The Top 3 Roofing Materials for Homes in Lakeville, MN and the Twin Cities

Here’s how a roofing contractor can help you determine what is best for you and your home.

Find out the top 3 roofing materials for homes in the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota

A new roof is not only a major investment in your house, it can completely transform your home. Old roofing materials are now new again. There are now more choices than ever before. Each choice comes with some benefits and some considerations. The plain black asphalt tiles of the past may be available, and there is so much more to choose from including several other materials.

All Sons Exteriors only partners with leading manufacturers to give your home the presence it deserves. The materials are only as good as the people who install them. All Sons Exteriors has the over 30 years of experience so you can trust the durability of your roof for the next 30 years.

Since roofing technology has changed so much over the years, here are the top 3 roofing materials people are using today in Lakeville MN. We can help you choose which roofing solution makes the most sense for your home and for your family.


wood shingles aged by weather
Wood shingles look great but are harder to maintain

Wood has been available as a roofing material for as long as there have been roofs. While many people prefer the look of wood shingles, there are an equal number of homes that require the classic look of cedar shingles. Unfortunately, new local codes often times prohibit the installation of wood materials for new roofs. This can create issues for the homeowner who is looking for a more traditional look. Our roofing material partner Certainteed has an entire line of composite roofing materials inspired by the classic look of cedar shingles. Like many other composites, these are available in a wide variety of colors to give your home a roof that looks new, yet very familiar.


metal shingle example from mn roofing contractor
Metal shingles can look like tile and other materials.

Metal roofing products are becoming more and more popular. Not only do they enhance contemporary, modern and the newest home styles, they can also be used with more traditional homes. No matter your house style, metal roofing has a style and finish to make your home at home in any neighborhood. Metal roofing has three big advantages over other roofing materials.

The first is it is the most durable against natural disasters. It is also fireproof. The second advantage is that it is low maintenance meaning there are fewer costs associated with maintaining this material in the long run. And the third advantage is that metal roofs last the longest. Some manufacturers offer a 50-year warranty for metal roofs. That is not to say that steel is indestructible. Severe hail can even damage a steel roof.

Metal roof damaged by hail
Metal roofing cand be damaged by large hail. No roof is damage proof.

Asphalt Shingles

Your parents probably had only one choice when it came to roofing shingles and that was asphalt. Now, homeowners have a diverse choice when it comes to asphalt shingles. Our partner GAF has a premium line of shingles that combine the elegance of a wood or composite shingle, the durability of a metal roofing material, that comes with a lifetime warranty. There are a wide variety of textures, colors, and technology built into every asphalt shingle to maximize both the style and the function of your investment.

Why not call All Sons Exteriors to schedule an appointment and get an estimate by calling  952-469-5221 or email us at We can show you how you can effectively change the entire feel of your house yet still maintain the charm of your home in your neighborhood.