Roof Replacement & Weather Conditions: What You Need to Know

Roof Replacement & Weather Conditions: What You Need to Know

Minnesota and the Midwest can have storms that wreak havoc on our roofs throughout all of the seasons. Being prepared for the worst, and having a roof repair or replacement plan set up with a local contractor, is a great idea to save time and stress before your roof is damaged by a storm. Continue reading “Roof Replacement & Weather Conditions: What You Need to Know”

What to Look for in a Certified Roofing Contractor

What To Look For In A Certified Roofing Contractor

It’s hard to put your trust in someone you don’t know, especially a contractor who is performing an important job for your home and family. Since you will be working with the roofing team from start to finish, it is important to find a roofing contractor that you are comfortable with. Continue reading “What to Look for in a Certified Roofing Contractor”

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?”