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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 arrives with information on how these roofing and siding products interface with each other to accomplish a correct shield for your home’s interior.

Construction Defects

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.

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Compare LP SmartSide vs. Fiberglass Siding

admin : October 31, 2012 10:18 pm : General, Roofing & Siding, Siding

A view of LP SmartSide’s front (at top) shows the wood texture and the rear view (bottom) shows how the product is manufactured.

Choosing a new siding for your home involves sifting through many options, including style and material.

If you are seeking wood siding you likely already know there are alternative siding materials for lap, shake and panel siding.

Two such wood siding alternatives are LP SmartSide — an engineered wood product — and another relatively new siding material, fiberglass.

Both LP SmartSide and APEX fiberglass siding by Marvin, give the appearance and finish of wood.

LP SmartSide is made using treating wood strands with a resin binder and compressing them to give the board superior strength while being light weight. Use of the small, fast-growing trees means strong forestry practices limits the tree acreage needed to make the siding. The process includes adding a textured face that is embossed, providing a rough, cedar-like texture at a percentage of the cost of wood.

A view of APEX Fiberglass siding’s front (at top) shows the clips used in the water management system. The rear view (bottom) provides a perspective on the thinness of the durable siding.

APEX Fiberglass siding is made using a proprietary process that begins with fiberglass filament made from sand and ends with siding material. The process includes adding a acrylic finish with the color bonded into the material during manufacturing, not applied on the finished product. This means no painting decisions and no added cost.  more »

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Minnesota Roofing Options and Product Warranties

admin : May 25, 2012 6:21 pm : Roofing & Siding

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

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 »

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How Long Do Shingle Roofs Last?

admin : May 14, 2012 5:24 pm : Roofing & Siding

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 »

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