by United Roofing MN | Sep 8, 2016
Built-up roofing has been around for more than 100 years, and its longevity as a roofing system is proof in and of itself that built-up roofing systems, or BUR, really are effective. This time-tested roofing system is an investment worth making, with a slew of benefits to prove its worth and reliability. When you invest in a built-up roofing system, you can be sure that the cost of installation will be well worth it, as this commercial roofing system will protect your business much more effectively against weathering than a single-ply roof. When your business is in need of a new roof and you’re looking for a long-lasting roofing system from a GAF certified contractor, United Roofing & Remodeling, Inc. is your best option in the Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Twin Cities area. Read Full Post
by United Roofing MN | Aug 21, 2015
When trying to determine which roofing contractor you should use in Minnesota, there are a number of factors to consider. With the internet, it’s easy to find a roofer. But it’s still difficult to find a quality roofer with solid credentials. You must do your due diligence when selecting someone who will be working on a system that keeps you, your family, and your valuables safe from the extreme elements of Minnesota. United Roofing and Remodeling has repeatedly stood up to all the expectations for a quality roofing contractor. Read Full Post
by United Roofing MN | Aug 19, 2015
A solid roof is obviously a crucial thing to have. Without it, your business wouldn’t survive beyond a couple days. It’s very important that you have a qualified, experienced roofing contractor handle the installation and repairs of your roofing system. United Roofing is a GAF Certified Roofing Contractor in Minnesota and we are well-versed in all types of roofing systems. It is important that you team up with a contractor who has experience with all types of roofing because we can determine which type is ideal for your building’s needs. Contact us today for reliable, fair roofing services in Minnesota. Read Full Post
by United Roofing MN | Jun 29, 2011First to pass ASTM D3161 Class F (110 mph) and ASTM D7158 Class H (150 mph) wind ratings on every manufactured shingle (per UL public listing) GAF Materials Corporation, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, today confirms that every shingle it manufactures now passes the two toughest wind tests in the roofing industry: ASTM D3161 Class F 110 mph and ASTM D7158 Class H 150 mph. Roofing contractors in the U.S. can now install any GAF shingle in any area without concern about whether they comply with national or local wind speed requirements. To its knowledge, GAF may be the only shingle manufacturer that can make this claim. GAF Shingles Now Pass Two Toughest ASTM Wind Test In order to pass these arduous ASTM tests, the shingles were first subjected to 110 mph winds using ASTM’s testing protocol. Not only did the GAF shingles pass, but they exceeded the test requirements by enduring the test conditions for a full two hours, showing no damage. They were then tested using the 150 mph wind test protocol, and passed again, thanks to GAF’s DuraGrip® adhesive’s tight seal. In case some contractors think that wind may not be a major concern outside of obvious coastal areas, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers (who develop wind guidelines for construction in the U.S.), the lowest wind speed that home designers should plan for is 85 miles per hour. In fact, for about 110 million people in the United States from Maine to Texas, codes require 110 mph or greater ASTM classifications. Further, high winds are not just a concern for coastal regions, as...
by United Roofing MN | Jun 7, 2011Roofing Company MN | Minnesota Roofing Contractor Is it Time for a New Roof? Curling Shingles: Curling shingles allow rain and snow to get into your property. These shingles may also be damaged by wind easily. Missing Granules & Exposed Shingle Mat: Granules are there to protect the asphalt from UV rays and water. If you view worn areas on your shingles your roof is deteriorating. Many times you will discover granule accumulation by your gutter downspouts. Broken or Missing Shingles: If they are not on the roof they are not doing their job!. Cracked Shingles: Many leaks arise from this condition. Nails that have come loose may contribute to this. Interior Water Spots: Notice any interior water spots on your ceiling? Life Of Roof Quality: Shingle installation can last between 10-25 years. If you notice many properties in your area getting new roofs it is a good idea to have yours evaluated. A roof system’s performance is affected by numerous factors. Knowing about the following will help you make informed roof system buying decisions: Sun: Heat and ultraviolet rays cause roofing materials to deteriorate over time. Deterioration can occur faster on the sides facing west or south. Rain: When water gets underneath shingles, shakes or other roofing materials, it can work its way to the roof deck and cause the roof structure to rot. Extra moisture encourages mildew and rot elsewhere in a house, including walls, ceilings, insulation and electrical systems. Wind: High winds can lift shingles’ edges (or other roofing materials) and force water and debris underneath them. Extremely high winds can cause extensive damage. Snow and...