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When to Consider a New Roof

Posted on July 9, 2019

When to consider a new roof

Most homeowners dread replacing their roof, but when the time comes for new shingles, there’s no avoiding the investment. We’ve put together some tips for when to consider a new roof and the key season for roof installation.

When

A typical asphalt roof lasts between 20 and 25 years. Metal roofs can last for 50 years or more. Once you make the decision to replace your roof or upgrade, you’ll need to schedule installation. Which season is best?

In the winter, roof sealant won’t adhere as easily, and some shingles can’t be installed in cold weather. Fall is often the busiest time for roofers, so consider scheduling a new roof installation between July and September to get ahead of the game. A roof protects a home from wind and rain, so the best time to rip off the shingles and lay new ones is in dry weather.

Why

When the need is immediate, the decision is easy. Most homeowners opt for a new roof after a storm that results in wind, hail, or structural damage. Other signs of aging may surface over time and warrant a replacement. You can replace a shingle here and there, but it may be wiser to install a whole new roof depending on its age and the extent of wear. Look out for the following red flags:

  • Cupped or clawed shingles (when the edges and tabs are curled upward or downward).
  • Cracks, tears, and bald spots where granules have fallen off the shingles.
  • Beams of light coming through the boards in the attic.
  • Moisture in the insulation.
  • Stains and streaks on the ceiling.
  • Drooping or sagging, which could be signs of rotten boards and trapped moisture.
  • Roofing granules on the ground or accumulating near the downspout.

How

Look to Spotless & Seamless, your Twin Cities roofing contractor, the next time you need a replacement. Whether you prefer asphalt shingles or durable metal roofing, we’ve got you covered. We also provide seamless siding, windows and doors, and clog-free gutters.

If you’re not sure when to replace your roof, count on our professional team for an evaluation and an estimate. We’re a Maple Grove roofing contractor offering special financing, a referral program, and roofing repair in addition to installation. For metal roofing that Minneapolis and St. Paul homeowners trust to protect their homes, contact Spotless & Seamless Exteriors.


Spring Weather Preparedness

Posted on April 17, 2019

spring weather preparedness

With winter over, it’s time to talk about spring weather preparedness. Storms bring high winds, heavy rains, hail, and other hazardous conditions that could damage your property. We’ve put together a rundown on how to prevent, detect, and repair storm damage to your home.

How protected is your home?

Before the storms roll in, it’s important to assess how protected your home is from the elements. A worn or damaged roof, poor siding, or improperly installed rain carrying system could cause leaks, flooding, mold growth, and structural damage even in mild weather. Severe winds, rain, and hail will put more stress on your home’s exterior.  

How do you detect storm damage?

Some of the most obvious signs of storm damage are fallen trees, sagging gutters, broken windows, shingle debris, and flooded basements. But there are many other subtle signs you should look out for when surveying your basement, ceilings, walls, windows, doors, roof, and siding after a storm:

  • Expanding wood, dripping water, or discoloration on the ceiling and walls.
  • A musty odor throughout your home.
  • Cracked, dented, or missing shingles, vents, or flashing on the roof.
  • Dark spots from where roofing granules have been knocked away from asphalt shingles.
  • Roofing granules collecting in gutters or discharged from downspouts.
  • Dented, cracked, missing, or discolored siding.
  • Cracked wood finishes or stripped paint.
  • Broken window or door frames, holes and tears in screens, or dents on windowsills and windowpanes.

Following a storm, safety is top priority. Avoid climbing on your roof and be careful around broken windows. If your home has been flooded, contact a water removal company immediately. A professional can examine the extent of damage to your property so you know how much repairs will cost and if you should file an insurance claim.

Who should I contact for storm damage repair?

When a large storm strikes your area, you may have contractors coming to your door offering repair or replacement services. Always check that they are reputable. Ask for their license, proof of insurance, certifications, business address, and Better Business Bureau listing or Angie’s list ratings. Let Spotless & Seamless be your first call for storm damage repair.

Spotless & Seamless Exteriors provides asphalt and metal roofing installation and repair to homeowners throughout Minnesota. As your local steel siding contractor, we also offer United States Seamless® installation. Seamless steel siding is custom-fit to your home on-site, ensuring a flawless, seamless finish. One of the most durable and energy efficient siding materials in the industry, seamless steel will protect your home from the harshest elements.

SSE offers clog-free gutters that keep leaves and twigs out of your rain carrying system so your home can withstand torrential downpours. Rely on our revolutionary Superspout™ to carry rainwater away from your home and protect your foundation from flooding. As a Minneapolis/St. Paul window replacement contractor, we provide a variety of quality windows and doors for homeowners throughout the Twin Cities who have sustained storm damage or are just looking to upgrade.

We’ll take care of the mess and make sure your home is properly repaired with quality materials. Contact Spotless & Seamless Exteriors to learn more and request an estimate.


Down to the Core – Seamless Steel Siding

Posted on March 21, 2019

Seamless steel siding

Spotless & Seamless Exteriors is a proud contractor of United States Seamless®, a steel siding brand known for its unmatched quality, timeless beauty, and dependable warranties. We took a trip out to Klauer Manufacturing, a building product manufacturer in Dubuque, Iowa, to give you a glimpse of how our premium metal siding is made. View our highlight video and read on to learn more about seamless steel siding.

At Klauer Manufacturing, United States Seamless® siding is produced through a unique 10-step thermo bonding, coil-coating process. Beginning with a galvanized steel core, the siding is covered in the following layers:

  • Pretreatment
  • Nylon fibers
  • Corrosion-Inhibitive Primer – applied to the solid steel core for corrosion protection.
  • Water Resistant Backer – applied to the back for added corrosion protection.
  • DuPont™ Teflon® Surface Protector
  • Cool Paint Technology™ Infrared Reflective Pigments
  • Ceramic Hybrid Coating Primary Color

Ceramic pigmentation provides long-term, high UV radiation color and gloss retention, formulated with cool roof technology that meets ENERGY STAR solar reflectance requirements. Ceramic hybrid coatings are made of a unique proprietary resin system that withstands acid rain and corrosive environments. This manufacturing process ensures a consistent color application, color retention, and long-lasting finish.

Easy to clean and nearly maintenance-free, U.S. Seamless steel is known for its resistance to harsh weather, fading, and chalking. United States Seamless® products are also beneficial to the environment. Steel is one of the most recyclable building materials in the world. With ENERGY STAR compliant finishes, United States Seamless® siding will reflect solar and thermal radiation to keep your home cool in the summer. Steel siding wraps around your home with no seams for airtight insulation and protection during the winter months.

Available in multiple colors and siding profiles, United States Seamless® siding coordinates with their accessories, including

  • Soffit and fascia boards
  • Rain carrying systems
  • Siding, window, and door accents
  • Blocks, vents, and gables

As a United States Seamless® certified installer and professional siding contractor, Spotless & Seamless Exteriors can help you decide the best fit for your home. Using heated trailers with roll-forming equipment and cutting tools, we custom-fit siding right outside your home or business. This ensures a flawless finish that will beautify your home and stand the test of time.  We are a Minneapolis siding contractor offering many seamless siding styles, including Platinum, Mountain Cedar, and the Northwoods Collection.

At Spotless & Seamless Exteriors, we are committed to quality products and detailed workmanship. We earned the Angie’s List Super Service Award (SSA) just this last year, honoring our exceptional service ratings and reviews. As your Twin Cities siding contractor, we take pride in every step of our process, from integrity-driven consultations to careful cleanup. We’ll leave your property looking better than it was when we started.

Contact us today.


5 Common Types of Replacement Windows for Your Home

Posted on December 27, 2018

types of replacement windows

Homeowners decide to replace windows for a variety of reasons, including increased home security, weather resistance, energy efficiency, and style. We’ve outlined the five common types of replacement windows you should consider.
Three main factors that distinguish window styles are

  1. the window sash, or the frame that holds the glass panes,
  2. how the window opens and closes, and
  3. how the window projects from or is set into the wall.

Read on to discover the unique benefits each style offers your home.

Double-hung windows

Double-hung windows feature two panels of glass, each encased in a square or rectangular sash. Both sashes slide vertically to open and close and can be tilted inward or outward so you can easily wash the inside and outside of the window. Designed with Ply Gem Low-E glass, our double-hung windows are durable, versatile, and energy efficient.

Bay and bow windows

Available in double-hung or casement styles, bay and bow windows project outside the wall or corner of your home, adding a unique architectural element. A bay window is a deep shell of three glass panes, with one large center unit and two flanking it at a 35- to 45-degree outward angle from the wall. A bow window usually has four or five windows with less framing, creating a shallower, expansive shell that allows more natural light and adds elegance to any room. Bay and bow windows open up space for a cozy, cushioned window seat or a focal, sunlit shelf.

Sliding windows

Sliding windows feature two glass panels with one fixed and one gliding sash resting on an aluminum frame. The gliding sash opens sideways to overlap with the other along a track. Customizable and available in almost any size, sliding windows offer an unobstructed view of the outdoors and feature simple locks for a tight seal and increased home security.

Garden windows

Common over sinks or in kitchen areas, garden windows are constructed of glass panels that project from the exterior wall in a box-like shape, offering you a peripheral view of the outdoors. The side windows can be opened and closed easily to ventilate. The top window allows natural light to stream into your home, creating a natural mini greenhouse for plants or an eye-catching display case. Constructed of vinyl sashes, our garden windows require minimal maintenance and feature a weather-tight seal.

Casement and awning windows

Casement and awning windows are glass panels permanently set in the window frame that can be cranked open for adjustable ventilation. Casement windows are left- or right-hinged windows that crank outward to open, much like a door on a hinge. Awning windows are hinged from the top and crank open from the bottom. Casement and awning windows close tightly and securely, allow maximum air movement when opened, and are often paired with an inside screen.

If you’re looking for Twin Cities window replacement, look to Spotless & Seamless Exteriors. We are a Minnesota seamless steel siding contractor, but we also install windows and doors throughout the state. We offer Ply Gem windows known for their style, durability, and energy efficiency. Contact your Minneapolis/St. Paul window replacement contractor today to learn more.


How to Choose The Right Siding

Posted on September 27, 2018

right siding

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.


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.