Posts Tagged ‘residential siding’

Minnesota Vinyl Siding Contractor

October 15, 2009

How Does Vinyl Siding Compare With Other Siding Products?

In a way, it is almost no contest.  When compared to wood, brick, stone, stucco, and metal sidings based on initial cost, maintenance costs, appearance, durability and value, vinyl siding is clearly superior.  Vinyl siding provides all the beauty of expensive wood sidings with your choice of smooth or grained surfaces; rich, low-gloss colors; and a variety of classic siding profiles.

United Roofing offers a broad range of vinyl siding products, so you can choose one that is easily affordable.  Whichever you choose, you can expect the highest quality and lasting beauty.  Another benefit to vinyl siding is that it never needs painting or staining.  It does not chip, peel, dent or rot, so you can forget costly repairs.  Just rinse occasionally with a garden hose.  And because vinyl is the preferred siding for more and more homeowners, it retains most of its installed cost.

Your siding has to be versatile enough to perform in all types of weather.  Your home can take a beating from the elements to the exterior and siding is critical in ensuring your investment and the safety and health of your family.  As your Twin Cities Siding Contractor, we understand this.

Contact United Roofing & Remodeling today for all of your roofing needs at 612-617-1717!
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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

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

Insulating Your Home In The Twin Cities

August 27, 2009

Does My Minnesota Home Have Enough Insulation?

An attic insulated to today’s energy standards minimizes heat escape through the ceiling, virtually eliminating the possibility of snow melting and freezing at the base of the roof.  The amount insulation your house should have will vary, depending on where you live, how your house is built, and many other factors.  Insulation levels are recommended by geographic zones and are stated in R-values.  R-value is the resistance to heat flow of a material.  The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating power.

Ventilation?
• The average family generates 2 to 4 gallons of water vapor a day.  Poor ventilation means some of the vapor may build up in the attic resulting in mold, mildew, and poor air quality.
• Heat in unventilated attics can cause temperatures to exceed 150*F resulting in damage to shingles and roof sheathing.

There is a solution! We have solutions for any of any sort of home improvements you need.  And best of all, some of these home improvements are eligible for tax credits.

Insulation Levels In The Midwest

insulationlevelsin midwest

The tax credit does not cover the installation/labor costs for insulation, windows, doors, or roofs.

We will provide you with an itemized bill that separates the product cost (ex: insulation) from the installation/labor cost. Insulation, windows, doors, and roofs are eligible for a tax credit of 30% up to $1,500 for the cost of the product only.

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

Full List of Energy Tips

Energy Tips for Apartments

Is There A Tax Credit For Roofs?

August 25, 2009

Which Roofs Qualify For A Tax Credit?

Yes, metal roofs and “reflective asphalt shingles” that meet ENERGY STAR requirements are eligible for the tax credit.  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

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%.

United Roofing & Remodeling Inc offers a wide variety of services designed to suit all our clients’ roofing needs.  With 20 years of experience, we have both the skill and the resources necessary to complete every job to your satisfaction.  Whether you need repairs or a brand new roof installed, our team of fully trained experts can handle any job or task with skill and precision.

For more information on any of roofing, siding, window, or gutter services, call United Roofing & Remodeling Inc today 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

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