When Is It Time To Replace Your Roof?

When Is It Time To Replace Your Roof?

When facing roof replacement, Minneapolis homeowners may hope to buy some time. This is completely understandable, since few household budgets have the flexibility to afford a new roof. Learn a few vital signs to help you decide when the time is right to replace your roof. As with all roofing concerns, we at Midwest Roofing, Siding & Windows Inc. strongly caution homeowners from going onto the roof for any first-hand investigation. Continue reading “When Is It Time To Replace Your Roof?”

Does Your Roofing Contractor Have the Proper Certifications?

Does Your Roofing Contractor Have the Proper Certifications?

Roofing contractors in the Twin Cities area are plentiful. Certified roofing contractors Minneapolis residential property owners can trust are less common. Most Twin Cities homeowners will have their home’s roof replaced only once. You cannot become an expert on roofing contractors from such a brief encounter. How do you select the most qualified, local roofing contractor, then, when you need roof replacement or roof repairs?


The first step towards selecting a trustworthy, certified roofing contractor in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area is to ask about the roofer’s license. Midwest Roofing, Siding & Windows, for example, holds Minnesota Residential Building Contractor License #BC010277, which we first earned June 13, 1994, and have held proudly ever since. If you are unsure about a roofing contractor’s certification and licensing, ask for the license number, and then look it up yourself.

Industry Certification

Certified roofing contractors Minneapolis homeowners can trust are “certified” not by a state or local government, but by manufacturers. Midwest Roofing, Siding & Windows works with two industry leaders, GAF and Owens Corning. With GAF, we are certified as a GAF Master Elite? contractor, a title given to fewer than two percent of all roofing contractors in the United States. To earn this certification, we had to show GAF that we are:

  • Licensed
  • Insured adequately for the homeowner’s protection
  • Have a proven reputation for providing quality roofing work
  • Committed to ongoing professional training to ensure the highest quality roofing installation

In addition to this prestigious designation, we have also garnered GAF’s Training Consumer Protection, Training Excellence, Certified Green Roofer and Habitat for Humanity awards.

With Owens Corning, Midwest Roofing, Siding & Windows is a Platinum Preferred Contractor. This designation, which goes to only 20 percent of Minnesota roofing contractors, means we are at the top tier of their exclusive network, meeting their strict standards for professionalism, reliability and unparalleled craftsmanship. We are privileged to offer Owens Corning’s best roofing system warranty.

Other Accolades

Besides a steady stream of satisfied homeowners in the Minneapolis area, Midwest Roofing, Siding & Windows can also take pride in:

Membership in the Better Business Bureau
Angie’s List Super Service Award 2015
Platinum Level Participant, LP BuildSmart Preferred Remodeler Program 2015
When searching for certified roofing contractors, Minneapolis homeowners must do their homework. We at Midwest Roofing, Siding & Windows will be happy to help you with that homework, and we know we will ace any test you put to us. Contact our offices today.

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Understand Your Shingle Roof System

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As a homeowner, it’s important to understand the basics of your roof system so you can make an educated decision when it comes to a roof repair or a roof replacement. After all, such decisions affect your pocketbook and comfort for years to come. Use this guide to peel back the layers of your roof for a new perspective. Continue reading “Understand Your Shingle Roof System”

Choosing Your Style of Shingles for Your Roof Replacement

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A roof replacement can be stressful, but it is an extremely important investment for the overall well-being of your home. Midwest Roofing, Siding & Windows offers many shingle options for Twin Cities homeowners, however, fiberglass asphalt shingles seem to be the most popular.

Benefits of Shingles

Choosing shingles for your new roof replacement can have many positive aspects. A fast and easy installation is one of the many reasons that homeowners choose this type of roof. In addition, our shingles have a high wind and fire resistance that come in many different colors to match your siding or window trim. Continue reading “Choosing Your Style of Shingles for Your Roof Replacement”

Painting vs. Siding Your Home

Painting vs Siding Your Twin Cities Home

Your home’s exterior endures a barrage of elements the year round, from humid summer weather to long, bitterly-cold winters. Regular home-exterior maintenance is suggested to keep up your home’s curb appeal and to protect the cladding from wear and damage, such as rot, pest infestation and mold.

Though, regardless of the amount of care you give your home, sooner or later you may be faced with the decision to repaint or install long-lasting siding. Use these helpful tips from your Twin Cities siding company to help you make the right decision. Continue reading “Painting vs. Siding Your Home”

How Much Does a New Shingle Roof Cost?

How Much Does a New Minneapolis Shingle Roof Cost?

How Much Does a New Shingle Roof Cost?

A shingle roof cost can vary – it will depend upon a number of variables, such as the size of your roof, the condition of your roof, the cost of labor, and the type of shingles you want. Roofing shingles come in a variety of materials–everything from asphalt to recycled blends–and the cost reflects the quality and longevity of the shingle. When estimating shingle replacement cost, a contractor will include factors such as gables, valleys, and vents, and he must also evaluate the added cost of important materials such as underlayment, ice-and-water shield, flashing, drip-edge, nails, etc. But it is the shingles themselves that will comprise the majority of the cost, and will be figured into the cost of the shingle times the area to be covered.   Continue reading “How Much Does a New Shingle Roof Cost?”

Flipping Your House? Increase Value with a New Roof

Twin Cities Roofers - Flipping Your House? Increase Value with a New Roof

A new roof will add value and curb appeal to any home, especially if you are preparing to sell it. It assures the buyer that there is a secure roof free of leaks and other problems over the house.

The new roof is an investment that will most likely be returned when the house is sold. It shows that the owner cares about the property. The potential buyer will also receive the warranties covering the work and materials.

Home Improvements

You may have purchased a home as an investment property in the Minneapolis or St. Paul area. You can live in the home or rent it based on loan requirements.  Some HUD and repossession loans require the buyer to live in the home.

You may have purchased  the home as a  “fixer” with the idea of remodeling it over a period of time before putting the home on the market. You may have to decide between roof shingle repairs and replacing the entire roof.

A complete roof replacement may be necessary if you add new rooms to an older home. The new roof can make the entire home appear new.

Types of Twin Cities Roofing

The new roof should be consistent with the architecture of the home. Midwest Roofing, Siding & Windows, your Twin Cities roofers, is familiar with the different types of roofing in this area.

We are aware of the severe weather conditions that can result in loose shingles and build-up of moss, along with other damage from high winds, snow and ice. We work with homeowners to find the best materials within their budget to repair and replace roofs. Financing is another area we can assist with, especially if you are planning to sell your home when improvements are finished.

We use GAF and Owens Corning shingles. We are factory certified installers with GAF Master Elite status. We are one of only five Twin Cities roofers with Owens Corning’s  Platinum contractors certification. We use classic composite shingles, slate, cedar shake and metal roofing materials. Different products also offer extended factory warranties for the materials.

Midwest Roofing, Siding & Windows has been in business for over 40 years with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. We make a point of recycling old shingles and other materials to eliminate waste.

Contact Midwest Roofing, Siding & Windows, your twin cities roofer for a free estimate and financing information on roof replacement before you list your home for sale.


Financing A New Roof


With a quick Internet or yellow pages search, you will find many certified roofing contractors in Minneapolis and the surrounding areas. However, not all roofing contractors are alike. When you are in need of a new roof or emergency roof repair, you want to be sure that you choose a roofing contractor that delivers exceptional customer service and guarantees their roof installations.

Continue reading “Financing A New Roof”