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Quick Guide to a Minneapolis Exterior Home Makeover

Spring in the Twin Cities – it’s a great time to make some changes and refresh your life, right?  But it’s also the perfect time to give your home a fresh, new look.  This time of year we see people out working in their yards, putting in new landscaping. Or maybe they’re adding some decorative touches to the outside of their homes to change things up a bit.

The exterior appearance of a home IS important, but since it means making an investment in your home, you need to make sure that you’re doing it the right way. This means changing the things that need to be changed and making sure that you have the right look and feel when you hire a company to come out and provide the exterior remodeling your home needs.

Unless you’ve got an unlimited supply of cash to accomplish all your home exterior improvement dreams, chances are you’re going to have to pick only a project or two.  So the first thing you want to do is prioritize your ideas and go after the areas that are the most critical. Those are usually the roof and the siding, the two elements that cover the majority of the outside of your home and keep it protected and secure.

Roofing Is Important

Having a good, sound roof on your home is probably the most important element.  It can change the way the home looks and also how it feels. But a roof is much more than appearance.  The right roofing cane make your home more energy efficient. It can also reduce or eliminate repairs and maintenance, saving you money over. With the variety of roofing products on the market, including metal roofing, you can have something that looks nice but also is appropriate for our area. Consider the age and the condition of your roof; it may be time to have it replaced.

Durable Siding Protects

Since we live in Minnesota, it is important that you chose a siding product that is going to last and withstand our weather, which can often be harsh.  Siding has to stand up to hail, subzero temps, humid and hot summers, and heavy wind-blown rains and snow.  James Hardie fiber cement siding is an exceptionally strong  material that provide the home with a way to look its best while also protecting it inside and out. We also install Craneboard® insulated vinyl siding that is not only strong but energy-efficient, because it provides an extra layer of exterior protection for your home, keeping it more comfortable indoors and helping you save on heating and cooling costs.

Old Drafty Old Windows?  New Replacement Windows Are a Must

After your roofing and siding, consider the state of your windows.  Most energy loss in a home is through window openings, so if yours aren’t doing the job, it’s time to replace them. The windows that you put in need to match the home itself, but they should make you feel like you’ve chosen the best in terms of energy efficiency as well as durability.  Why not contact us to find out more about the many awesome window brands we carry here? We’re sure we have something perfect for your home.

If the exterior of your home could use some help, you shouldn’t have to do it alone. Our industry awards on exterior remodeling speak for themselves on why you’d want to work with us for your projects like siding and replacement windows.  We are a licensed home improvement contractor serving the entire Twin Cities metro area.



Window Outfitters is a premier Window Replacement, doors, siding contractor and installer. As Contractor in the St Paul, Minneapolis, (Twin Cities) Minnesota (MN) metro, we proudly serve, but are not limited to, the following areas: Minneapolis Energy Efficient Vinyl Windows, Replacement Window Contractors Minnesota, Burnsville, Apple Valley, Lakeville, Savage, Bloomington, Edina, Richfield, Eagan, St Paul, Hastings, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Maple Grove, Eden Prairie, Farmington MN, Chaska, Shakopee, Chanhassen, Victoria, Mendota Heights Anderson Windows Minneapolis, Marvin Windows Minneapolis.