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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

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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

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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.

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What You Need to Know About Shingle Warranties

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When you’re comparing different shingle roof replacement options, warranty should be at the top of your list of criteria. With our extreme weather conditions here in Minnesota it’s wise to aim for higher quality materials and skilled installation, as these typically give you better warranty protection. Continue reading “What You Need to Know About Shingle Warranties”

Understanding What’s Included within Your Roofing Warranty

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Do you think you need a new Minneapolis roof replacement? Are you aware of exactly what to look for? The Minneapolis area has some heavy winter and summer storms where ice, snow, or driving rain can cause all types of damage. Start inside your attic with the following check list! Continue reading “Understanding What’s Included within Your Roofing Warranty”

Common Minneapolis Roof Repair Problems in the Spring

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Not many of our customers will remember March, 1948, when Minneapolis experienced its greatest temperature range in recorded weather history, going from a low of -27ºF to a high of 70ºF in the month. This range of 97º in one month surely played havoc with the roof of many a Minneapolitan’s home. Spring is always a time of unpredictable weather, and with it comes unpredictable roof problems and the need for reliable roof repair. By recognizing some typical trouble spots, you can be ready for roof repair issues. Even if Minnesota’s one-day temperature range record of a 71º drop in one day is broken, your house will stay cozy and dry. Continue reading “Common Minneapolis Roof Repair Problems in the Spring”