Archive for January, 2010

As Often As You Look Through Your Windows, You Also Look At Them!

January 28, 2010

Thermal Efficient Windows Provide Comfort Year-round

Carefully chosen, few investments can add more value to a home than new windows.
It is important to understand that the true value in windows is a combination of beauty, thermal efficiency, and performance.  That is why United Roofing sells and installs only triple-paned, thermal performance windows.

As often as you look through windows, you also look at them.  Each and every detail matters.
Select beauty to complement your home as well as efficiency.  Select slim, trim lines to create a graceful impression that emphasizes the view, not the window.  Make sure that frames and sashes have a carpentered look.  Choose locks and hardware that perfectly match the rest of the window, ones that practically disappear.

Energy savings — winter and summer.

Thermal efficient windows delivers value two ways—by providing real comfort year-round, and by helping save money on cooling and heating.  We use only windows that are designed to deliver outstanding thermal performance.

  1. Honeycomb frames filled with insulating air spaces that significantly reduce condensation;
  2. Double weather-stripping that locks out wind and weather;
  3. Double- and triple-paned integral glazing systems;
  4. High performance Low “E” glazing systems to keep summer heat out and winter heat in better than any other system in its class, and to significantly reduce damaging UV rays.

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New Windows Add Value and Style To Your Minnesota Home

January 26, 2010

Have you ever wanted to replace your old, unattractive, inefficient windows, but didn’t know where to start? Congratulations!  You have come to the right place.
United Roofing & Remodeling distributes and installs only the finest quality replacement windows.

Our experienced and dedicated staff of Twin Cities based window contractors deliver unsurpassed workmanship and timely installation – for both replacement and restoration projects. Our windows will not only improve your home aesthetically, they will save you money and time!  They’re both energy efficient and manufactured for ease of cleaning.

New windows add value and style to your home, reducing maintenance and cleanup while saving energy and the environment.
We took the guesswork out of decision making.  Our “Windows Solution” page details the many options and styles we use to convert your old outdated windows to a brand new and fresh appearance.

Contact United Roofing for a free consultation on how we can transform your home at (612) 617-1717
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Looking For More Information About Roof Styles?

January 21, 2010

Looking For More Information About Roof Styles?

Styles of Roofs

There are many different styles to roofs these days, some of these styles are more common than others depending upon where you live. Different styles of roofs perform well depending on the geography. We have provided our users with a list of the most popular roofing styles today and some details about each of them.

  • Hipped: Four uniformly pitched (sloping) sides, resembling a pyramid.
  • Simple: All four sloping sides meet at a ridge across the top. Front slope is usually broader than the side sections.
  • Pyramidal: All four sloping sides come to a point at the top of the roof.
  • Cross-Hipped: Perpendicular wings are added to the main section forming two individual sections with their own hipped façade.
  • Gambrel: Each side has two slopes; a steeper lower slope and a flatter upper one; associated with barns.
  • Saltbox: A gabled roof with asymmetrical sides. It is said to resemble an eighteenth century salt box.
  • Mansard: A roof forming a double slope, two slopes on each of the four sides. The lower slope being steeper than the other.
  • Shed: One high pitched plane covering the entire structure. Often used for additions and porches.
  • Flat: Contains no slope. May or may not have eaves.

Roofing or re-roofing your home is a great investment.  You’ll want to make sure you are choosing the right Minnesota roofing contractor for your house and your budget.


Looking For More Information About Roof Shapes?

January 14, 2010

Looking For More Information About Roof Shapes?

Roofing is responsible for several important functions.  Most importantly, it serves as the structural support of your home. Your roof controls water ingress, air flow, water vapor diffusion, heat flow, and offers surface protection.  However, in order for a roof to function properly, the right roof materials and components in the assembly must be selected based on the properties that make them suitable for these various tasks.

The price of a new roof system varies widely, depending on such things as the materials selected, contractor doing the work, location, local labor rates and time of year.  It is important to keep in mind that for each roofing material, there are different grades and corresponding prices. There also are a variety of roof styles and shapes to choose from.  You need to look at the full product range and make a choice based on your budget and needs.

Roofing Shapes

There are many different distinct shapes for roofs, some more common than others.  We have provided a list of the most popular roofing shapes today and some details about their appearance and construction.

  • Gabled Roof – Constructed with a single slope on each side of the ridge, creating a triangle portion on the side of front facade.
  • Side-Gabled Roof – Non-gabled side faces the front and contains the front doorway.
  • Front-Gabled Roof- Gabled side faces the front and contains the front doorway.
  • Cross-Gabled Roof- Perpendicular wings are added to the main section forming two individual sections with their own gabled façade.

Roofing or re-roofing your home is a great investment.  You’ll want to make sure you are choosing the right roofing contractor for your house and your budget.  For a Free Roofing Price Quote, Call United Roofing today at our office number (612) 617-1717
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Twin Cities Commercial Flat Roofing Contractor

January 12, 2010

United Roofing & Remodeling Commercial Roofing
United Roofing & Remodeling is the leading 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.  We have also earned the distinguished designation of Master from GAF for installation of commercial Thermoplastic Roofing Systems. We provide Built-Up and Single-Ply systems.

    We specialize in Commercial Flat Roofing:

  • Built Up Roofing
  • EPDM Single-Ply Roofing
  • TPO Single-Ply Roofing
  • PVC Single-Ply Roofing

Because of our Master status, we can offer our customers extended warranty programs that other Twin Cities roofing contractors cannot.  Some warranties will last as long as 20 years.  Our 20 plus years of experience maintaining, repairing and installing commercial roofing systems is one of the many reasons we are routinely judged to be among the very best roofing companies serving the Twin Cites and surrounding areas of; St. Louis Park, Edina, Minnetonka, Bloomington, Plymouth, Excelsior, Wayzata, Eden Prairie, Chanhassen and Chaska.

United Roofing & Remodeling works to provide all of our crews with in-house safety and skills training.  We provide ongoing support so we can hire and retain the best roofing contractors. It gives our clients the confidence that they are receiving the best materials installed by most qualified roofers.

Our expert sales staff will work closely with you to custom tailor a job to fit your needs.  Whether maintaining a specific budget, acquiring a desired warranty, saving energy or developing a tapered insulation system, we have the solutions and capabilities to solve your commercial roofing problems.  We have over 20 years of experience in commercial roofing working with apartment, condo & townhome associations, industrial sites, institutions, restaurants, law offices and churches.

Our experienced staff, along with technologies such as infrared moisture scans and professional estimating programs, will help ensure that the proper roof system is produced.  The key elements of our success are quality installation, superior communication and competitive pricing.  We are fully licensed and insured and offer free estimates with no obligation.

Need emergency roofing service?  Simply call us at our office number (612) 617-1717
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