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RESIDENTIAL ROOFING APPLICATIONS

When it comes to your home, your roof is one of the most important components. It protects you and your family from the elements and adds to the overall aesthetic appeal of your home. If you're in need of a new roof installation or replacement, look no further than our team of experts.

RAPLOR's experienced professionals will work with you to determine the best roofing option for your specific needs, whether it be asphalt shingles, metal roofing, or another material. We understand that a new roof is a big investment, which is why we offer a variety of financing options to fit your budget.

Our team is committed to providing quality workmanship and excellent customer service. We use only the highest quality materials and ensure that every project is completed on time and within budget. Plus, we stand behind our work with a comprehensive warranty.

Don't trust your roof installation or replacement to just anyone. Contact RAPLOR today to schedule your consultation and experience the difference of working with a team that truly cares about your home and your satisfaction.

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Asphalt Shingle

Asphalt shingles have been most popular roofing material for the last 100 years. Invented in America in 1903, asphalt shingles are highly protective against the elements and come with a coating of mica, talc, or sand to help them add hear to each other.

 

Asphalt shingles are popular with home owners because of their versatility, durability, and affordability. They come in a wide range of colors, and they are able to withstand the blazing Minnesota summer temperatures and artic like Minnesota winters.

The realistic lifespan of modern asphalt shingles is 20 years or so, despite most brands toting a 35 year plus warranty. However, with proper maintenance, they can last up to 30 or 40 years. The drawbacks of asphalt shingles include poor resistance to foot traffic and their vulnerability to damage in high wind areas or winter ice dams. This is certainly an important consideration in the Twin Cities area, as severe and sudden storms accompanied by wind are not so uncommon.

Metal

The higher cost of metal roofing may discourage some property owners, but the long-term benefits of this option should be considered. Firstly, the cost-effectiveness of metal roofs should be taken into account. While asphalt shingle roofs typically last between 12 to 20 years, a metal roof can last up to 40 to 70 years. Why settle for a shorter lifespan when you can enjoy twice the longevity?

Secondly, residential metal roofs are highly resistant to corrosion, fire, and insects, making them a safer option. With a metal roof, you won't have to worry about infestations or your roof catching on fire. Additionally, water sheds off a metal roof quickly and easily, reducing the risk of water damage to your home.

Finally, metal roofs offer superior energy efficiency by reflecting solar radiant heat. This can help keep your home cooler and reduce your cooling costs by up to 25%. While the initial cost may be higher, the long-term benefits of metal roofing make it a worthwhile investment.

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Cedar Shakes

Wood shakes are actually one of the most environmentally friendly roofs available to home owners today. Despite being made from trees, most wood shakes are manufactures in an environmentally responsible manner. This is especially true if you choose to use refurbished or recycled wood for your roof upgrade.

Wood shake roofs have very little harmful byproducts to collect in rainwater runoffs that travel through the soil and collect in the groundwater. The lifespan wood roofs is an astounding 50 years with proper maintenance. On the expensive side to install, they have a stunningly rustic character and a beautiful finish.

There certainly are many different roofing styles to grab your attention, as well as a verity of features to consider.  Asphalt shingles are the most commonly used roofing material due to ease of installation and lower costs, your options certainly don’t end there. We at RAPLOR are always excited to help our clients find a roof they can be proud of and enjoy for many years to come.

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