The Only Roofing & Siding Material Cheat Sheet You’ll Ever Need

23 June 2018

Our team answers homeowner questions every weekend on WCCO 830 AM from 9:00 am-10:00 am.  Have your most pressing home improvement questions answered by calling 651-989-9226 or texting 81807.  Here’s the must-know information our COO, Andy Lindus, shared on 6.23.18.

The quickest way to change the appearance of your home’s exterior is with siding installation.  While we install many types of seamless siding, the most sought-after material is LP® SmartSide®.  With plants in Two Harbors, MN and Tomahawk, WI, homeowners appreciate that they’re working with a local manufacturer.  To ensure the siding looks its best we, have it finished with Diamond Kote® in Wausau, WI.  While other finishes are available, Diamond Kote® comes with a significantly shinier finish.  The material is resistant to scratching and is accompanied with a 35-year, non-prorated finish warranty.  While it has the aesthetics of cedar siding, it’s easier to install because it’s uniformly made.  There’s also no worry of insect infestation that can attract woodpeckers.   Unlike fiber cement products, there’s no need for installers to wear respirators or use expensive specialty blades.

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While our company offers both asphalt and metal roofs, the overwhelming majority of homeowners opt for asphalt roofs.  We rank as only one of 10 contractors in the country to have received the GAF Triple Star President’s Club award.  One of the biggest reasons we decided to partner with this asphalt roofing manufacturer is their commitment to technological advancements, including a 20-year algae warranty.  In addition, they take care to design shingles that come in array of unique shapes, thicknesses, and colors.  Product lines our client base gravitates to include Grand Sequoia®, Glenwood®, and Grand Canyon®.

Here’s Drone Footage of a Completed Glenwood® Shingle Installation in Afton, MN:

Many times, homeowners are unsure of whether their roof has reached the end of its lifespan.  While there are many signs, one of the easiest to spot it granule loss.  While you may notice a small amount after the installation of a new roof, continuing to see granules in your gutters or landscaping may mean that the roof experienced hail damage.  When hail comes in contact with shingles, it can have a sandblast-like effect on the granules.  Losing a significant portion of your roof’s granules compromises their ability to protect the asphalt within the shingles by deflecting UV rays.  When this happens, it’s only a matter of time before shingles begin to crack and curl.curling

In order to ensure your roofing contractor is reputable, we suggest verifying their rating with the Better Business Bureau and Angie’s List.  The benefit of conducting research on these websites is that contractors cannot pay their way to a better rating.  Friends and family members also can share their personal experiences with contractors.  We recommend getting three estimates and be sure to ask prodding questions to the references your roofer provides.

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Browse our GAF Roofing & LP SmartSide® Projects:

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Conrad’s St. Paul Roofing, Siding, Window, Insulation, & Gutter Project

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Dan & Cynthia’s Woodbury, MN Siding, Window, & LeafGuard Gutter Project

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Mark & Christie’s Blaine, MN Roofing, Siding, & Gutter Project

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