Different Types of Roofing & Their Pros & Cons

Published: July 9th, 2019 | Category: Roofing

Installing a new roof is an exciting project that can do a lot for the safety, efficiency, integrity and appearance of your home. It can even increase the value of your property. This fantastic improvement project also comes with a big decision no less exciting; the type of roofing material you will choose! It is essential to find roofing that suits all of your needs, looks great with your home’s exterior and is made of a quality material that will last. After all, the look and material of your roof will influence the appearance and function of your home for many years to come. With the right roofing for your Minneapolis home, you can enjoy the protection of a great roof for decades. As the area experts in roofing, we are here to help you select the right roof to meet the unique needs of your home. To begin, we have put together a brief outline of the different roofing material types as well as some of their pros and cons. 


Metal roofs come in a few different types from steel to copper. Metal roofs are lightweight, recyclable as well as energy efficient. Metal roofs are durable and have great resistance to the elements and can work with a variety of different roof slopes. When it comes to metal roofing, however, you have to be sure it suits your home’s style. Some people don’t like the look of metal roofs so be sure it is the right for you and your home.

Asphalt Shingles

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Asphalt shingle roofing is one of the most common types of roofs on the market. Shingle roofing is fire and wind resistant and relatively inexpensive, moderate in weight and can work with a variety of different slope types. They also look great with a wide array of home styles! One downside is they are not very eco-friendly and don’t always last as long as other types of roofing materials.

Cedar Shake

Cedar shake roofing has a nice natural look and adds character and charm to older homes. They are made from all-natural materials, are recyclable and are generally pretty affordable. One con is that they require more maintenance than other roofing materials.

Slate Roofing

Slate offers a ‘lifetime’ roofing system that can provide superior durability and a distinctive touch of timeless beauty. Slate is highly regarded for its natural beauty and remarkable longevity. Slate will enhance the look of any architectural style and is available in a variety of natural slate colors and textures. It does cost more than other roofing materials however homeowners usually see an increase in home value with a slate roof as its permanence, durability and aesthetic appeal make a home more attractive to prospective buyers.

And these are just some of the benefits to each of these wonderful roofing materials! Of course, if you have any questions about how to choose a new roof, you can call us for our expert advice.

For more information about roofing in Minneapolis or about any of our roofing services, call JTR Roofing at 612-419-6906 or you can Contact Us.