4 Alternatives for Your Next Roof

When you’re about to replace your roof, you might be considering using the same material. While there’s no problem with this, it’s still a good idea to look at your alternatives as you might find one that better fits your home. That is, if your roof deck is able to take the load.

4 Roofing Alternatives

As part of our complete roofing services, Perfect Exteriors of Minnesota, Inc., offers a range of roofing options. In this post, we list four alternatives to consider for your next roof.

1.Clay Tiles

Tile as a roofing material has been around a long time, widely touted as a premium roofing system. It’s also one of the most long-lived roofing materials with an average lifespan of 50 to 100 years. This long service life is one of the reasons it’s a true lifetime roof. Concrete tile is a more affordable alternative, with a respectable life span of 35 to 50 years.


Metal roofing is fast becoming the most popular residential roofing option. Many homeowners consider it as the direct upgrade to asphalt shingles due to its better durability, weather tolerance and long service life, ranging from 40 to 70 years on average. This roofing material is also one of the most versatile as metal doesn’t lose its strength regardless of its size or shape. It is also low maintenance and rarely requires large-scale repairs.

3.Flat or Membrane Roofs

The popularity of contemporary and modern homes has caused the rise in flat and membrane roofing in recent years, with EPDM and bitumen being the most popular options. Typically, they last as long as your average asphalt shingle system although they do require proper drainage due to the lack of pitch.

4.Dimensional Asphalt

Asphalt shingles remain a top choice for many homes, but some people may want more premium versions of their trustworthy roof material like dimensional asphalt, also known as architectural shingles. They typically have fiberglass cores covered in asphalt, giving them higher physical durability and waterproofing capabilities.

At Perfect Exteriors of Minnesota, Inc., we’ll help you pick the right roofing material for your next replacement project. Call us today (763) 271-8700 to learn more. We offer complete roofing services throughout Minneapolis, MN.