Our team answers homeowner questions every weekend on WCCO 830 AM from 9:00 am-10:00 am. Have your most pressing home improvement questions addressed by calling or texting 651-989-9226. Here’s the must-know information our COO, Andy Lindus, shared on 5.9.20.
Full frame window replacement can entail cutting or removing some of the home’s siding in order for proper installation to take place. This approach varies from insert window replacement, where often only the sash is removed. While cheaper, this approach can create problems. For example, during insert casement window replacement, the only part of the window that would be replaced is the component that moves. This makes it impossible for a reputable contractor to inspect for water and air infiltration issues. This is particularly concerning because previous installation errors are major contributors to the aforementioned quandaries.
When it comes to asphalt roof replacement, it’s foolish to retain the services of a contractor that simply bids off of satellite images and foregoes the opportunity to visually inspect the roof for defects. A visual inspection can reveal evidence of rot on the roof deck. This will increase installation costs and should be brought to the homeowner’s attention if possible prior to work commencing. An attic inspection can also reveal if insulation and ventilation upgrades are necessary. Consequences of improper roof installation include attic mold, roof leaks, and loose shingles. Now more than ever, homeowners have the resources to research their roofing contractor in order to ensure the company they are working with is trusted and reliable. They should be able to provide references of past customers and show examples of their previous work. Signs your roof is nearing the end of its lifespan can include curling or cracked shingles, loose flashing, and a wet attic.
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