It's all too easy to get complacent about your roofing and siding. For years or even decades, these essential exterior components protect your loved ones and your home from everything that Minnesota's extreme weather throws at them.
The Downside of Older Roofing and Siding
Your roofing and siding should remain leak-free even after heavy rains and melting snows. Moisture should stay outside where it belongs, while siding and shingles should hold fast when powerful thunderstorms rumble through the area.
Inevitably, however, signs of aging eventually appear. You might find shingles strewn across the yard after windstorms strike. Or you might see staining on interior drywall -- evidence of water invading your home. Minor stop-gap repairs may only address problems in the short-term. Eventually, repairs to aging materials will become too frequent or too expensive. Gradually, or in one dramatic event, that older roofing or siding may fail.
Too often, exterior damage to your home appears at inopportune times, like when you're away on a business trip or a vacation. However, adding new shingles and siding will dramatically reduce the frequency and severity of repairs and disruptions to your schedule.
Benefits of New Roofing and Siding
There are some important advantages to investing in new roofing and siding, and the costs are often less than they first appear to be.
When you replace your roofing or siding, some of the costs may be offset by lower energy costs. For example, GAF's Timberline "Cool Series" shingles reflect more of the sun's ultraviolet radiation back into the atmosphere, making it possible to potentially reduce cooling costs when summer temperatures inevitably surge into the 80s and 90s.
High-quality vinyl, fiber cement, aluminum and steel siding address the varying needs of Minneapolis-area homeowners. Fire-resistant, super-durable James Hardie siding is the most popular fiber cement siding in the country. Insulation boards under the siding can also improve R-values and decrease energy costs.
Don't forget that many homeowners find that they can get a fair portion of their investment back if and when they sell. This is illustrated in Remodeling magazine's annual Cost vs. Value report for this part of the country.
Contact Us Today
Our team at Alexander Exteriors welcomes the opportunity to discuss the advantages of new roofing or siding with you. Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with our top-quality materials and generous warranty. Remember that Alexander Exteriors is certified by GAF, the largest roofing manufacturer in North America.
Alexander Exteriors serves residential clients in Coon Rapids, Columbia Heights and many other nearby communities. In addition to siding and roofing, also look to us for high-quality doors, windows, gutters, fascia and soffit.
Please reach out to us today to arrange for your complimentary evaluation and estimate!