Replacing a window can affect a lot of different things in your home. At first glance, installation can easily affect your siding either during the construction process or, in many cases, by simply clashing or complementing its looks. Windows also play a big role in the energy efficiency of your home, cutting down your bills and saving you some money.read more
Sagging is one of the most visible problems any roofing system can have. If you see any sign of sagging or physical deformation on your roof, call your local roofing repair contractors right away. When left unchecked, sagging can cause serious issues on the structure of your home and can even lead to total roofing failure.read more
Snow days and hailstorms are usually reason enough not to do any work on your siding in the middle of a Minnesotan winter. However, if you’re lucky enough to find several days of clear weather somewhere during the season, you’ll be happy to know that replacing your siding even during winter has some very surprising benefits.read more
When it comes to your home’s exteriors, you wouldn’t want to leave it in the hands of a subpar contractor that cuts corners when completing home improvement projects. Not only will it be a waste of your money, but it can also mean more problems for your home later on. This is why it pays to do proper research and vetting when considering a contractor for your siding project.
Ultimately, the design decisions about your roofing, siding and any other part of your exteriors are all up to you. While your remodeling contractor can suggest a few tweaks here and there, the choices you make can all be based on your own preferences. Unfortunately, not many homeowners have experience choosing wisely when it comes to exterior designs, resulting in homes with less than favorable appeal.read more
Roofing repair contractors and installation professionals use the format Y/X to describe the steepness of a roof. Y is called the “rise”, and it’s how much a roof rises in inches while X describes the “run” or the distance over which the Y rises. Residential homes have steepness numbers that range from 3/12 to 20/12. Any roof with a steepness of 8/12 or lower is considered “walkable”, that is the roofer can safely walk over the roof.
Storms are a natural part of daily life in Minnesota. While you can always rely on your local roofing contractor to help fix up any storm damage you may have incurred, it pays to be prepared and minimize any potential problems right from the start. Sometimes, all it takes to keep your roofing system well-protected against bad weather is a little bit of foresight and a lot of preparation.
The purpose of your siding extends far beyond curb appeal. Yes, a beautiful exterior is pleasant to look at, and appeal is one of the most important functions of your siding, but it does have other more practical uses. Siding serves as the “skin” of your home, and it, along with your roofing system, is responsible for protecting your home against the elements.
Given how your roofing system is a long-term investment, you’ll want to make sure you have a record of its most vital information. This is where a roofing file can help – aside from recording the basics about the system, it also allows you to keep track of every work done to your roof. Here are some of the essentials your roofing file should include.