Maybe you’re considering a fixer-upper in a great neighborhood around Minneapolis-St. Paul like Maple Grove, Apple Valley or Spring Valley, but the exterior looks like it hasn’t had an upgrade since the ‘70s.
What’s more concerning is that the roof and siding do not protect the home as intended. So, when you see water damage on ceilings and walls, it is apparent that one or the other is not doing its job.
Sure, siding should make your home look great, but more importantly, it should protect your home from the weather. If there’s water damage on the ceilings and walls, imagine what’s happening within the walls and ceilings. There could be significant mold and mildew, which could harm your family’s respiratory health, or water damage to major support systems.
None of this needs to deter you from buying the home if the square footage, number of bedrooms and baths meet your requirements and the neighborhood and schools are to your liking.
If you haven’t bought the house yet, let us give you an estimate on the necessary repairs so you will know the actual cost of buying that house. Then, when you buy the house, you can let the Signature professionals turn it into the home of your dreams.
Roofing, Insulation & Gutters
A house’s protection starts at the roof. First, of course, its job is to keep out rain, snow and snowmelt. If the shingles are worn beyond repair, you can do an overlay of new shingles in some cases. However, some loan guarantors like the VA and HUD typically allow one overlay.
If there has already been one overlay, the old shingles must be torn off, and a new vapor barrier, shingles, flashing, drip-edge and roof caulking must be applied.
While we’re up there, we can ensure the sheathing or plywood underlayment is solid. We ensure no supports are water damaged and remove water-damaged insulation and mold growth and then, add a sufficient amount of new insulation.
Siding, Windows & Door Replacement
Often, older doors are not made from a solid material, or the deadbolt cannot pass into the frame. We recommend door replacements made from steel with steel frames that the deadbolt can slide into and a strong kickplate.
Siding can be expensive, but it is well worth the expense to keep your house warm and cozy and add curb appeal.
Call Signature Home Services to Schedule a Home Facelift
Whether you’re buying or selling, an exterior facelift of the home can add significant value and make the house safer. Signature Home Services can do all these repairs with one contract. Call 651-731-1147 to get a no-obligation estimate today. Use the handy contact form; we can further discuss the benefits of each material.