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Minnesota Residential Metal Roofing Contractor Minneapolis MN Valuable Investment While the initial cost for a premium metal roof is higher than most other roofing materials, you’ll save money in the long run. A metal roof can last a lifetime, whereas materials like asphalt require reproofing every 10 to 20 years. A metal roof can also increase the resale value of your home. In some states, a metal roof can even lower your homeowner’s insurance by 35%. Long Lasting The average life of a non-metal roof is 17 years. Asphalt can require re-roofing every 10 to 20 years, often sooner. But a metal roofing system offers unmatched durability, lasting 2 to 3 times longer. Chances are good that a metal roof will be the last roof you ever install on your home. With metal roofing, you need not worry. Longevity is one of the top reasons consumers report choosing metal roofing for their homes. When configured and installed properly by a Metal Roofing Contractor, metal roofing can last as long as fifty years or more, requiring very little maintenance and looking beautiful all the while. But it isn’t just the dependability that people love about long-living metal roofing; it’s the low life cycle cost. Few homeowners realize until after the fact but metal roofing can actually cost as little or less than asphalt roofing. Since asphalt roofing needs to be replaced 2 – 4 times as often as metal roofing, you really need to multiply not only the initial cost of asphalt roofing materials but also the cost of asphalt roof repairs and re-installation man hours to compare to the...

Hail Ratings and Your Roof

Hail Proof Roof? No roofing material is fully hail proof.  If anyone was involved in the hailstorms that went through Minnesota this summer, you know what we’re talking about.  There are hail-RESISTANT roofs.  These products have Class 1 through Class 4 hail-resistance ratings, 4 being the highest.  The ratings are given by taking a steel ball and dropping it from a pre-determined height and measuring the damage the roof has sustained.  The American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) perform the tests. Many roofs carry this rating.  For steep slope, these roofs include some metal roofs, some tile and some composition shingles.  For flat roofs, these are some gravel-surfaced built-up, and some spray foam (with the right coating system), and just a few others. Installing a Class IV hail resistant roof may qualify you for lower insurance premiums, depending on where you live.  Call your agent for verification.  Keep this in mind, too, not many agents and adjusters will know the specifics about hail resistant roofs. Consult a reliable Minnesota roofing contractor. Impact Resistant Roofs Reduces Hailstorm Damage The potential benefits of installing impact-resistant roofing products include: Reducing roof damage caused by a hail event Decreasing the risk of water damage to your home and its contents, property, etc. Avoiding disruptions caused by roof system replacements Increasing the useful life of your roof, especially if you are in a high-risk area; the longer the useful life of your roof system, the less it costs you per year to own Increasing your home’s value Realizing several additional financial benefits, including potential insurance premium discounts; potential Department of Insurance cash rebates;...

Minnesota GAF Master Elite Contractor Minneapolis MN

First to pass ASTM D3161 Class F (110 mph) and ASTM D7158 Class H (150 mph) wind ratings on every manufactured shingle (per UL public listing) GAF Materials Corporation, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, today confirms that every shingle it manufactures now passes the two toughest wind tests in the roofing industry: ASTM D3161 Class F 110 mph and ASTM D7158 Class H 150 mph. Roofing contractors in the U.S. can now install any GAF shingle in any area without concern about whether they comply with national or local wind speed requirements. To its knowledge, GAF may be the only shingle manufacturer that can make this claim. GAF Shingles Now Pass Two Toughest ASTM Wind Test In order to pass these arduous ASTM tests, the shingles were first subjected to 110 mph winds using ASTM’s testing protocol. Not only did the GAF shingles pass, but they exceeded the test requirements by enduring the test conditions for a full two hours, showing no damage. They were then tested using the 150 mph wind test protocol, and passed again, thanks to GAF’s DuraGrip® adhesive’s tight seal. In case some contractors think that wind may not be a major concern outside of obvious coastal areas, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers (who develop wind guidelines for construction in the U.S.), the lowest wind speed that home designers should plan for is 85 miles per hour. In fact, for about 110 million people in the United States from Maine to Texas, codes require 110 mph or greater ASTM classifications. Further, high winds are not just a concern for coastal regions, as...

Roofing Contractors Minneapolis | Minnesota Roof Company MN

Minneapolis Minnesota Roofing Contractor Your Roof System All steep-slope roof systems (i.e., roofs with slopes of 25 percent or more) have five basic components: * Roof covering: shingles, tile, slate or metal and underlayment that protect the sheathing from weather. * Sheathing: boards or sheet material that are fastened to roof rafters to cover a house or building. * Roof structure: rafters and trusses constructed to support the sheathing. * Flashing: sheet metal or other material installed into a roof system’s various joints and valleys to prevent water seepage. * Drainage: a roof system’s design features, such as shape, slope and layout that affect its ability to shed water. Choosing a Roof System There are a number of things to consider when selecting a new roof system. Of course, cost and durability head the list, but aesthetics and architectural style are important, too. The right roof system for your home or building is one that balances these five considerations. The following roofing products commonly are used for steep-slope structures. Asphalt shingles possess an overwhelming share of the U.S. steep-slope roofing market and can be reinforced with organic or fiberglass materials. Although asphalt shingles reinforced with organic felts have been around much longer, fiberglass-reinforced products now dominate the market. * Organic shingles consist of a cellulose-fiber (i.e., wood) base that is saturated with asphalt and coated with colored mineral granules. * Fiberglass shingles consist of a fiberglass mat, top-and-bottom layers of asphalt, and mineral granules. Asphalt shingles’ fire resistances, like most other roofing materials, are categorized by Class A, B or C. Class A signifies the most fire-resistant; Classes B...

Minnesota Hail and Storm Damage Repair St Michael MN

First Tornado Outbreak of 2011 Hits  Minneapolis Minnesota The season’s first big severe weather outbreak produced our first tornadoes of the year in Minnesota and hail as large as tennis balls. It may not have been a “super outbreak” but it was enough to produce the first tornado watches, warnings and touchdowns of the year in Minnesota. We just dodged a big tornado bullet in the Twin Cities metro Tuesday evening, but other areas are not so lucky. Tornado in St Michael MN | St Michael Hail Damage Initial reports indicate that the first tornado of the year touched down in St. Michael at around 7:58pm Tuesday evening. Trained spotters reported debris and roof damage. Radars lit up with “discrete tornadic supercells” Tuesday evening. Tornadic supercells swirling north of the metro late Tuesday evening. Note the hook shaped storm near Milaca, and the purple triangle indicating a “tornado vortex signature.” St Louis Park – Edina Hail Damage Hail as large as tennis balls pounded St. Louis Park near Louisiana and I-394. Numerous reports of golf ball and egg sized hail pelted the metro from Chanhassen through Eden Prairie and Edina right into downtown Minneapolis. Hail of this size can blow out windshields and dent cars. We will no doubt have roof and auto damage reports from hail in the metro from Tuesday night’s storms. 2″ diameter hail from NWS in Chanhassen! The storms that moved through Minneapolis & Target Field were hailers and showed strong rotation. Rotating wall clouds and funnel clouds were sighted. Had the storms been just slightly better organized, there would have been tornado touchdowns in...
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