Situated in Burnsville, MN, the West View Hills Neighborhood is the location for an array of homes built in the last 1960’s to early 1970’s. Although located in the city limits, Lawrence & Becky’s home felt secluded due to its generous sized lot on a cul-de-sac. Surrounding the home were an abundance of mature trees that provided ample shade in the summer months, but created a hefty raking chore in the fall. When the couple reached out to us for their Burnsville custom home remodeling project, their biggest priorities were elevating their home’s energy efficiency through the installation of new windows and getting gutters installed. Here’s a list of solutions we provided to meet these needs.
Windows: increased energy bills and drafty windows and doors are telltale signs that windows and doors have reached the end of their lifespan. In Lawrence and Betty’s case, both of these scenarios held true and they were eager to find a solution. We proposed the installation of SeasonGuard windows. Created for our extreme temperature swings, we pride them in being the best replacement windows in the Twin Cities. The biggest benefits of these energy saving windows is that they have an industry-leading low air leakage rating. The lower the air infiltration, the more comfortable a home is. In addition, SeasonGuard windows have an expanded glass area, outperforming boxy window frames that reduce exterior views. The SeasonGuard windows we installed for this project were a combination of awning, bay, casement, and picture. The white windows utilized an exterior earth tone window wrap color in order to complement the new gutters, soffit, and fascia.
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Soffit & Fascia: One advantage LeafGuard® Brand Gutters hold over basic gutter systems is that they attach to a home’s soffit and fascia. Utilizing this installation technique over attaching the gutters to a home’s shingles guarantees that the roofing warranty remains intact. Lawrence and Becky’s soffit and fascia hadn’t been updated in quite some time. As part of this project, we advised the couple on the benefits of vented aluminum soffit and fascia. Advantages of maintenance-free soffit and fascia include lower heating bills and a moisture barrier to protect against rot. The majority of homeowners we work with opt for aluminum over wood because it eliminates the need for frequent staining.
Gutters: The biggest drawback of the gutters Lawrence and Becky had on their house was that they were no match for the property’s stately trees. Clogging was a consistent concern. In addition, the gutters were undersized and prone to overflowing. LeafGuard® Brand Gutters proved to be the perfect solution for this home. Crafted in an industrial size with extra-large 3” x 4” downspouts the gutters were certified by the Good Housekeeping Institute to handle in excess of 32 inches of rain per hour. In addition, the patented, one-piece system is guaranteed to never clog. In the event it does, our team properly outfitted with safety equipment will be the ones addressing the issue. The LeafGuard® color the couple selected for their home was Terratone and it’s done wonders for the property’s curb appeal.