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Last Call For Homeowners To Take Advantage Energy Of Tax Credits

December 15, 2010

What Types Of Roofs Can Qualify For The ENERGY STAR Label?

The days are quickly running out for homeowners looking to upgrade the energy efficiency of their home this year.  Homeowners must have projects completed, products installed and ready to use, before the end of the month to qualify.

You can qualify for up to $1,500 in tax credits when filing 2010 income tax returns.  Home owner have until Dec. 31 to qualify for the tax credit.

Home owners can take advantage of the tax credit (Internal Revenue Code Section 25C) for efficiency upgrades made to existing homes, such as for certain types of insulation, windows, roofs, water heaters, heat pumps, furnaces and air conditioners.  Tax credits are available for 30 percent of the cost up to $1,500 for 2009 and 2010.

ENERGY STAR roof specifications are not restricted to any particular type of roof product, and include:

  • built-up-roofs
  • metal roofing products
  • roof tiles
  • spray polyurethane foam roof systems
  • asphalt shingles
  • single-ply membranes
  • roof coating products
  • modified bitumen

ENERGY STAR qualified roof products reflect more of the sun’s rays.  This can lower roof surface temperature  decreasing the amount of heat transferred into a building.  Roof products qualify for the ENERGY STAR label based on their solar reflectance, without compromising product quality and performance.

ENERGY STAR labeled roofs are more common on commercial buildings, but can also be used on residential homes.  Talk to a Minnesota roofing contractor to find out which roof system is the right choice for your home or building.

Home Improvements That Pay Their Way

November 3, 2009

Reflective Metal Roofing

Reflective Metal Roofing

  • Reflective metal roofing saves on energy costs because it is able to reflect solar energy back into the atmosphere.  This reduces the amount of energy absorbed into your home.
  • Qualified roof products can help reduce the amount of air conditioning needed in buildings.  This can reduce peak cooling demands by 10-15%.

The roofs that qualify are the metal roofs that have reflective qualities or the asphalt roofs that have “cooling granules.”  These roofs are specially designed to reduce the heat gain in the house thereby reducing the cooling costs.

United Roofing & Remodeling offers a wide variety of services designed to suit all our clients’ roofing needs.  For more information on any of roofing, siding, window, or gutter services, call us at 612-617-1717

There are several Metal and Shingle roofs listed on the ENERGY STAR qualified product list.
Excel: http://downloads.energystar.gov/bi/qplist/roofs_prod_list.xls
PDF: http://downloads.energystar.gov/bi/qplist/roofs_prod_list.pdf

Replace Your Inefficient Windows

October 20, 2009

The Importance Of Energy Efficient Windows

Every winter we all begin scoping out hardware and home supply stores for the latest in replacement windows to keep our heating bills down and our homes cold-air-free.

Rarely do we consider our window’s efficiency when it starts to get hot outside and we crank up the air conditioning.  Replacing your windows in the hot summer months can save you money and make your home a pleasant escape from the heat outside.

Leaving the doors and windows wide open may work in the early days of summer, but eventually you will want to turn on the air conditioning.  If your windows are leaky and inefficient, you wallet will feel it. Replacement windows that are energy-efficient can save you a good deal of money on your home air-conditioning (and heating) costs.  Replacing your windows now can save you money on your air-conditioning and heating bills.  Plus, higher-quality new windows will also add value to your home.  What’s not to like?

United Roofing has been a window, siding, and roofing contractor serving Minnesota homeowners for over 20 years.  With our many years of hands on personal experience, we are knowledgeable in all areas of home and property improvements.  Please call us at 612-617-1717. We would like the opportunity to discuss your needs in further detail.

Check www.efficientwindows.org for more information on what qualifies for tax credits

Selecting Roofing Material for Your Home or Business

October 10, 2009

Roof Materials

Cost, durability, and appearance are all factors to consider when choosing roofing materials.  The best roofing system for your home depends on which of these factors you weigh more heavily.  The following roofing materials are commonly used for residential “steep slope” roofs.

Asphalt Shingles – The most common roof covering across the U.S. is asphalt shingles.  The major advantage of an asphalt shingle roof is its relatively low initial cost.  Shingles vary significantly in quality and warranty, so check with your roofer for your options.  A typical asphalt shingle roof may last about 20 years.

Metal Roofing – Metal roofs are becoming increasingly popular among homeowners, especially among homeowners in warmer climates.  Metal roofing costs significantly more up front than asphalt shingles ($100 to $600 “per square” or 100 sq. ft.).  But the costs of the roof over the life of the roof may be competitive because metal roofs last significantly longer and may lower annual utility bills because they reflect heat very well.

Tile Roofing – Made from clay or concrete, tile roofs are extremely durable with warranties typically covering 50 to 75 years.  Tile roofing is heavy, so if you are replacing a lightweight material with tile, be sure that your roof supports are strong enough to bear the weight.  If not, reinforcing your roof structure can add significant cost to installing a tile roof.

Slate Roofs – Slate roofing is also very durable and looks great, but also costs more than other roofing materials.  Slate is quarried in the Northeast United States and a variety of colors and grades are available.

Choosing a new roof is a big decision and a major project.  There are many good choices in the market today, so it pays to spend a little time doing some research on what type of roof will best suit your needs.  You will want to make sure you are choosing the right roof for your house and budget.

No matter which roofing system your home or business needs, United Roofing has an assortment of materials to suite your needs as well as your budget.  Our skilled roofing experts are up to date and on top of the latest advancements in technology so that we can provide you with the materials and techniques to get the job done to your complete satisfaction.

Contact Us today at 612-617-1717 for all your home or business roofing needs!

You Can Count On United Roofing & Remodeling For Emergency Hail, Storm, Fire, Water Restoration

October 3, 2009

Storm Damage Got You Down?

You Can Count On United Roofing & Remodeling For Emergency Hail, Storm, Fire, Water Restoration

Weather related emergencies are an unfortunate unpleasant fact of life and cannot be avoided.   A proactive response to a weather event will limit damage caused by storms and high winds and minimize any consequential damage caused by exposure to the elements.

If your roof has been damaged by a storm whether by wind, hail or rain, the United Roofing & Remodeling Response Team will provide immediate assistance anywhere in the Twin Cities area.

We have over 20 years of extensive experience working with all types of residential and commercial exterior configurations and materials manufacturers.   We will ensure seamless damage mitigation, repair and restoration.

Contact us today at 612-617-1717! United Roofing & Remodeling has experienced, knowledgeable personnel ready and equipped to put your home or business back in shape after a recent storm.

Interior/Exterior Property Damage Repair Services

October 1, 2009

Insurance Claim Specialists !

Storm damage is traumatic.  United Roofing is there when you need them!

When storms or fire has damaged your property, the Rapid Response Team can be dispatched at a moments notice.

  • Insurance claim specialists are on staff to assist you with professional service and knowledgeable information
  • 24 hr emergency service for: Board Up, Debris Removal, and Emergency Contracting
  • Complete inspection of interior and exterior of property for all related damage, including possible hidden damage.

Plus  . . . We assist you with the Insurance claim process including:

  • Initiate claim
  • Claim paper work
  • Detailed estimate
  • Meet with adjuster
  • Negotiate the scope and cost of repairs with insurance company
  • Arrange proper payment from insurance company to property owner

One phone call gets us started. When you call United Roofing & Remodeling, we will take care of the details so you can go back to taking care of your family or your business.

Contact us today at 612-617-1717! We will ensure seamless damage mitigation, repair and restoration.  You can also just give us a click to request a quote online

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

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

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