Minneapolis Roofing and Siding Contractors
When it comes to your home exterior design, the founders of AMEK Exteriors, your Minneapolis roofing and siding contractor, got their start as roofers. We’ve become specialists in roofing and siding and can help you with any home exterior project.
Roofing and Siding Services
We do our research when it comes to roofing and siding manufacturers. We can help you understand the individual manufacturer requirements for installation. Our team of experts will be armed with information on how these roofing and siding products interface with each other to accomplish a true shield for your home’s interior.
In many cases, construction defects occur around openings such as doors and windows, along attachments like decks, and at places where different materials are abutting each other. At our initial meeting, we identify any construction defects that are currently impacting your roofing and siding. Next, we research current products for quality and durability. At installation, our team will follow or exceed the manufacturer’s installation requirements for an exterior home design that you can enjoy for years to come.
The National Roofing Contractors Association suggests that homeowners take the time to understand the two basic roofing and extended warranties options for their new roofs:
1) The manufacturer’s warranty. In general, these roofing warranties cover defects in the roofing materials itself.
2) Your Minneapolis roofing contractor will provide homeowners with a warranty covering his workmanship. Typically, this will cover installation and related issues. Most reputable companies offer one year to two years of coverage, but there is no industry standard.
Shingle manufacturers tend to use impressive-sounding long-term warranties to convince buyers that their shingles are the best and will last the longest. They compete over such features as the length of coverage, algae resistance, wind tolerance, and whether the warranty can be transferred to a new owner. more »
Three-tab asphalt are the most common form of roofing shingles. Warranty periods vary by their type and quality and can last anywhere between 20 and 40 years and more.
Owens Corning, for example, offers a 25-year limited warranty with their three-tab roofing shingle products. After 5 years, the warranty is pro-rated. That’s their standard warranty.
If you purchase a Preferred Protection Warranty Coverage … the 25-year limited warranty on the product still applies, but the pro-rated coverage period doesn’t kick in until 15 years.
Asphalt Roofing Shingles
Architectural asphalt shingles, such as those pictured right, are a step above three-tab asphalt shingles, and therefore longer warranty periods are normally associated with the high-end laminated sheets, which blend durability with decorative features. In most cases, asphalt roofing shingles are designed to last for 30 to 50 years. They withstand extreme temperatures and weather events…and are often available with a lifetime warranty. more »
After more than a year of demonstrations and rolling out of product information and specifications, DOW POWERHOUSE Solar Shingles are now available in Colorado and will be rolled out in targeted states through next year. It’s unclear if Minnesota is on that list of states.
Solar Shingle Installation
These solar shingles are installed alongside traditional asphalt roofing shingles by traditional roofing contractors. They protect the home while also generating electricity that can be used by the homeowner or sold back to power companies for use on the electrical grid.
Unlike bulky solar panels that sit atop a roof, these shingles are integrated into the roof line and the only wiring required is from a single shingle to a box that converts the DC power to the AC power used in homes. more »