When & How to Update Your Home with New Siding

You might notice your home could use some updates. As a Twin Cities area homeowner, you are fully aware of how harsh winters can be on the home here. As summer begins to wind down and fall is now on the horizon, it is a great time of year to consider some updates for your home. One of the best ways to spruce things up and make the exterior of your home more aesthetically pleasing all year round is with new siding. Thankfully JTR Roofing, experts in siding replacement and repair, can help you accomplish this goal. The current warmer weather makes it prime time to take down the old siding and install the new. Here are a few signs that you should call a siding contractor for your Maplewood home as well as a few of the siding materials you can choose from.siding contractor

  • What does your siding look like? Go outside and take a walk around your house. Do you see siding that is rotted, loose, falling off of your house or that looks like it is in a state of disrepair? If you see any siding that looks like its seen better days, then you should call us and we can send a siding contractor out.
  • Notice any mold or mildew? This can sometimes be another good indication that you should call a siding contractor. While these issues can sometimes be linked to poor insulation or ventilation, they can sometimes also result from siding that needs to be repaired or replaced.
  • Have you noticed your home’s heating and cooling bills increasing? It is a possibility that your siding needs to be repaired or replaced by a siding contractor.

And, there are a wide range of siding products on the market that fit every budget, residential design and personal taste, including:

Vinyl. Vinyl is an affordable, quality siding replacement option that has increased in durability over the years. It comes in a wide selection of colors and styles, is low maintenance and moisture repellant.

Aluminum. Aluminum siding is very popular, is fireproof, holds paint well, is cost-efficient and is even recyclable. For more information about aluminum siding, contact our siding contractor to learn more.

Wood. Authentic and charming looking, it provides natural installation, longevity and ease of repair.

And, these are just a few of the options to choose from! Not sure if you need new siding or what kind of siding will suit your personal tastes? The experts at JTR Roofing, siding contractor, can help you choose the right siding for your Maplewood home. Call us today at 651-777-7394 or Contact Us.

Debunking Popular Roofing Myths

There is a lot of misinformation floating around out there about roofs, roofing repair and maintenance. Because your roof is so essential, it is important to keep track of what is and isn’t true in the world of roofing, and of course, that you choose a roofing contractor you can trust. At JTR Roofing, we specialize in roofing for St Paul and the surrounding areas and we would like to debunk a few roofing myths that might have otherwise mislead you. It’s important to get the facts straight so you know exactly what to look for in the condition and repair of your roof.

Myth: Roof inspections aren’t that important.

A roof inspection by a professional roofing contractor, like the ones at JTR Roofing, is a necessity. Not only is long-term maintenance a requirement for many roof warranties, but regular roof inspections could help you save time, money and hassle in the long run. The sooner a roof problem is noticed by a roofing contractor, the sooner it can be fixed.

Myth: My roof is fine as long as it’s not leaking.

How old is that roof of yours? Is it the original roof on your home? Has it been patched up over the years? These are questions you will want the answers to. Each roof type has a shelf life. You will want to know its age—the older it is, the more likely you will be to have to opt for a roof replacement.

roofingMyth: When shingles fall off, I just need to worry about replacing the shingles.

Roofing tiles and shingling do fall off over time and these items can easily be replaced. But if those shingles tend to fall off from the same spot over and over again as time passes, this may point to a larger problem. There could actually be a hole and therefore a potential leaky spot. A roof replacement may be in your best interest in some cases.

Myth: You can cover a layer of existing shingles with a layer of new ones.

False! The best way to make sure that your new roof will not leak and will remain in good shape is by ripping off all of the old shingles before putting the new ones on. The wood sheathing underneath the shingles can rot because of leaks and other damage, so it is best to make sure all parts of the roof are replaced if need be. The roofing experts at JTR Roofing can help determine if simple repairs or a replacement is needed.

Are you interested in getting more information about roofing in St Paul or about any of our roof repair services? Call JTR Roofing at 612-419-6906 or you can Contact Us.

 

5 Things Homeowners Need to Know about Filing Insurance Claims Following Storm Damage

Last Sunday morning, on June 11th, a line of strong thunderstorms swept across central and southern Minnesota, knocking out power and causing damage to thousands of homes. High winds, hail, and downed trees can cause a variety of damages to a roof and it is essential that you take care of these repairs as soon as you can. After all, one of the most important parts of your home is the roof. It’s what protects you, your loved ones and your belongings from the elements.

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Because your roof is so essential, it is also important that you choose a roofing contractor you can trust and work with your insurance company to get that repairs you deserve. So, if your Stillwater home requires roof repair following storm damage from our recent storm, here are the five essential things you need to do when filing your insurance claims and setting up your repairs:

  1. Call your insurance claim company’s toll free number.
  2. Provide them with the date of the storm and type of damage (in this case that will likely be wind/hail).
  3. Next, they will provide you with a claim number and let you know an adjuster will be contacting you within a few days to set up the inspection.
  4. Choose a state licensed local contractor that you trust.
  5. Have the contractor meet the adjuster for the inspection. This will ensure:
  • That the contractor will make sure the adjuster does not miss any damage.
  • The contractor and adjuster will agree on the scope of work to eliminate re-inspections.
  • The contractor and adjuster will agree on the price of the claim prior to starting the work.
  • The contractor will represent you if the insurance company wants to deny the claim.

Choosing a trusted contractor and having them meet your adjuster will make the whole insurance claim/construction project go quickly and smoothly. At JTR Roofing, we have over 25 years of experience working with insurance companies and getting the job done as smoothly as possible. And, in Minnesota and Wisconsin, we are all too familiar with the extreme weather here. That’s why all of the materials that we install (slate, metal, cedar, shingles and more) are good choices for our climate. Of course, if you have any questions about roof repair, storm damage or installing a new roof, you can always call us for expert advice.

If you would like more information about roof repair in Stillwater or about any of our roof repair services, call JTR Roofing at 612-414-7102 or you can Contact Us.

How and When to Choose a Roof Replacement

One of the most important parts of your home is the roof. It’s what protects you, your loved ones and your belongings from the elements. And a nice and well-maintained roof can add plenty of curb appeal to your home. JTR Roofing is a roofing contractor in the Woodbury area, providing quality, professional roof installation and repair. Take the following expert advice into consideration when deciding whether a roof replacement or repair is in order and how to decide what kind of roof is right for you.

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When to Have a Roof Replacement

General deterioration and telltale signs of wear and tear on your current roof is often your best indicator. How old is your roof? The average roof lifespan is expected to be roughly two decades. If your roof is nearing this point, you should consider having it looked at by a roofing contractor like JTR Roofing. If age is not an issue and all is going rather smoothly including proper function of gutters, minimal leaks and there is zero rodent access; simply replacing damaged shingles should allow for proper roof functionality for years to come. Your roofing contractor can help you decide what’s best for your home.

Determining Your Roofing Budget

While we always do our best to make sure you get a fair and reasonable price of any roofing repair or replacement services you get from us, some roofing materials are more budget-friendly than others. Talk to a roofing contractor at JTR Roofing and they can give you some estimates. They can also help you determine if a roof replacement or roofing repair is in order. Why waste your time and ultimately your money on a repair if it’s only going to suffice your roof lasting just a few more years? The repair approach on a roof near the end of its lifespan is thought to buy you two more years on your existing home. So, it’s best to find out the specific needs of your roof.

Appearance & Functionality of Your New Roof

In Minnesota and Wisconsin, we are all too familiar with our extreme weather. You don’t want to have to call us for roofing repair because you chose a material that will not stand up to the outdoor elements. All of the materials that we install (slate, metal, cedar, shingles and more) are good choices for our climate. Next, go outside and take a long look at your home. Try to notice the colors and some of the smaller details. Your new roof should complement the aesthetics of the rest of your home. An experienced roofing contractor will be able to help you find the right style roof for your unique home.

Of course, if you have any questions about how to choose a new roof, you can always call us for our expert advice.

If you would like more information about hiring a roofing contractor in Woodbury or about any of our roof repair services, call JTR Roofing at 612-419-6906 or you can Contact Us.

JTR Roofing Inc. – Celebrating 25 Years!

Starting as one roofer, some tools and a truck to now celebrating 25 years! Wow! Over time our core professionals, with more than 100 years combined experience, have made JTR Roofing, Inc. one of the top exterior companies in the Twin Cities metro area. Using honesty, hard work and dedication to customer satisfaction, JTR Roofing has become known by homeowners, construction contractors, real estate agents and insurance professionals as a company they can trust.

Celebrating 25 years of serving homeowners!
With word of mouth advertising, friendly sales professionals and knowing that the most important aspect of business is your reputation, JTR has provided quality service with the goal that every customer should be satisfied. By using the highest quality materials, workmanship and prompt warranty service done by our core professionals, we have been largely successful at accomplishing that goal.

Celebrating 25 years of serving construction contractors!
General contractors and remodelers of all sizes, property managers, large corporations and Army Corps of Engineers have all relied on JTR for our experience. We have fixed hundreds of long standing water infiltration problems all over the nation. The industry professionals know when they call us for a project, inspection, repair or service request that it will be handled promptly and with the level of professionalism they require.

Celebrating 25 years of serving real estate professionals!
Real estate professionals have been a large part of our business success. Much like a tool in their toolbox, they rely on us for inspections, certifications, repairs and complete remodels. Whether they’re a realtor, broker, property manager or investor, they know JTR will get what they need done before closing.

Celebrating 25 years of serving insurance agents!
In the Midwest, storms occur frequently. Due to our integrity, many insurance agents refer their customers to us. Insurance companies appreciate our experienced staff who work with them with a level of integrity and professionalism that is often lacking in the insurance restoration industry.

Looking back, we realize how JTR Roofing, Inc. has made it this far:

  • Customer satisfaction
  • Experience
  • Professionalism
  • Integrity
  • Punctuality

Looks like we have what it takes for 25 more! Thank you very much to all our past, present and future customers! We appreciate your business! Please check out our new website and contact us for any of your home exterior needs.