How do you ensure that you choose the right contractor? Many homeowners have a hard time determining who to trust with their home remodeling projects – and their pocketbooks. Here are five questions to ask yourself to help make the right choice: Continue reading “How to Choose the Right Roofing Contractor”
Many homeowners that have new roofs installed don’t know the essential roofing materials that complete a roofing system, or how they function to create the best roofing system. Here is a simple guide to help you understand the purpose of each roofing component: Continue reading “A Quick Guide to Your Roof”
There are a lot of traditional options when it comes to deciding on the siding for your home, including traditional wood and fiber cement. However, one option that will provide you with all the benefits of wood and fiber cement siding while providing numerous other advantages are the many siding options of LP SmartSide. Continue reading “The Benefits of Choosing LP SmartSide Siding”
For small businesses, every expense is significant. Any cost that can be reduced often is, in order to help your bottom line. For this reason, many small businesses are tempted to replace their own windows, especially if the owner or an employee is handy. Commercial window replacement, though, requires technical expertise and experience, and should not be attempted alone. Here is a look at why your Minneapolis business should hire professionals, like Midwest Roofing, Siding and Windows, when you need commercial windows installed. Continue reading “Leave Commercial Window Installation to the Professionals”
Choosing the roof for your home has more importance than you might think. Every roof type has different pros and cons that you should pay attention to. The roof, after all, is your home’s first line of defense against harsh weather elements. Two of the more popular roof types for homeowners in the St. Paul area are metal and shingle roofing systems. So how do you choose between the two? Here is a basic breakdown of each roof type to help you make a more informed decision. Continue reading “Choosing Between Asphalt Shingle and Metal Roof Types”
If your energy bills are high, your house is drafty or you can hear everything that is going on outside of your home, it may be time to consider replacing your windows. Older windows can have a major impact on your home’s energy consumption and comfort levels. Air leaks causing drafts can bring a steady flow of cold air into your home creating a greater demand on your heating system. While the decision to replace your windows may seem like a big financial investment and counter-intuitive during the winter months the added benefits new windows provide to your home quickly add up. Continue reading “Choose Pella Windows For Great Looks and Energy Savings”
Ice dams can form on your roof whenever snow melts and leaves water behind that then refreezes at the roofline. This is often apparent whenever there are icicles present along the eaves of your roof. Many people never give ice dams a second thought, but the fact is that they can cause damage to your roof as well as to the interior of your home if left unchecked.
Why Are Ice Dams a Problem?
When an ice dam forms, water may not be able to drain from the top of your roof as it should. This water needs somewhere to go, and may wind up getting underneath the shingles on your roof instead. Having water underneath your shingles not only reduces the lifespan of your roof, but it can also lead to leaks in your ceiling or attic as well. Continue reading “Ice Dams: Looking Pretty But a Major Problem”
Despite the current chill in the air, home improvement work can still be done in this frigid season. Our name is Midwest Roofing, Siding and Windows and in this season of cold temperatures that Plus means the remodeling work inside your home. If you are thinking about renovating your home, then think no more. Investing in home improvements will provide you with a number of benefits, from improving the functionality and form of your home to improving its overall value. The following are 4 of the more beneficial home improvements that you should strongly consider investing in: Continue reading “4 Home Improvements Worth Investing In”
Roof maintenance is one of the most important home maintenance tasks there is. It’s not hard to understand why either. Your roof is what protects you and your home from the elements. Because the winter season tends to expose the roof to the harshest elements of the year, from snow and ice to rain, it’s important that you do winter roof maintenance. While there are some winter roof maintenance tasks that you can do yourself, hiring a Minneapolis roofing contractor is the best way to ensure that your roof will hold up to the challenges of winter. The following are a few of the winter roof maintenance tasks that need to be done: Continue reading “Winter Roof Maintenance Tips From A Minneapolis Roofing Contractor”
The start of a new year brings renewal, and it’s not just about diet and exercise. Your house can benefit major changes, too. A roof replacement increases your home value while providing years of weather protection and curb appeal for your home. It’s a major investment, but well worth taking the time to sit down and make decisions about how to go about choosing the best new roof for your home and how to budget for it as an investment. Continue reading “Is a Roof Replacement Part of Your New Years Resolution?”