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How to Choose The Right Siding

Posted on September 27, 2018

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We all know that we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. But most of us judge a home by its curb appeal—the attractiveness of a home’s exterior, as viewed from the street. Even though the outside of a home doesn’t sum up what’s on the inside, the material you choose to cover your home can affect the HVAC system and the safety of your interior walls from the elements. The right siding for your home can enhance its curb appeal, save you money, and shorten your ever-growing list of home maintenance chores. Learn why we recommend seamless steel siding.

The purpose of siding

At the very least, the exterior of a home—the siding—should protect its occupants, foundational structure, and ventilation systems from the elements. There are numerous factors you should consider when choosing exterior materials:

  • Water resistance
  • Ease of installation
  • Energy efficiency
  • Aesthetics
  • Versatility
  • Durability

Different types of siding

Homeowners can choose from a variety of siding materials, the most common being vinyl, brick, stone, stucco, fiber cement, wood, and stainless steel. Each varies in cost, durability, style, energy efficiency, and required maintenance.

Vinyl – By far the most widely-used exterior of modern homes, vinyl siding is made in panels or shingles, resulting in visible seams. The siding can melt in fires, be pulled off by the wind, or crack in cold temperatures.

Brick – Environmentally friendly and noncombustible, brick siding is the most expensive of the home cladding materials. Mortar may need to be replaced to seal out moisture, and because brick is porous, it can crumble without proper water drainage.

Stone – Unlike brick, stone is non-porous, making it moisture resistant. Stone is a completely natural, virtually indestructible material, but stone cladding is expensive to install. If improperly applied, the mortar can crack.

Stucco – Made of Portland cement, sand, lime, and water, stucco can be shaped and textured to cover curves in architecture and completely seal corners. Stucco application requires multiple layers and can crack if the foundation shifts.

Fiber cement – Made with cement, sand, and cellulose fibers, fiber cement looks like wood but lasts longer and requires less maintenance. Fiber cement can be difficult and expensive to install.

Wood – Wood presents a variety of style options, including logs, panels, or bevel siding made from pine, spruce, fir, cedar, or redwood. Wood can crack, split, warp, rot in excessive moisture, and burn quickly in the event of a fire. If painted, the color will fade or peel over time.

Seamless Steel Siding

Steel siding is an ultra-durable option, ideal for protection against snow, sleet, frost, rain, and wind. Spotless & Seamless steel siding is applied to the home without ugly seams, maintains its look indefinitely, and can be painted or recycled. It doesn’t absorb moisture or feed insects. Steel siding can be expensive, but unlike aluminum, steel retains its color and does not dent easily. Some textures resemble wood.

The best siding will protect your home from the extreme cold of winter, summer humidity, and unpredictable storms. At Spotless & Seamless Exteriors, your local steel siding contractor, we believe you can guard your home against the elements, save money on maintenance in the long run, and add to its curb appeal. That’s why we specialize in installing seamless steel siding for Minnesota homeowners to enjoy for years to come. View some of our metal siding projects.

Contact your Maple Grove siding contractor today to learn more.


No More Gutter Cleaning with LEAFAWAY® Gutter Protection

Posted on August 20, 2018

LEAFAWAY® gutter protection

As fall approaches, you may be in for some daunting and inconvenient home exterior maintenance. Leaves drop from the trees onto your roof and clog your gutters. With a LEAFAWAY® Gutter Protection System, you won’t have to clean your gutters, and you can experience these other benefits as well:

Avoid injury

Gutter cleaning can be a dangerous task. Never climb up a rickety ladder or crawl along the edge of your roof again. The LEAFAWAY® gutter system does the work for you. Leaf guard gutters strain runoff water so that twigs, leaves, acorns, needles, and pine cones do not fill your gutters.

Save money on home repairs

LEAFAWAY® Gutter Protection keeps your gutters free of ice and prevents leaves from getting into your gutters in the first place so that you can avoid larger messes.

  • Fallen gutters – In the winter, ice and snow can build up and prevent water drainage. An obstructed gutter will overflow and form icicles, which can tear the gutter from its place.
  • Water leaks – Clogged gutters can cause a leaky roof, ponding, or rotting soffit and fascia boards.
  • Insect invasion – The decomposing leaves that accumulate in your gutter are a source of food for insects, which could eventually make their way into your home.

Reduce maintenance

Depending on the number of trees on your property and the type of vegetation in your area, you may have to clean your gutters up to every three months. If your home is surrounded by pine trees that shed pine needles and cones year-round, you could save time and energy by installing LEAFAWAY® gutters.

Update your home exterior

As summer fades away, so does the greenery on the trees. Your landscape may begin to lose its color, but your house doesn’t have to. The LEAFAWAY® gutter system is available in many different colors that will complement your home. LEAFAWAY® gutter protection is manufactured on-site and fitted to your home’s fascia boards for a seamless finish. The one-piece seamless gutter design creates an efficient system that blends in with the contour and siding of your home.

The experts at Spotless & Seamless Exteriors are your Minnesota clog-free gutter professionals. As a Midwest siding company, we know that your home needs to be protected from the elements. That’s why we provide seamless clog-free gutters and steel siding. Spotless & Seamless Exteriors installs the best gutter covers Minneapolis and St. Paul have to offer.
Contact us today to learn how we can save you time, energy, and money with LEAFAWAY® gutter protection installation.


Hail Damage to Roofing

Posted on May 15, 2018

Hail Damage to Roofing Spotless and Seamless Exteriors

When a hail storm slams your neighborhood, the damage to your roof can vary greatly. Knowing how to identify damage can save you hassle and money down the line.

Damage Variables

Wind speed and direction can change the severity and location of hail impacts. Larger hail creates more damage and most hailstones are not perfectly round, making different impacts to the surface. Trees, buildings, or other neighboring structures act as natural barriers from hail. They can cause more damage in dangerous storms, such as when a tree falls on your house.

Materials absorb hail differently. Hail can dent asphalt roofing, gutters, and aluminum siding.  If you are hit with softball sized hail, the density can be strong enough to puncture a roof. Vinyl or wood shakes can crack, while metal roofing is tough and highly resistant to hail damage. Contact the Minneapolis roofing specialists at Spotless & Seamless Exteriors to learn more about the different kinds of roofing materials.

Age or Hail Damage?

Wear and tear can be mistaken as hail damage. Exposure to sun and weather over time can make asphalt shingles brittle and aged in appearance. Blistering, cracking, flaking, and algae are also signs of age. However, hail damage can be unmistakable if there are black, shiny, or soft spots on asphalt shingles. Wood shingles will have random damage with cracks that are orange/brown in color, sharp, and have no deterioration. Lastly, checking if your vents, gutters, siding, or air conditioner have dents too can signify claimable damage.

If you believe that your house has been damaged by hail, contact Spotless & Seamless Exteriors, Twin Cities roofing contractor, for a free roof inspection. You can make a claim with your insurance rep or agent as soon as you know there is hail damage. Any neglected damage from earlier storms or aging is noticeable and not covered by insurance. Over time, damaged shingles can deteriorate from the sun and rain. Shingle debris can get caught in your gutters and exposed areas are susceptible to leaks, wind damage, and mold.

It’s a large investment to replace or repair a roof but protecting the value of your home is important.  If your roof shows signs of serious aging or hail damage, we can help.

You can count on our experts at Spotless & Seamless Exteriors to provide fast, high quality, and personalized service to complete your Minnesota roofing repair on time.


Seamless Steel Siding

Posted on May 3, 2018

Maintenance-free seamless steel siding

Spotless & Seamless Exteriors, a Maple Grove siding contractor, is the exclusive Twin Cities provider of United States Seamless® Steel Siding products.

What is Seamless Steel Siding?

Maintenance-free seamless steel siding is the most durable exterior siding product available today. Made from multiple layers of finish adhered to a galvanized steel core, the weather-resistant siding delivers a consistent color application and the texture and grain of wood.

The siding is manufactured on-site, custom-fit to the exact length of your home. This eliminates unsightly seams and splices for a smooth, beautiful look. Unlike vinyl siding, steel is non-toxic, fire-resistant, and can be recycled.

Spotless & Seamless Exteriors offers a wide variety of color and profile choices for an exterior that best suits your personal style, including these exclusive U.S. Seamless collections:

Why Choose Seamless Steel Siding?

There are many benefits to choosing seamless steel siding, whether you are remodeling or building a new home, including:

  • Various color and style choices for siding, accent siding, soffit, fascia, and trim accessories.
  • Stain-resistant, maintenance-free finish.
  • Exclusive finish technology that protects against excessive fading and chalking and improves your home’s energy efficiency.
  • Limited lifetime warranty against fading and chalking.
  • The beautiful look of wood with the strength of steel, year after year.
  • Added home value.

Why Choose Spotless & Seamless Exteriors?

Spotless & Seamless Exteriors is your local siding contractor. We live and work in the Twin Cities, and we understand the needs of homeowners in the area. Whether you are building a new home, have recently experienced storm or hail damage and need repair, or it’s time to refresh the look and feel of your home’s exterior, count on the steel siding experts of Spotless & Seamless Exteriors. We have the knowledge and experience to help with any of your home exterior remodeling needs, from seamless steel siding and gutters to roofing, windows, and doors.

Combine the beauty of genuine wood with the durability and convenience of maintenance-free seamless steel siding. Contact Minnesota siding contractor Spotless & Seamless Exteriors to learn more.


North St. Paul Exterior Remodel

Posted on May 30, 2017

For the best in residential exterior remodeling, look to Twin Cities siding contractor Spotless & Seamless Exteriors. Not only are we experts in seamless steel siding, we provide a full range of exterior remodeling services, including roofing, windows and doors, gutters, and more. When the time comes to replace your worn or high-maintenance siding, as well as improve the appearance and value of your home, contact Spotless & Seamless Exteriors.

Spotless & Seamless Exteriors, a Maple Grove siding contractor serving the entire Twin Cities metro area, recently remodeled a home in North St. Paul, Minnesota.

North St. Paul Exterior Remodel

North St. Paul Exterior Remodel - Spotless & Seamless Exteriors

North St. Paul, MN Exterior Remodel with U.S. Seamless Steel Siding from Spotless & Seamless Exteriors

The home was a favorite for woodpeckers because of its cedar siding. This created many holes – as well as many issues and hard work for the homeowners. The siding professionals at Spotless & Seamless Exteriors installed new U.S. Seamless steel siding in the popular Traditional 6 ½-inch lap in Northwood, with Canyon Red accent color for the corners and trim.

So, what does this mean for these North St. Paul Homeowners? No more painting or staining. No more filling woodpecker holes with foam. And finally, no more worries or hard work, thanks to our Lifetime labor and material warranty, which includes fading, chalking, or peeling.

All this, plus a beautiful home – the look of wood without the work! Consequently, the homeowners couldn’t be more pleased with their new seamless steel siding from Minnesota siding contractor Spotless & Seamless Exteriors.

SSE is proud to be the Twin Cities area’s exclusive provider of United States Seamless® Steel Siding products, known for their timeless beauty, superior strength, and proven performance. The benefits of steel siding from Spotless & Seamless Exteriors include:

  • • Custom-fit siding manufactured on-site to any length.
  • • Smooth, beautiful look free from any splices or unsightly seams.
  • • Galvanized steel core and multiple layers for strength and performance.
  • • Look and texture of wood with consistent color and the best no-fade warranty in the industry.

 

Contact Minnesota siding contractor Spotless & Seamless Exteriors to learn more about maintenance-free seamless steel siding.


Dayton, MN Exterior Remodel Before & After

Posted on May 17, 2017

Spotless & Seamless Exteriors, a Maple Grove siding contractor, is known throughout the Twin Cities Metro area for our expertise in exterior residential remodeling. We can refresh the look and feel of any style home with seamless steel siding, updated windows, new roofing, and much more. A remodel will improve curb appeal and increase the value of your home.

Twin Cities siding contractor Spotless & Seamless Exteriors recently remodeled a lake home in Dayton, Minnesota.

Exterior Remodel Before & After

Dayton MN Exterior Remodel Before & After - Before - Spotless & Seamless Exteriors

Dayton, Minnesota Lake Home – Before

 

Dayton MN Exterior Remodel Before & After - Before - Spotless & Seamless Exteriors

Dayton, Minnesota Lake Home – Before – Stucco, cedar siding, and detached garage

 

SSE built a front porch with new footings, cedar, and stone.

Dayton MN Exterior Remodel Before & After - After - Front Porch - Spotless & Seamless Exteriors

Dayton, Minnesota Lake Home – After
New Front Porch with Cedar and Stone

 

SSE, a window contractor in Dayton, added new windows on both the front and lake sides of the home. The upper level stucco was removed along with the cedar siding on the rest of the house, and the rotten sheathing was repaired. SSE installed new U.S. Seamless steel siding on both the house and the garage, as well as Boulder Creek cultured stone on the upper front of the house, inside the new front porch, and on the entire façade of the garage. A breezeway now connects the house and the detached garage.

Dayton MN Exterior Remodel Before & After - After - Spotless & Seamless Exteriors

Dayton, Minnesota Lake Home – After – U.S. Seamless steel siding in Autumn Brown, 6-inch traditional lap

 

For window replacement and seamless steel siding in Dayton, MN, call Spotless & Seamless Exteriors. SSE is the top Dayton window replacement contractor and Dayton siding contractor.

Contact Spotless & Seamless Exteriors today to discuss how we can help refresh the look of your home.


2016 US Seamless Awards

Posted on May 2, 2017

Minnesota seamless steel siding contractor Spotless & Seamless Exteriors recently received three 2016 US Seamless Awards at the United States Seamless 24th Annual Conference, held in Fargo, North Dakota in February of 2017.

International Design Award

The International Design Award recognizes the best photo entry based on appearance, as well as use of U.S. Seamless products. The award-winning home, pictured below, is located in Rogers, Minnesota. Maple Grove siding contractor Spotless & Seamless Exteriors has received the U.S. Seamless International Design Award three years in a row.

2016 US Seamless Awards - International Design Award presented to Spotless & Seamless Exteriors

SSE President Alex Petrashov receives the International Design Award from U.S. Seamless General Manager Jay Wik

 

2016 US Seamless Awards - International Design Award winning home in Rogers, MN - Spotless & Seamless Exteriors

International Design Award winning home located in Rogers, Minnesota

 

Sales Growth Award and Five-Star Customer Service Award

The Twin Cities siding professionals of SSE received two other awards, the Sales Growth Award in addition to the Five-Star Customer Service Award. U.S. Seamless presents the Sales Growth Award to the franchisee with the highest percentage of sales growth of their products in 2016.

2016 US Seamless Awards - Sales Growth Award presented to Spotless & Seamless Exteriors

U.S. Seamless General Manager presents the Sales Growth Award to SSE’s Vitaliy Tkach

 

The Five-Star Customer Service Award recognizes franchises that provide exceptional customer service as well as achieve a performance rating of Excellent.

2016 US Seamless Awards - Customer Service Excellence 5 Star Award presented to Spotless & Seamless Exteriors
SSE is proud to be the Twin Cities’ exclusive provider of U.S. Seamless products. U.S. Seamless is the #1 choice in long-lasting, American-made seamless steel siding. Through franchised dealer and Midwest siding company Spotless & Seamless Exteriors, U.S. Seamless provides seamless steel siding, gutters, steel roofing, and home improvement products. SSE offers homeowners a wide selection of siding profiles and colors in addition to accessories for a smooth, beautiful look without unsightly seams.

For the best in seamless siding in Minneapolis/St. Paul and the surrounding area, contact your Twin Cities seamless siding professionals at Spotless & Seamless Exteriors.

2016 US Seamless Awards - United States Seamless - Spotless & Seamless Exteriors


2016 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Posted on April 13, 2017

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Spotless & Seamless Exteriors, Inc. Earns Esteemed 2016 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Award reflects SSE’s consistently high level of customer service

Spotless & Seamless Exteriors, Inc. has once again earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award. The award reflects an exemplary year of customer service to members of the local services marketplace site in 2016.

This achievement is particularly significant as Angie’s List experienced unprecedented member growth in 2016. More than 1.6 million consumers joined Angie’s List after the company added a new, free membership tier.

“Companies that can meet higher demands without missing a beat in their exemplary performance standards truly do stand apart from their peers,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks.

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2016 winners have met strict eligibility requirements. These requirements include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade. Winners must also be in good standing with Angie’s List, pass a background check, and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

Angie’s List updates service company ratings daily as consumers submit new, verified reviews. Members grade companies on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality.

Spotless & Seamless Exteriors, Inc., a family-owned company founded in 2002, is proud to be recognized once again with an Angie’s List Super Service Award for outstanding levels of quality and service in the exterior remodeling industry. Experienced SSE professionals offer unparalleled workmanship and careful attention to detail, taking pride in every step of the process.

Spotless & Seamless Exteriors provides a wide range of products and services, including seamless siding, roofing, windows and doors installation and replacement, and gutters, serving homeowners throughout Minneapolis, St. Paul, and the surrounding Twin Cities metro area.

Read Angie’s List consumer reviews of Spotless & Seamless Exteriors here. Learn more about Spotless & Seamless Exteriors at www.nomoreseams.com or call 763.428.1111.

 


Spotless & Seamless Exteriors Has a New Website!

Posted on October 27, 2016

Spotless & Seamless Exteriors

Featuring responsive design and interactive content, Spotless & Seamless Exteriors, Inc.’s brand new website layout is seamless on smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops of any screen size for a customized user experience.

Be sure to also check out our official houzz, YouTube, GooglePlus and Facebook pages to see customer reviews and photos and videos from our latest projects. Follow us on our blog and your favorite platform for exciting updates on Spotless & Seamless Exteriors!

While we have overhauled our online presence, Spotless & Seamless Exteriors still offers the same high-quality upgrades for your home. We promise no more seams in your siding, no more leaves in your gutters, no more leaks in your roof and no more outrageous energy bills. Our home exterior services include:

As a locally-owned and operated company based in Osseo, MN, Spotless & Seamless Exteriors can provide you with recommendations on design and color as well as product selections that fit your unique needs and lifestyle–all within your budget! From consultation through completion and cleanup, our quality workmanship and careful attention to detail makes all the difference.