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Top 5 Roofing Materials You Should Buy for Your Home

When it comes to your roof, you should only look for the best materials. It’s important to go over your options, compare and make sure the material is right for your roofing structure. Skimping on the materials will only result in costly repairs and more headaches.

In this post, Garlock-French Corporation, one of the leading roofing contractors in Minnesota, shares the top five roofing materials to buy for your next roof replacement.


Also known as Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM), this synthetic rubber is a popular option for home and building owners alike due to its durability and flexibility. EPDM is highly resistant to extreme weather, providing your home with additional protection that can last for many years.

2. Metal

Many homeowners are turning to metal roofing because of its ability to provide exceptional durability and a wide range of styles for homes. Metal roofs replicate the beauty of classic shingles while providing strength and protection against harsh weather conditions.

3. Slate

If you want to give your home a touch of Old World elegance, slate roofing fits the bill. A slate roof provides a home with a classy look because of its architectural style. Unlike metal roofs, slate roofs are more prone to damage by moisture or inclement weather.

4. Asphalt

Asphalt roofing is an extremely common material for residential roofs with some more versatile than others in terms of design. Some roofing contractors reinforce asphalt with fiberglass or similar materials that make it stronger and more durable.

5. Tile 

Looking for Mediterranean-inspired roofs? Tile roofing is your best option. Many of today’s tile roofs are made for longevity with their high performance and exceptional resistance to moisture, fire and strong winds.

If you need more information on roofing materials, we will be more than glad to help. Give us a call at (612) 722-7129 to learn more about how we can assist you with your roofing project.