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Boost the Value of Your Home with James Hardie Siding

October 21, 2010

Fiber-Cement Siding

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 Minnesota siding contractor.

For homeowners that want the look of wood but don’t want the hassles and costs associated with it, fiber-cement siding may be a satisfactory alternative.  This product is available from several manufacturers in a variety of textures that are said to provide the appearance of wood.  Fiber-cement siding should be more durable than wood — it is termite-resistant, water-resistant, non-combustible, and warranted to last 50 years.

Fiber-cement siding is composed of cement, sand, and cellulose fiber that has been autoclaved (cured with pressurized steam) to increase its strength and dimensional stability. The fiber is added as reinforcement to prevent cracking.  The planks come in 5¼” to 12″ widths and 5/16″ and 7/16″ thickness.

The cost of fiber cement siding is more than vinyl and less than stucco and wood siding, making it an affordable and durable product.   Because it is not susceptible to rot and infestation, fiber cement siding offers a long lasting alternative to typical exterior wall cladding.

The installed costs of fiber-cement are reported to be less than traditional masonry or synthetic stucco, equal to or less than hardboard siding, and more than vinyl siding.  Fiber-cement siding products are recognized as exterior cladding by the International Code Council (ICC) Evaluation Service.  Information on Evaluation Service Legacy Reports can be obtained by contacting ICC at their web site (www.icc-es.org).

Warranty

Some manufacturers warrant the siding for up to 50 years.

Benefits/Costs

Manufacturers emphasize that fiber-cement siding is appropriate for hot and humid climates because it is resistant to rot, fungus, and termite infestation.  They also state that it has excellent weathering characteristics, strength, and impact resistance.

  • Money magazine singles our HardiePlank® siding as a great value; a smart investment that delivers on durability
  • Smart Money magazine lists James Hardie in Smart Fiscal Sense feature
  • #1 Quality Exterior Lap Siding Product for the past ten years.  Builder magazine 1998-2008
  • James Hardie® siding is featured on over 20 Southern Living, Coastal Living and Sunset magazine Idea Houses.  And on over 30 Houses on ABC’s Extreme Home Makeover.
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Why James Hardie Siding?

May 20, 2010

For 5th year in a row, Re-siding Your Home with James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding is the #1 Return on Investment

The Pros Know

There are many other projects you can tackle, but only re-siding your home with fiber cement gives you the best return on your investment, 5 years in a row.

  • Residing with fiber cement gives a 31% better return than adding a bathroom and costs $61k less to complete
  • Minor kitchen remodel gives you a 10% less return on investment than re-siding with fiber cement
  • Adding a second story addition nets you 23% less return on investment than fiber cement re-siding

Remodeling magazine is the industry’s leading home improvement magazine.  Since 1988, Remodeling magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report has compared construction costs for common remodeling projects with the value they add to a home at resale in the current real estate market.  The results— upscale siding projects using fiber-cement return the highest value at resale.

Projects* 2009 Rank 2008 Rank 2007 Rank 2006 Rank 2005 Rank
Siding Replacement—Fiber Cement 1 1 1 1 1
Siding Replacement—Foam Back Vinyl 6 4 7 9 4
Minor Kitchen Remodel 7 5 4 4 3
Mid Range Bathroom Remodel 14 11 6 4 2
Mid Range Roof Replacement 18 22 22 18 17

Remodeling Magazine has conducted this study since 1988 and is a trusted source among building and construction professionals. 2005 was the first year they evaluated fiber-cement siding replacement, and its debut at the top of the list demonstrates its value to builders and homeowners.

Say goodbye to the days of one-siding-fits-all.  James Hardie now gives you the ability to put the optimum siding on a home regardless of your location.

The HardieZone System is based on the eight individual climatic variables that primarily affect long-term performance of siding.  Using these factors they arrived at ten distinct climatic zones.  Though different, they found common variables in certain regions, allowing them to engineer the HZ5™ product line for zones 1 through 5 and the HZ10™ product line for zones 6 through 10.

Roofing and Siding Options in Minnesota

December 22, 2009

Your Choice of Roofing Companies Will Have An Enormous Impact On The Look Of Your Home

Nothing is as important to the look of a house as roofing and siding you choose.  It can make some very major and very different anesthetic statements.  Your roofing and siding are also a house’s first line of defense.

Over the course of a season, roofing materials are exposed to tremendous temperature changes.  Eventually this fluctuation causes your roof to wear out (20 to 30 years for most shingles). So, a roof should be inspected at least once a year.  A roof approaching 15 years of age becomes a candidate for re-roofing.

Whether you are building a new house or re-roofing an existing one, your choice of roofing companies will have an enormous impact on the look of your home as well as on your pocketbook.  United Roofing professional roofing contractors are will help you choose the siding or roofing that suite the style of your home and fits your budget.  We will cover all aspects of the job.  From the free home inspection, to handling insurance claims, to completion of the job, we will help you through the entire process.

Whether you need new siding, a new roof, roof replacement or roof repair, United Roofing can give you a free home inspection and estimate and provide you with solutions for your home improvement and remodeling needs.

Contact us at United Roofing today and see why our customers make us their “One Stop Shop” for all of their home improvement needs!   612-617-1717

We look forward to working with you!

One Call, One Contractor, All Under One Roof

November 24, 2009

Get The Services You Need When You Need Them!

Everything you need for all of your residential or commercial property needs is under one roof.  That means everything comes under one warranty, so you will not have to pay for separate formats.  You do not have to call 10 different people.  We can streamline the process to get everything done as quickly and efficiently as possible.

United Roofing & Remodeling specializes in custom and all other types of roofing, siding, windows, chimney tuckpointing and rebuilding, gutters, downspouts, insulation, doors, additions, remodeling, trim, soffits, fascia, chimneys, and gutters.

We work with some of the best manufacturers in the industry to give you the highest quality products available.  We have some of the most experienced teams of home roofing or commercial roofing experts in the Twin Cities.  As a GAF-ELK Master Commercial Roofing Contractor, we are backed by the best warranties in the industry.  Based on our state-of-the-art manufacturing process, the odds of having a problem with a new GAF-ELK roof is about 1 in 1000!

Contact United Roofing & Remodeling today for all your commercial, residential, or multi-housing roofing, siding, or window needs at 612-617-1717
Or Request a Quote online


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!
Or just give us a click to request a quote online

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

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