials, composite materials are resistant to algae and mold growth. They are also extremely resistant to fire and wind and can withstand repeated freeze-thaw cycles, making composite roofing an excellent option when considering the Edina climate. Composite roofing is also less expensive than natural slate and will last much longer than wood shake. There are many shades to choose from and they are manufactured using UV stabilizers to resist deterioration and fading.

Shingle Roofing

Shingles are a classic choice when it comes to roofing. Not only do they provide a traditional aesthetic to fit a wide range of home styles, but they are comparatively affordable as well. This is particularly true when it comes to asphalt shingles, which are also very durable. If you don’t like the look of asphalt shingles, you can go with cedar shingles, which provide a natural look.

Besides being very durable, shingles are easy to replace should they be damaged or torn off from the roof over the course of their lifespan. This makes them easy to maintain. Last, but not least, there’s a huge variety of colors and styles to choose from.

Natural Slate

Natural slate not only offers an elegant look, its one of the most durable roofing materials you can choose due to its resistance against algae and mold growth, insect damage, decay, wind, temperature changes, fire, and water. It also boasts exceptional insulating qualities and easily sheds snow and ice. There are plenty of color choices and design options to choose from as well.

These are three high-quality roofing materials which are good options for a roof replacement here in Edina, MN. If you need to replace your roof be sure to contact us at LB Solutions for a free estimate today.