Why Minnesota Homes Need A Seamless Gutter System

Why Minnesota homes need a seamless gutter system

At one time, gutters were sold just in sections, which is why traditional systems have seams. Sectional gutters still exist, as sections are connected with sealant. While this system helped manufacturers to mass produce gutters, a more modern, efficient and leak-resistant seamless system using one piece of aluminum has become the most reliable type of gutter system in Minnesota. Continue reading “Why Minnesota Homes Need A Seamless Gutter System”

Clad your Home in a Sophisticated Brown

Clad your Home in a Sophisticated Brown

 

Neutral siding colors rule the suburbs—they’re safe and sophisticated at the same time. When selecting your home’s exterior hue, it’s important to look around and playoff your surroundings. Are other homes on the block neutral? Do tall trees surround your home? You should connect your siding and trim selections with the look of your environment, not necessarily mimic it. Continue reading “Clad your Home in a Sophisticated Brown”

Don’t just go Smart—Go Genius with James Hardie® Siding and Trim

Don’t just go Smart—Go Genius with James Hardie

Looking to make the most intelligent choice when selecting your home siding and trim? Turns out, you don’t have to overthink it to make a genius choice. Here are the reasons James Hardie® siding and trim are smarter than their siding competitors. Continue reading “Don’t just go Smart—Go Genius with James Hardie® Siding and Trim”

How to Change Your Thinking about Home Improvements

How to Change Your Thinking about Home Improvements

Many Twin Cities homeowners live for years in a get-by, make-do home, and suddenly decide to tackle home improvements to boost home value for resale. Then the new buyers enjoy all the benefits, while the previous homeowners simply move on without ever luxuriating in an upgraded kitchen, fresh siding or other home improvements. At Midwest Roofing, Siding & Windows, we hope we can improve your thinking about home improvements. Continue reading “How to Change Your Thinking about Home Improvements”

Why You Need to Have a Certified Window Installer

Why You Need to Have a Certified Window Installer

 

Which will give less trouble, an extremely expensive new window installed by an untrained carpenter, or a moderately priced window installed by a certified window installer? The lower-priced window, in the hands of the right technician, will provide much more satisfactory service than even the most expensive custom-made window in the hands of an inexperienced installer. Continue reading “Why You Need to Have a Certified Window Installer”

What You Need to Know about Energy Efficient Windows

What You Need to Know about Energy Efficient Windows

 

People are essentially the opposite of windows. People, we all say, are basically the same on the inside, despite superficial differences of being tall or short, fat or thin, pink or brown. Windows, on the other hand, are often the same in appearance on the outside, but inside lies a vast world of differences. Energy-efficient windows often look no different than the cheapest replacement windows you could buy at a big-box home improvement store. Continue reading “What You Need to Know about Energy Efficient Windows”

Home Siding and Trim that Resist Pest Damage

Home Siding and Trim that Resist Pest Damage

 

Wildlife, hiking, the great outdoors—nature is important to us, Midwesterners, but there are a few local pests and critters we want to keep away from our home’s exterior (think mice, carpenter ants, and termites, to name a few). Siding your home with James Hardie® siding and trim means that your home’s cladding will help protect against these buggers. Continue reading “Home Siding and Trim that Resist Pest Damage”