Midwest Exteriors Plus Blog
When it comes to home improvements, you probably have a list of projects you’d like to tackle, such as updating the siding or windows, or remodeling the kitchen. A new roof may not even be on your list, but if yours is aging or in poor condition, replacing it should be a priority and here’s why:
The business world well knows the value of a high return on investment (ROI). Most Twin Cities residents do not think of their house in such stark terms. Yet your investment in your home’s roof represents a major commitment. Getting the greatest ROI out of it could mean money in your pocket.
As the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources puts it, our state is at a “climate crossroads.” Says the DNR, “drought and flood are as much a part of the state’s climate as “normal” weather.” Surviving a Minnesota winter yields the special prize of a Minnesota summer, with its brief warm (and often soggy) days. Getting ready for the next winter is a vital part of every Minnesotan’s summer plans. Be sure to pay attention to your home’s roof, so you can weather another winter just ahead.
In the Twin Cities area, many dealers sell and install new windows. The range of replacement windows Minneapolis homeowners can tap for their own homes is wide: big-box home improvement store windows; cheap, mass-produced vinyl windows; custom-made wood frame windows. Replacement windows Minneapolis homeowners enjoy most are identifiable by a few stellar qualities.
Most siding contractors working in the Twin Cities area know that house. The neighborhood house where eager homeowners did not quite get it right. Something about the selection of roofing, siding, maybe a paint color — it does not add up to an attractive whole. The quality of installation and materials can be very high, but if an element does not fit well with the rest, your home’s value could drop. Curb appeal could be lost. How can you pick the right siding for your Twin Cities home? […]
Unless your roof is made of diamonds, it’s probably not going to last forever. However, you can significantly extend the service life of your roof by making a simple roof inspection checklist, and sticking to it. Here are some tips from your professional roofers in the Twin Cities area. […]
Taking care of your roof is a lofty responsibility for you and your Twin Cities roofers. After all, if you don’t take the best care of your roof, it won’t take the best care of your home. So, which roofing company do you trust to call for roof maintenance, repairs, replacement or emergency service? That’s a big question with three big answers. Keep reading to learn how to vet your new roofing contractor. […]
Doing all the research necessary to find a truly trustworthy roofer can be a stressful, lengthy process. You can compare reviews from various online sources, and ask family, friends or neighbors for the names of contractors they recommend, but that’s still not a guarantee that you’ll end up with a dependable, skilled roofer. One way to put your worries to rest is to hire a professional with Platinum Preferred credentials from one of the most trusted brands in the roofing industry – Owens Corning.
If you’re planning to replace the roof on your Twin Cities home, you’re likely considering different shingle types, looking for just the right color and comparing costs. Another key factor that deserves top priority in your decision making is whether to invest in a roof warranty. […]