Vinyl siding is probably the most common siding, because of the cost factor and easy low maintenance care. You can see on the image below a number of different styles. Dutch Lap, Straight Lap (Traditional), Beaded, Board & Batten, Scalloped, shakes, vertical panels, and for texture either wood grain or smooth. The color, style and texture of the siding are as individual as you are. The siding and windows on the exterior of your home sets the tone and shows your taste. There are different thicknesses of vinyl as well as insulated boards. The thinner the vinyl, the easier it is to crack during a storm related event, or if you run into it while doing some yard work. Thinner is cheaper, but what you save in cost is lost in quality and durability.
If you are replacing your siding through an insurance claim, the insurance company will replace “apples for apples” what you currently have on your house right now. If you want a better vinyl siding than what you currently have, that will be an additional out of pocket cost to the home owner.
So which profile is best for you? The home owner decides on the color, the profile, and whether it is wood grain or smooth. Our professionals will go over your options with you, and help with the selection. Of course, there are other materials that are used for siding, including James Hardie fiberboard, wood, stone, stucco and steel. We will go over some of these other types in a future post.
Spring is finally here! The weather is warming up and you might be looking around your property to see what needs to be done. Do you have any roofing, siding or windows that need to be replaced? Call us for a free quote. 763-753-2246. Or… Did you have damage to your property because of the storms last year? We will do a free inspection of your storm damaged property, and give you our recommendations on an insurance claim. We can make it easy for you to get the work done on your home or business. We take the hassle out of the insurance process, and after you are approved, you just select your colors and we do the rest!
Here we are in the end of August. Time to think about cleaning up on those home improvement projects before winter comes. Are you thinking about adding some insulation or new windows? Let us show you how these can save you money in the long run, by saving on your electric and heating bill.
Drafty, leaking windows and inadequate insulation need to be fixed, or your money is literally going “out the window”. Call us today for a quote on some new windows and spray foam insulation. 763-753-2246
We have had a major hail event in Minnesota last week, and we would love to give you a free inspection of your property. Some of the cities affected by the storm were Otsego, Elk River, Rogers, Maple Grove, Plymouth, Prior Lake, Eden Prairie, Rush City, North Branch, Wyoming, Forest Lake, Scandia, Hugo, Ham Lake, Lino Lakes, Anoka, Blaine, Fridley, Columbia Heights, Arden Hills, Brooklyn Center, St. Paul, Chanhassen, Shakopee and the surrounding areas.
Some of the reports were of tennis ball sized hail, which can do major damage. We will do the inspection and meet with your insurance adjuster and help you through the process to restore your home.
When storms come through and are accompanied by hail, each time hail hits your roof, granules are eroded. Eventually, if the damage is not repaired, you will have bigger issues like leaking and mold. That is why insurance companies pay to replace your roof and siding. However, you need some one to act on your behalf with the insurance companies.
Are your shingles curling? You have organic shingles which are defective. There was a lawsuit against the company that made these shingles, and it was settled two years ago. Until that time, the insurance companies would not approve these roofs. Now that the lawsuit is over, they will if we can find hail damage on the roof. You definitely will want to get this taken care of, and we will get it done for you. If we find that there is damage on your roof, the insurance company will have to approve it 100%, as there is nothing to replace it with. They no longer make these shingles.