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Four questions to consider when you need new roofing shingles

There comes a point when your home needs new roofing shingles. Perhaps a contractor has told you it’s time, or maybe you’re building a new house. Whatever the case, when you need to choose new shingles, there are several considerations to keep in mind. Here are four questions to think about.

1. What appearance are you seeking? Do you want the look of wood or slate? Is natural wood a must for you? Do you want your roof to have a bold hue or a more neutral tone? Should your shingles be an eye-catching pattern or a more conventional shape?
2. How important is budget? Is staying within a budget and keeping costs down a high priority? Or are you okay with paying more for a premium line?
3. Are you looking for other features as well? Some shingles are made to be extra strong against wind and snow. Some shingles help guard against ultraviolet rays. Others are especially impact-resistant. Are there certain qualities you are seeking?
4. What roofing company should you choose? Roofing is a significant investment, so select your contractor carefully. Find out, do they offer a warranty on installation, in addition to manufacturer warranties? What is their rating on the Better Business Bureau website? How long have they served your area? Feel free to ask questions. A reputable roofer will be happy to answer.

Purchasing new roofing shingles is an important decision. The right roofing company will help you explore your options. They’ll educate you about your choices and pay attention to your priorities.

At Minnesota Exteriors, we’ll work side-by-side with you as you choose new roofing. We’ll provide a friendly, no-pressure consultation. You can browse through many products in our large showroom. And when we install your roofing, you can feel confident you’ll receive high-quality workmanship. We have skilled installation crews, and we offer a Lifetime Workmanship Warranty on installation.

Come visit us in our Osseo showroom or give us a call. We’ll help you find shingles that suit your home well and put your mind at ease.


Ready for roof replacement? Two brands you should know

When it’s time to replace your roof, it’s smart to evaluate multiple options for roofing shingles. You deserve the color, material and value that best fit your needs. As you look into your options, here are two quality brands to look for.

IKO

IKO began in Canada, and now also has manufacturing plants in the United States and Europe. This company offers designer, architectural and 3-tab shingles, as well as other helpful roofing products. The company keeps a close watch on the materials it uses to make its products.

GAF

A huge company, GAF’s shingles have won numerous awards. The company places a high value on quality. It has been serving customers for well over a century. GAF offers a comprehensive residential roofing system.

Even your roof needs a style

As you evaluate brands, you’ll also need to choose between styles. You can find roofing shingles in a surprising variety of shapes, colors and features. Asphalt shingles are available that look like slate or wood. Shingles may present a range of colors in one roof, or just one shade.

Wondering what a new style or color would look like on your roof? Try our Home Visualizer. With this free online tool, you can upload a photograph of your home and then see how a different product would look on it. Or, you can use a photo from our gallery and try out new colors and styles on the photo.

You’ve got choices

At Minnesota Exteriors, we believe in the Power of Choice. When you work with us, you’ll have a wide range of brands and styles to choose from. We offer multiple brands for each product we sell. You can browse through many products in our large showroom.

A professional from Minnesota Exteriors will be glad to walk you through your options. No matter what brand you choose, we want you to be happy with your roof for years to come.


How to know which roofing shingles are right for you

New shingles can have a significant effect on your home’s curb appeal. With so many choices out there, how do you know which roofing shingles are the right fit for your home? Here are four ways to feel confident your new roofing shingles will suit your house.

  1. Use a Home Visualizer tool. Tools are available to help you do more than imagine what new shingles would look like on your home. With Minnesota Exteriors’ free online Home Visualizer, you can try out different brands and styles and see what they would look like on your house. You can even save your projects online or print them. Of course, you’ll still want to see samples in person. So …
  2. Visit a large showroom. Shingles can look different on screen than they do in real life. There’s nothing like examining your options in person. Minnesota Exteriors has a large showroom in Osseo to help you do this. While you’re there, you can also …
  3. Have a consultation with a trustworthy professional. There are several factors to take into account when choosing new roofing shingles. Discuss your options with a local provider who cares about helping you. Minnesota Exteriors has served Minnesota families for three generations. We’ll provide a pleasant, no-pressure consultation and share insights we’ve learned from experience.
  4. Choose a home improvement company with a wide selection. Some companies offer only one brand per product. We’re different. We want our customers to have the Power of Choice. It takes more time and effort to offer more brands, but it’s worth it to give our customers more options. We want you to have the product that’s the right fit for your home.

Choosing new roofing shingles is an important decision. We’re happy to walk you through the process. Come see us in Osseo, schedule an appointment, or request a free estimate. We’ll help you make a well-informed choice you can be happy with for years.


So you need roof replacement … what are your options?

Especially in Minnesota, good roofing is a necessity. Roof replacement can help keep you warm and dry, as well as add a distinctive touch to your home.  But how do you know it’s really time for new roof installation? And which roofing option should you pick? Here is some information to help you decide.

Reasons to replace your roof

Here are a few reasons why your roof may need attention:

  • Storm damage. Minnesota definitely gets its share of severe weather. If hail, wind or other acts of nature have damaged your home, call a professional for an inspection. An expert should inspect your roof, chimney and gutters and recommend how to proceed.
  • Shingles are showing their age. If your shingles are cracked or curling, or if spots look worn away, it may be time for work to be done. Moss is also cause for attention.

Roof replacement options

If it’s time for new roofing, you have choices for what material to use. Here are some options to consider:

  • 3-tab shingles. Uniform in size, 3-tab shingles are less expensive than architectural shingles.
  • Architectural shingles. When you use architectural shingles, they’ll have slightly varying widths. This variety produces a pleasant, original appearance. Architectural shingles are thicker and heavier than 3-tab shingles. They also often last longer.
  • Designer asphalt shingles. Designer shingles come in many shapes and colors. You can even find shingles that look like wood, clay or slate.
  • Cedar roofing is unmistakably beautiful. It’s also long-lived and a good insulator.

Roofing comes in a surprising variety of colors and shapes. Installing new roofing can increase the curb appeal of your home, and help you feel more secure. You’ll be able to enjoy your new roof for years to come.

At Minnesota Exteriors, you’ll find plentiful options for roof replacement. We’ll work with you to find the right solutions for your needs. We’re a family-owned company, and we’ve served Minnesota families for 70 years. Give us a call. We’ll be happy to talk with you about your options for roof replacement. And, of course, we’ll provide a free estimate.