Midwest Roofing, Siding and Windows recently finished a lead renovation project in Mound, MN. This was a home that was built before 1978 and needed a complete lead renovation. The customer called us for roof replacement and siding replacement. We worked with the customer to find out their needs and brought it to life.
Lead Safety Practices:
Because the home was built before 1978 we needed to follow the EPA’s guidelines for renovation with lead involved. The home was tested positive for lead. Lead is not an issue unless it is flaking and peeling off, however when replacing siding we need to protect the outside of the home. In order to do this we lay out tarps from the house to collect any and all siding and paint chips from hitting the ground. Doing this doesn’t take much more time, it is the right thing to do! Plus, when we are all done the homeowner’s landscaping looks the same as when we started.
When the siding is removed we wrap up the pieces with a sheet of poly(commonly used on the inside of a home) to wrap up the siding. Doing this ensures that no lead will fall into the yard while transporting the garbage to the dumpster. After all the siding is removed we then clean up the area with a HEPA vacuum. After everything is cleaned up we do testing to make sure that the area is free from lead.
On this home, Midwest Roofing, Siding and Windows installed steel siding from Edco and an asphalt roof from GAF. Work was completed very quickly and the homeowner was very pleased.
We recently had the opportunity to participate in the Southwest Journal Home Improvement Fair at the Burroughs Community School in Minneapolis, MN.
The Southwest Journal Home Improvement Fair is a fun, casual get together for the community that helps educate homeowners on home improvement options. Two of our estimators, Aaron Hinton and Micah Driskell, along with some helpful hands from friends and family, set up and operated the booth for Midwest.
Our booth comprised of many different product samples and literature for roofing, siding, windows, insulation and ventilation, and more for the adults to browse over, while we offered some entertainment for the kids. Owens Corning was wonderful for lending us their life size Pink Panther costume (representing their logo) that a few of our representatives were able to switch off wearing. The kids just loved it! We also did some face painting and had a coloring page for the kids to color there or bring home. A local restaurant in Minneapolis, Rusty Taco, provided lunch for all and seemed to be enjoyed by many, as the turnout for the fair was great!
Our estimators both agree that the Southwest Journal Home Improvement Fair had a very upbeat and friendly environment, with a staff that was prepared to offer assistance if needed.
When asked about what surprised him about the fair, our estimator Aaron Hinton said, “People were very interested and excited to explore their home improvement options, especially insulation, ventilation products and issues.” Aaron walked the homeowners through the benefits of insulation and what energy efficiency means for a home, primarily lowering heating costs. He stated that insulating your home is the “number one thing you can do to your home that will pay for itself.”
We look forward to participating in the Southwest Journal Home Improvement Fair next year for a third consecutive time!
Roofing Customer Testimonial
Coon Rapids, Minnesota
Roof work completed: April 26, 2012
Skylights completed: May 21, 2012
We were more than pleased with the work provided to us by Midwest Roofing, Siding and Windows. From the initial start with Dennis coming to our home to measure for a new roof and replacement skylights, every aspect of the job was done professionally and in a very timely matter.
Matt, the project manager called and came out to make sure everything was going as expected and made sure that we knew what the city inspector required for our home. He also did a final check after Mike, the service manager, did some inside work on the skylights. Mike did an excellent job of adding trim to the inside of the windows and Matt even offered to touch up the paint on some scratched areas of our siding. Thank you both!
But the best were the workers that did the re-roofing! Listening to the radio, the forecast was possible rain, because of this I did not expect them until I heard a truck about 6:30am. I told them that it might rain and the worker went to get his manager that whipped out his phone and showed me hour by hour that no rain was expected…and he was right!
The roofers were so professional , working very hard with a large crew. No music blaring, very little talking and all were there to work! The cleanup was very good and we found very few nails on the ground after they left. In fact, it seemed as thought they had a person cleaning up the whole time they were here.
We will definitely call Midwest Roofing, Siding and Windows when we have work that is needed and will recommend them to others in the future.
Thank you, Midwest!