Baby it’s Cold Outside…Keep the Cold Out with Window Replacement

It’s that chilly time of year again! Are you tired of putting shrink wrap plastic up over your old, outdated windows? Or trying a number of other energy saving techniques each year to help curb the cost of your high heat bill? These techniques can take a toll; both financially and mentally. Everyone that’s ever struggled with drafty old windows can relate to the struggle. The struggle is real! It is time to take control over your heat’s efficiency with window replacement for your Woodbury home.

Window Replacement WoodburyThe experts at JTR Roofing are here to help! We can install new, energy efficient windows to help you save time and money not just during the heating season; but year-round! In addition to heat savings, new windows can improve on the value of your home making an incredible return on your investment.

If you replace your windows tomorrow and sell your home the following day, you should be able to recoup the majority of your cost. One of the top features home buyers look for in a new home is energy efficient windows. So, there’s nothing to lose! Your property value may increase, which also increases your resale value. Another often overlooked benefit of window replacement is curb appeal. Simply put, new windows look amazing!

Purchasing new windows might seem costly at first, but after evaluating your monthly energy savings year after year, it’s one of the best home improvements you can make. Did you know that older, single-pane windows are often the source of much of your home’s heat loss? Energy efficient windows can substantially reduce the costs associated with heating and cooling. High-performance windows not only provide reduced annual heating and cooling bills, they also reduce the peak heating and cooling loads. Cold glass can create uncomfortable drafts as air next to the window is cooled and drops to the floor. New windows can stop this vicious cycle!

Your home is the place you live, learn and grow. It’s the place you go for comfort. So, ensure the comfort of your home with new, energy efficient windows. The benefits of window replacement far outway the cost.

Not sure if you need new windows or what kind will suit your personal tastes? The experts at JTR Roofing, siding contractor, can help you choose the right window replacement for your Woodbury home. Give us a call today at 651-777-7394 or Contact Us.

To Repair or Replace? That is the Question

How do you know when your roof is in need of repairs? With so many storms popping up, chances are you could require some repairs soon. After the storm passes, one of the first things you should look at is your roof. Whether you can physically get up there to take a look yourself or simply look for signs inside; it is essential to find any roof related issues as soon as possible. And, with cooler weather and winter being just around the corner, now is an important time to make sure your roof is in tip-top shape. JTR Roofing specializes in roof repair for Minneapolis, providing quality, professional roof installation and repair. Take the following areas 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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Shingles

Are your roof’s shingles curled or buckling? This is another sign that you may need a roofing installation. Look at the slopes of your home that get direct sunlight and if you notice the shingles are curling and/or losing granules, give us a call.

Missing shingles are another sign your roof could be failing. Our experts at JTR Roofing can take a look at your shingles and let you know if you will need roof repair or roof replacement.

Leaks

Have you noticed any leaks inside? Or, have any trees or limbs recently fallen onto your roof? Take a close look at your home’s gutters as well. Do you see any granules collecting in your gutters or downspouts? We can come out and take a look at your roof and make any necessary repairs or let you know if you are in need of roofing replacement.

Age

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.

Whatever the issue, JTR Roofing can advise you on what roof repair or roof replacement you require. 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.
Of course, if you have any questions about roof repair, you can always call us for our expert advice.

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

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.