Posts Tagged ‘roof’

Dimensional Shingles For Your Minnesota Home

September 30, 2010

Dimensional Shingles

Dimensional shingles provide an opportunity to customize your roof to fit with the style of your home. Dimensional shingles, also known as architectural shingles, are thicker than other shingles and are used by many homeowners to achieve a unique appearance.  These shingles are also very durable and can last for 40 years or more. Read on to learn more about dimensional shingles.

Dimensional Shingles Materials
Dimensional shingles are constructed by fusing together two asphalt shingles.  This provides a more three-dimensional appearance.  Sometimes this resembles a shake roof, but dimensional shingles have better fire resistant qualities.  Plus, the material is thicker and provides added strength to the roof.

Dimensional shingles

Dimensional shingles

Durability
Dimensional shingles are extremely durable.  They are designed to withstand extreme weather conditions, including wind, ice and snow.  This material is also heavier and longer-lasting than composite roofs.  When using dimensional shingles, you don’t need to make structural improvements on your home, unlike with some heavy roofs.

Increased Safety
Dimensional shingles allow you to achieve a shake wood effect without the fire hazard.  In fact, some regions don’t even allow shake roofs to be built because of the safety risk.  A dimensional shingled roof is a better option for protecting your home against fire.

Maintenance of Dimensional Shingles
If you decide to install this type of roof, make sure to keep up with moss buildup.  Dimensional shingles are more prone than other types of roofs to have this issue.  Also, you’ll want to make sure the roof has adequate venting to reduce moisture buildup.  Most roofing companies offer maintenance services to keep your roof in good condition.

Warranties on Dimensional Shingles
Most dimensional shingles come with a warranty that will guarantee the product for 20 or more years.  However, some of these warranties have specific conditions.  For example, the homeowner may be required to have regular maintenance and moss removal on the roof.  Contact your local roofing contractor today to schedule your next roofing inspection.

Hiring a Professional for Dimensional Shingles

Dimensional shingles aren’t a difficult roof to install, however, as with any type of roofing, unless you have experience and all the proper tools, this is a job best left to the professionals. Roofing companies are skilled in installing dimensional shingles and have the experience to do the job quickly and accurately.  Get several quotes before deciding on a roofing contractor so you can compare materials, costs and warranties and ask if you can speak with other customers to determine if they were happy with the work.

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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

Storm Damage and Restoration Services From A Minnesota Roofing Contractor

October 29, 2009

Regular Roof Inspections Can Save You Money In Costly Repairs

Numerous homes are damaged by hail and wind every year.  Also, many homeowners are unaware of damage to their property.  This damage might reduce the value of their homes.  For example, a roof damaged by hail can result in interior leaks that you may not even know about until it is too late.

If you are like most homeowners, the thought of going through the process of working with an insurance adjuster, and then finding a contractor to repair the damage can be overwhelming.  From a general lack of knowledge about how to file a claim, to which materials are best suited for your needs, many homeowners fail to receive the benefits they have coming to them.

United Roofing will provide you with a free home inspection, and if you have storm damage, we will assist you with your insurance claim ~ from start to finish.

We will manage the entire insurance process for you.  We are experts because we do it for our clients every day.  It allows us to keep your job moving quickly, while taking the burden off you.

Contact United Roofing & Remodeling today to schedule your next roofing inspection at 612-617-1717
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Does My Home Need More Insulation?

October 22, 2009

Do I Need Insulation?

Ask yourself these questions and if you answer yes to more than one, you probably need to add insulation to your home.

  • Do you have ice dams, icicles or areas of your roof that the snow melts quicker than others do?
  • Are your energy bills excessively high?
  • Do you notice drastic temperature differences in attic area compared with the rest of your home?
  • Does your furnace seem to run too much in the winter?
  • Does your air conditioner run too much in the summer?
  • Do you have problems with the condition of your roof such as curling shingles?

Early detection of leaks and roof system failures make it possible for us to repair and extend the life of a roof system.  A lot of money was spent on roofs a couple years ago when we all experienced heavy snow and freezing temperatures.  What if that money was spent unwisely?  What if all you needed to do was check for insulation and ventilation?  Isn’t it worth the 15-minute inspection?

Contact United Roofing today to schedule your next roofing inspection at 612-617-1717

Tax credits for insulation: Federal tax credits are available for adding insulation to existing homes.

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More valuable information: Click here for R-value recommendations for optimal energy savings and comfort.

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

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 Roofing Systems In Wayzata Minnesota

August 13, 2009

Wayzata Commercial Roofing Contractor

Thermal Plastic Olefin – TPO Roof Systems

The popularity in Thermal Plastic Roofing Systems continues to grow.  The TPO membrane is highly durable, and because of the white color, it reflects the suns’ rays.  This allows the roofing system to stay cooler than the older installations of hot asphalt and gravel.

United Roofing & Remodeling Inc is proud to carry and install the TPO system. This system is one of the latest Single-ply roofing technologies on the market.  We carry two types of TPO roofing products; TPO and TPO-1.  Both come in several thicknesses.  It is an ideal commercial roofing system that is reliable and cost effective.

With over 20 years of experience, United Roofing & Remodeling Inc can provide all of your commercial roofing needs. We are a factory trained and certified GAF-ELK Master Elite roofing contractor in the Twin Cities area.  Only 2% of roofing contractors have been awarded this title.  We offer superior protection for your peace of mind and warranties backed by GAF-ELK, America’s largest roofing manufacturer.

United Roofing & Remodeling Inc is so confident in our products that we are willing to give one of the highest warranties in the industry.  Call us for a free assessment of your project today!  612-617-1717