Spring Cleaning for Your Home Exterior

Spring seems to be arriving a little earlier this year, so why not get a head start on your spring cleaning and renovating? As the expert siding contractor for Hudson, we have put together a few of the most important areas to cover when looking to improve the curb appeal of your home’s exterior and siding.

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Exterior siding is exposed to the elements, so it’s not going to last forever. Fading from sunshine, damage from storms and other elements can all take a toll on your siding. Dirty, broken or worn out siding can significantly decrease the curb appeal of your home. Our team of experts can get your home covered with new siding and instantly boost its curb appeal. It will also better protect your home and prevent leaks and other issues that can come from inferior protection. And, there are many different types of siding to choose from; vinyl, wood, metal and more! And, here at JTR Roofing, we are well-versed in them all.

Have you noticed your home’s heating and cooling bills increasing? It is a possibility that your siding needs to be repaired or replaced. New siding from our siding contractor will also, of course, transform your home and have it looking brand new. It’s amazing what new siding can do.

A siding installation is also a great time add a house wrap to your home, which can protect your interior walls from moisture, and greatly reduce heat loss as well. Even if you don’t go for house wrap, your siding installation will give you a chance to seal gaps in old, aging siding, which can let in drafts and cold air during harsh weather.

A contractor from JTR Roofing can evaluate your building design and help you determine if additional weatherproofing features are needed. Now pour yourself a hot cup of pumpkin spice because with new siding, you’ll be cozy and toasty all winter long.

It is also important to give it a good cleaning twice a year to keep it looking its best. Cleaning vinyl siding is relatively easy. Clean vinyl siding using a pressure washer; mix water and a small amount of laundry detergent and spray it on the vinyl siding with the pressure washer. Be sure to rinse the soap off thoroughly with plain water.

For more information about our siding contractor serving Hudson, call JTR Roofing, siding contractor, at 651-777-7394 or Contact Us.

How to Keep Your Siding Looking & Performing its Best this Winter

Your siding is exposed to the elements 24/7 and with our Minnesota winters, it gets its fair share of wear and tear. You would too, if you were constantly outside, so it’s important to take care of your home’s exterior. As the experts in siding for Woodbury and the surrounding areas, we would like to offer some winter siding care tips to help keep it looking and performing its best. By taking these proactive measures you can help your siding get through the winter unscathed and keep your home looking healthy.

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Vinyl Siding

Vinyl is one of the most popular forms of siding, probably in part because it requires a low amount of maintenance. A siding contractor like us knows how to properly install it so it will last for many years. Cleaning vinyl siding is pretty easy. You should clean your vinyl siding about twice a year (preferably during warm weather) using a pressure washer. Mix water and a small amount of laundry detergent and spray it on the vinyl siding with the pressure washer. Be sure to rinse the soap off thoroughly with plain water. This of course should not be done in the winter months. It is best to wait until spring so that nothing freezes.

And remember, don’t paint vinyl siding; doing so may void some manufacturers’ warranties. 

Wood Siding

Wood siding maintenance is a little bit more involved than vinyl. While wood is a beautiful option for your home’s exterior, it’s still wood, which means it’s susceptible to rotting. Water is the enemy of wood siding so keep an eye out for signs of rotting, especially if we see a lot of rain, snow, or ice this winter. Peeling paint is a good indication of rotting wood, so make sure you address those concerns as soon as possible to avoid extreme deterioration.

Cleaning wood siding is also a pretty simple task. You need a bucket of warm water, a mild soap and a soft-bristled brush. Clean each section of your wood siding from top to bottom and be sure to rinse it thoroughly. Wood siding is usually sealed and stained before it is installed. A siding contractor like us will be sure of it. So you should not have to worry about the wood becoming rotted. But again, it is best to wait until spring to perform the all-important task of cleaning it.

Aluminum Siding

Aluminum siding is a fairly low-maintenance material as well but you should clean this type of siding the same way you do vinyl. Be sure you never scrape your aluminum siding, and if you have to patch it, use a filler that is made especially for metals.

If you if you notice any issues with your siding this winter, contact the experts at JTR Roofing as soon as you can. To learn more about siding for your Woodbury area home, call JTR Roofing at 651-777-7394 or Contact Us.

How to Prevent Roof Damage this Winter

The holidays are officially here and most of the country has already seen its first snow. These cold temperatures as well as ice and snow can take a toll on area homes and their roofs. It is essential to keep an eye on your roof to avoid ice dams and other roof damaging occurrences. Large amounts of snow and ice can quickly become troublesome, causing ice dams to form as the snow accumulates, melts and accumulates. As the trusted residential roofing contractor for Oakdale and the entire Twin Cities area, we would like to offer up some ways to help prevent damage to your home and its roof this winter.

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How do ice dams happen? An ice dam is formed on a slanted roof when heat from the attic causes snow on the roof to melt. Ice dams are also often the result of a warm attic. So, the key to preventing ice dams is keeping your roof cold. One of the best ways to do so is by ensuring you have proper insulation and ventilation. It is essential your attic is properly insulated so be sure to upgrade your insulation in order to prevent damaging ice dams. Choose an insulation with a high R-value to reduce heat loss by conduction. It is also important to improve attic ventilation. Allowing heated air to escape in a controlled manner will help keep the roof colder which will reduce the melting of the snow. 

It is also important to ensure your roof doesn’t have any leaks or weak spots. When ice dams form, water then builds up behind the ice dam where it can seep under shingles and into the house. The tell tale sign of an ice dam is a lot of icicles or a large icicle hanging from the roof. You might also find ice in your gutters or downspouts which will cause water to back up behind it and into the house.

You can also help protect your roof by removing snow from your roof. But be extremely careful and don’t try to chip through any ice as this can cause damage to your shingles. And, if you have leakage from an ice dam and can’t rake the snow off the roof, the best way to get rid of the ice dam is to hire a residential roofing contractor to steam it off.

Ready to get some help with your roofing this winter? Contact our roofing contractor serving Oakdale and the surrounding areas by calling JTR Roofing at 651-777-7394 or contact us

How to Know When it’s Time to Replace Your Business’s Roof

Whether you’ve owned your business location for decades or you just recently moved into the neighborhood, it is essential to be aware of the health of your business’s roof. The roof is your business’s first line of defense against the elements so you don’t want to neglect to identify when your roof could use some work. Not only does it protect your business and its employees, it also shows your customers, clients and visitors how you care for your business and take care of it. It can even increase the value of your property if you ever intend to sell. So, how is your commercial roof? Here at JTR Roofing, we are the trusted commercial roofing contractor for the Hudson area, providing quality, professional roof installation and repair. That’s why we’ve put together some expert advice to help you know when roof repair or replacement is in order.

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So, how do you know when your roof could use some work? General deterioration and telltale signs of wear and tear on your current roof is often your best indicator that you should call a commercial roofing contractor. The average lifespan of a roof is roughly two decades. If your business’ roof is nearing this point, you should consider having it looked at by a commercial roofing contractor. If age is not an issue and all is going rather smoothly, minimal leaks and there is zero rodent access; simply replacing damaged shingles should allow for proper roof functionality for years to come. Your commercial roofing contractor can help you decide what is needed for your roof.

Ready to get started but are unsure what type of roofing is right for your business? Talk to our commercial roofing contractor and we can give you some estimates as well as tell you more about each type of roofing material. We 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 lead to roofing replacement in a few months? When it comes to a business, we know how important this can be and we will be sure to recommend what’s best for you.

For more information about hiring our commercial roofing contractor for your Hudson business or about any of our roof repair services, call JTR Roofing at 612-419-6906 or you can Contact Us.

Why Fall is the Ideal Time for Roof Replacement

Have you been putting off essential roof repair or replacement? Whether you own a home or a business, it is essential to have any roofing issues addressed before the winter hits. If you have either been told you need to need to replace your roof or if you just have a strong inkling that something needs to be done, you’ll want to take care of it before the first snowflake falls. As the expert roofing contractor for Maplewood and the surrounding areas, we’d like to tell you more about why fall is a great time for roof replacement and repair.

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Regular maintenance and inspections can reveal any damage to your roof or potential issues that could compromise your roof system later on. Inspections are best performed in spring and early fall. If you missed a spring inspection, you will want to schedule an inspection, replacement or repair before cold weather hits in just a few months.

Autumn means that winter is around the corner. A clear day with optimum temperatures makes it easier for your roofing contractor to install roofing systems. Of all the seasons of the year, autumn is the perfect time for roof repair and replacement projects. It’s during this time that scorching heat waves are finally over and the brittle cold is still a ways off.

If you have any leaking or other types of issues now, think of how ice and freezing rain will affect your roof now through the spring. Melted snow can seep into open cracks and when it refreezes, any crack you have will widen and increase the chances for leaks and even interior mold.

Once you make the decision to repair or replace your roof, you should always be sure to hire the best roofing contractor in order to get the job done safely, efficiently and professionally. It’s a best practice to contact at least three contractors when planning to have your roof replaced. Getting multiple quotes provides variety and will ultimately result in the best value.

And, by getting the work done in autumn, new shingles have enough time to bond to the roof before wet winter weather arrives. This helps them better insulate your home from cold temperatures and moisture. By roofing in the autumn, you’ll be able to reap the benefit of a better insulated home in the cold winter months.

So, take advantage of the ideal conditions that autumn provides and have a trusted roofing contractor check your roof. It’s a good investment for such an important aspect of your home.

Are you interested in getting more information about our roofing contractor serving Maplewood and the surrounding areas? Call JTR Roofing today at 612-419-6906 or Contact Us.

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