Archive for September, 2009

Storm Damage and Disaster Services For Townhome and Condominium Associations

September 29, 2009

Twin Cities Property Management and Maintenance Experts

Don’t let an emergency shut you down!  Whether you are an association manager or commercial property manager you do not question the possibility of a disaster, but rather ask yourself “what could happen, and when?”  Whether it is a natural disaster such as severe storms, floods, or tornadoes, or the far more common man-made emergencies which include fire, smoke, pipe burst, chemical or oil spills.  A well-informed Association or Commercial Property Manager is ready to handle the type of problems that will arise.

United Roofing & Remodeling Inc. provides residential roofing services to townhome and condominium associations.  We can provide all your roofing needs with no job being too little or too large  We have over 20 years of experience in roofing maintenance, roofing installations and roofing repair and understand the needs for your townhome or condominium development.

Call United Roofing & Remodeling today for a free quote at 612-617-1717
Or request a quote online

Benefits Of TPO Single – Ply Roof Systems For Commercial Properties

September 22, 2009

Thermoplastic Polyolefin Roofing Membranes

Thermoplastic Polyolefins are a “new generation” of single-ply roofing systems

A typical low-slope roofing system consists of three components: a structural deck, a thermal insulation barrier and a waterproofing membrane, which consists of reinforcing fibers or fabric sandwiched between two sheets of flexible matrix. The matrix material is either asphalt- or polymer-based.  In “single-ply” membranes, the matrix is made of flexible polymer.  The reinforcement provides dimensional stability for the membrane as well as strength to resist stresses in service.  It is generally made of chopped short glass fiber strands packed in a mat, or continuous polyester fiber arranged in a grid or in a non-woven mat.

Benefits of TPOs
The following benefits and characteristics of TPO are:

  • environmentally friendly and recyclable
  • seams can be heat welded
  • available in many colors
  • resistant to heat and UV degradation
  • resistant to may chemicals
  • good cold-temperature flexibility
  • no external plasticizers added

The result is an ideal commercial roof systems that is reliable and cost effective.  The TPO system is one of the latest single-ply, flat roofing technologies on the market today.  United Roofing & Remodeling is proud to install these systems.  We carry 2 types of the TPO roofing products; TPO and TPO-1.

Please contact us for a free consultation and needs assessment today at 612-617-1717

Commercial Flat Roof Repair

September 17, 2009

Single-Ply Membrane Roofing Installation And Repair Services In Minnesota

TPO, EPDM, and PVC are the three major types of Single-Ply membranes

Single-Ply membranes have been around for over 20 years.  The biggest advantages to these single-ply systems are is that they are light weight per square foot.  This makes them an ideal choice for retro-fitting over an existing roof system.  This allows for quicker installation, less disruptions to the building owner, and most importantly, cost savings.  Many single-ply membranes are white and provide superior reflectivity, which in turn helps to reduce A/C costs during summer months.  These roof coatings are very versatile and can be applied on a large variety of roof systems.  Extremely durable & easily installed by authorized contractors without disruption to daily operations, the roofing system is also leak-proof, energy-efficient, chemical & fire resistant, resistant to high winds, & virtually maintenance-free.

The importance of roof coatings cannot be ignored if you want to avoid the complications of roof repair.  Select only quality products for roof repairing will assure you of the best results and minimize future repair costs to your property.

Contact United Roofing & Remodeling Inc today for any commercial roofing installation or repair services you may need.  Visit us at www.unitedroofingmn.com for more information about our other commercial roofing services.  612-617-1717
SEE ALSO:
EPDM Single – Ply Roofing System
PVC Single – Ply Roofing System
TPO Single – Ply Roofing System

Hail Damage In Minnesota To Built up Roofing

September 15, 2009

Commercial Built Up “BUR SYSTEMS” Roofing Systems

Hail Damage In Minnesota To Built up Roofing

Commercial Built Up “BUR, Roofing Systems comprise a large percentage of the commercial roofs today.  The hail resistance of these roofs is known to be quite substantial.  However, one of the most vulnerable spots on any building is the roof.

One hazard most building owners can expect to face at some time is hail damage.  As we all know, hail can hammer the Midwest, and when it does, the potential for damage is high.  Hailstorms can shatter windows, damage a buildings exterior, and destroy or damage the roof.  One bad hailstorm is all it takes to cause severe damage and expose the weaknesses in your built up roofing.

At United Roofing & Remodeling, we have been installing and repairing commercial built up roofing “BUR” systems”, for over 20 years.  United Roofing & Remodeling can provide all your commercial roofing needs.  We are a GAF Master commercial roofing contractor, are certified with Versico, and install Johns Manville products.  We hope you will consider United Roofing & Remodeling for your next project-and see what 20 years of experience and dedication have to offer.

Contact United Roofing & Remodeling today to learn how we can help you!  We are fully licensed and insured and offer free estimates with no obligation.  612-617-1717

Commercial Roofing and Remodeling Contractor

September 10, 2009

Built Up Roofing Systems

Built Up Roofing Systems have stood the test of time

Built Up Roofing Systems have stood the test of time.  Not only are they still used extensively for new construction projects, they are one of the most common types of commercial roofing systems in the world.  Built up roofing systems are designed to endure harsh weather conditions, in harsh climates, all year round, and we all know what kind of extremes exist in the Midwest.

Price Benefits of Built- up Roofing:
Inexpensive over the entire life cycle
Great “bang for your buck”
• Versatile options to choose from…you can choose the right system for your budget

Maintenance Benefits of Built-up Roofing
• Easy to repair
• Low maintenance

Performance Benefits of Built-up Roofing
• Multi-layer protection
• Thermal performance
• Fire and life-up performance
• Durable/Reliable
• Suitable for all types of roof decks
• Has a successful 100+ year track record
• Redundancy of layers reduces chances of leaking
• Superb tensile strength
• Tolerates high roof traffic well
• Strong/Tough…today’s formulas resist weathering
• Insulated systems achieve high thermal value
• Adapts to meet any penetration or flashing detail configuration

United Roofing & Remodeling is able to offer our customers exceptional warranty programs; some will last as long as 20 years.  We have been serving the Twin Cities and surrounding areas of St Louis Park, Edina, Minnetonka, Bloomington, Plymouth, Excelsior, Wayzata, Eden Prairie, Chanhassen, and Chaska, for 20+ years, maintaining, repairing and installing commercial roof systems.

Our experts at United Roofing & Remodeling will work closely with you to ensure that the proper system is installed and will meet all of your specifications.

Are you looking for commercial roofing contractor?  Simply contact us at our office at 612-617-1717
or Request a Quote online

United Roofing For All Your Home Exterior Improvements In Minnesota

September 8, 2009

United Roofing & Remodeling Inc … Minnesota’s Roofing Experts

Leave The Roofing To Us At United Roofing & Remodeling Inc

United Roofing & Remodeling Inc is a full service construction and roofing company that has been serving Minnesota for over 20 years. The goals of United Roofing & Remodeling Inc and all of its highly skilled roofing contractors are to provide you with excellence in service, roofing and construction.

United Roofing’s most valuable asset is you, the customer.  We need your referrals and we appreciate the domino effect of our customers speaking highly of us and recommending us to friends and associates. For that reason, United Roofing roofers are trained in continuously, in the principles of being thorough, paying attention to detail, doing business with integrity, and of being oriented to achieve our goals of earning your satisfaction and recommendations.

Our mission is excellence in roofing and construction.  Our aim is to differentiate ourselves from our competitors by providing excellent workmanship and customer service.  You will find our values of excellence in service, thoroughness and integrity a refreshing change from the standard fare of companies you may have come across.  Our foremost interest is to earn and maintain your optimum satisfaction.

No matter what your roofing needs are, United Roofing can help you from beginning to end.  We have the skills and expertise to get your job done!

United Roofing & Remodeling Inc will provide you with the information you need to make a wise decision.  Call for a free home inspection of your home!  612-617-1717

Commercial & Residential Siding In The Twin Cities

September 3, 2009

Quality Roofing, Siding, Windows, and Gutters From United Roofing & Remodeling Inc

Siding is like the skin of your home and has two main functions, aesthetic and protection.  A home with properly installed siding and insulation can save you hundreds of dollars a year on heating and cooling costs.  Siding is the first thing people see when looking at your house and curb appeal is very important when showing your home to prospective buyers.  New siding may also help you increase the value of your home and even sell it quicker.  Siding can be a worthwhile investment that can pay off with the right siding contractor.

United Roofing & Remodeling offers a clear choice of product and guarantees.  Our success is due to the professionalism of our approach and the superior design of our product.  Our siding systems are the most maintenance-free siding products on the market.  They are backed by the strongest and most-comprehensive warranties in the siding industry.

Benefits To A Home Sided By United Roofing & Remodeling Inc.

  • Up to 76% fewer seams
  • Never requires painting
  • 4 times more insulating power
  • 45% more noise reduction
  • Guaranteed to let your home breathe
  • 300% more impact protection
  • Improved energy-efficiency
  • Seal out dust and dirt from outside
  • Reduce noise from the outside
  • Easy to clean
  • Enhanced security
  • Resists damage from cold, windy climates
  • Resists damage from wet, humid climates
  • Resists flame.
  • Resists damage from flying debris
  • Resists insect damage
  • Resists cracking

Customer communication is number one and you can depend on us to be available to take your calls and answer your questions.

Call us for a Free Quote at 612- 617-1717 or Request a Quote online

Reroofing Your Home This Year Has Benefits

September 3, 2009

So…You Need To Reroof Your Minnesota Home?

High Performance Roofing, Siding, Gutters and Windows For Your Home

So, you need to reroof your home?  Maybe you are not sure where to start.  Maybe you need to brush up on some of the latest products and procedures?

Your decision to reroof your home may have been because you have been experiencing some roofing problems that can no longer be ignored.  Then again, maybe you have decided just to give your home a face life and a new roof would really enhance the look.  Whatever the reason, you do not want to make a costly mistake.  Well, you’ve come to the right place!

United Roofing & Remodeling Inc can help you through the process.  We can discuss your options and answer the most commonly asked questions with straightforward answers to help resolve any of your uncertainties in order to get the maximum benefits.  You will find that our extensive experience and knowledge will prepare you for what to expect when reroofing begins to ensure your complete satisfaction with your new roof.

Since every roof system has its strengths, selecting the right one is vital to the success of your project.  United Roofing & Remodeling Inc would like the opportunity to work with you to help make your best roofing decision.

Call us today at 612-617-1717

There are several Metal and Shingle roofs listed on the ENERGY STAR qualified product list (look in the “Type” column)

Excel:http://downloads.energystar.gov/bi/qplist/roofs_prod_list.xls

PDF: http://downloads.energystar.gov/bi/qplist/roofs_prod_list.pdf

Roofing Tax Credits Can Offset Upgrades To Energy-Efficient Metal and Asphalt Roofs

September 1, 2009

Does My Roof Qualify For The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Tax Credit?

RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL ROOFING SERVICES

With the recent signing of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), the tax credits for energy-efficient home improvements that were originally part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 have been reinstated, extended and increased.

• Tax Credit: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2/17/2009 enables homeowners to receive up to a $1,500 tax credit if they install specific energy efficient products (asphalt roofing products) which carry an Energy Star rating.

Energy Star®: Energy Star guidelines for residential roofing products require that products have a minimum solar reflectivity (SR value) of .25.
Additional Details:

  • Tax credit for 30% of the cost of energy-efficient products up to a lifetime cap of $1,500.
  • The tax credit applies to the cost of materials only (not installation costs).
  • At the present time, this credit is available for 2009 and 2010.
  • Homeowner must save receipts and provide a Manufacturer’s Certification Statement.
  • IRS Tax Form 5695 (2009 version) is the form the homeowner will use to apply for the tax credit.

United Roofing & Remodeling is the leading residential and commercial roofing contractor for high-performance roofing systems for commercial and industrial properties in the Twin Cities.  We offer our customers the industry’s most comprehensive customer support, installation and repair services.

Please Contact Us today for a free inspection of your roof at 612-617-1717

Roofing & Insulation
Credit Available 30% of cost (product only, no labor)
$1,500 maximum for all improvements combined
Timeline Must be “placed in service” (ready and available for use)
Jan. 1, 2009 – Dec. 31, 2010
Requirements
Metal & Asphalt Roofs Energy Star–qualified
Insulation Meets 2009 IECC & Amendments
Must be expected to last five years or have a two-year warranty
Primary purpose must be to insulate. As of May 31, 2009, IRS has not ruled on SIPs or insulated siding, but it is believed that SIPs are eligible