Minneapolis Storm Warning Tornado Watch

Tuesday June 14th, 2016 The Minneapolis and surrounding metro areas are under a storm warning and tornado watch. Residents can expect high winds, large hail and possible tornadoes. The watch is in effect until 10 pm CST.

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KARE 11 Local Severe Storms

As we brace ourselves for another of mother natures unpredictable storms there are some important things to think about before the Minneapolis storm weather comes to your home.

  • In event of a tornado from the Minneapolis storm make sure you have a place to get safety. This may be a basement, crawlspace, storm shelter or even a bathtub if no other options are available. you will want to keep you and your loved ones away from windows and doors.

  • It is always good to have a backup emergency kit for if the power or other utilities become unavailable. Such things in a kit like this may be flashlight, water, batteries, food items  etc.

  • Make sure to unplug any electronics that you want to protect if lightening strikes from the Minneapolis storm. Surge protectors will provide some safety for your valuable personal files and electronics but unplugging such items is the safest way to make sure the information on them and the item itself is safe from damage.

  • Are all of your belongings that are susceptible to wind or hail in safe location? (vehicles, personal belongings, plants etc.) If you can place these items so they can be shielded form high winds or falling hail such as inside a garage or under shelter to protect them.

If the Minneapolis storm severe weather does affect you or your home it can cause all sorts of damage. From hail damage to wind damage it is important that after the storm you make sure than your home and your possessions are accounted for and are safe. Look for items that may have blown away and make sure to do a walk around your home to see if there are any changes to your roofing or siding. High winds can cause shingles or siding to become detached and may lead to potential leaks.

If you have shingles or siding missing after the storm it is important to call a LOCAL contractor such as Northface Construction IMMEDIATELY to come and address the issue. We will come and either fix the damage on the spot or provide temporary tarping or other boarding up services to protect the rest of your home.

If you had hail at your house it is important to take pictures of the hail left on the ground and to call Northface Construction to come and assess if there is hail damage to you shingles and other areas of your home. Hail damage usually cannot be seen from the ground so it is important to have a professional HAAG Engineering Certified inspector come and assess the potential damage.

We hope that this information is helpful to all of you, please share with family and friends so they can follow the right steps to protect themselves and their property during severe weather such as today.

If you need immediate assistance tonight June 14th, 2016 call 24 hours for immediate response and assistance if you are having leaks or severe damage. We will be on call to service homeowners all night.

CALL 763-433-2269 or 844-612-HAIL

Wheaton Storm Damage

Sunday June 12th, 2016 severe weather developed in western Minnesota and the Dakotas leaving damage in it’s path. Residents may be affected by hail and wind need to contact their trusted local MN storm damage contractor Northface Construction to investigate potential hail or wind damage on their cabin or home. Northface Construction is a fully licensed and insured general contractor that specializes in roofing, siding and storm damage remodeling and is a great resource for Wheaton Storm Damage affected residents. Please reference the below map to look at where hail damage was reported by our hail tracking software.

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If you or someone you know has a residence in the Wheaton, Browns Valley or Traverse county areas their residence may have been affected by the Wheaton Storm Damage on Sunday June 13th, 2016. If this is the case they should contact Northface Construction for a 100% FREE damage assessment. We provide a free damage assessment and document any hail or wind related damages that may have occurred. Northface Construction will also meet your insurance company adjuster to present the damage findings and present a real market value for the repair of the Wheaton Storm Damage. We are highly versed in the process of contracting insurance claim projects and provide the top quality customer service and workmanship to our clients which is why over 75% of our projects are referrals from past customers.

It is important to choose the right contractor for the work on your cabin or home caused by the Wheaton Storm Damage. Many companies in the market today are volume driven and the client does not get the attention or quality they deserve as a paying customer. Northface Construction will have their HAAG Engineering Certified Inspector perform a detailed damage assessment and will give you an honest opinion on whether you have experienced a loss of life on your property from the Wheaton Storm Damage. We do not advise homeowners to file claims that are not justified because we are trained and certified by HAAG Engineering which is the basis of hail identification training for many insurance company adjusters.

If you would like a FREE damage assessment for your property that may have been affected by the Wheaton Storm Damage please give us a call at 844-612-HAIL or 763-433-2269

Local Roofing Contractors

The best roofing contractors are the local roofing contractors, especially if you are looking for great service, quality work and a company that will be around to help in the future. When choosing a roofing contractor it is usually the best bet to go with the local company that can satisfy your roofing needs to the highest extent with fair pricing.

Northface Construction provides the top quality labor, materials and service when looking for local roofing contractors. Northface Construction provides residential re-roofing and commercial re-roofing services to the Minnesota metro and central Minnesota. We provide top quality experiences and unrivaled craftsmanship out of all the Minnesota local roofing contractors. We do this through the use of quality management operation procedures and the use of efficient technology to provide this unrivaled service to our clients.

As local roofing contractors we at Northface Construction provide all types of roofing systems such as Asphalt shingle, Cedar shake/shingle roofs, Metal roofs as well as numerous commercial flat roofing systems such as TPO, EPDM and others. With years of experience completing both residential roofing projects and commercial roofing projects we understand that each project is different. From size, scope, system, special circumstances as well as site plans that need to be developed and maintained to provide proper project execution. Our job here at Northface Construction is to not only be your local roofing contractors, but to be your project consultants.

As local roofing contractors it is very important for us to maintain quality excellence in our work so we provide 10 year transferable labor warranties on our roofing systems as well as any applicable manufacturers warranties available. It is our pursuit to serve you and your interests that makes us the local roofing contractors of choice in Minnesota.

If you would like to know more please feel free to call us at 763-433-2269 or Email us at  Info@NorthfaceConstruction.com

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Quality Management Promise

I started in the construction industry at age 15, from that point forward it has been my life. Over the years being involved on numerous projects of various sizes and scopes I realized that there was a need for a different kind of contracting company. A company that values the quality of the client experience and the trade craftsmanship provided. Many companies say that they provide these things and they might, but, we have established quality management protocols, tools and systems that keep a tangible grip on maintaining our quality here at Northface Construction. By doing this we are able to measure our key performance indicators on all facets of the client experience to hold ourselves accountable and maintain a certain expectation of quality throughout.

Northface Construction is built to serve our clients to a higher satisfaction than any other company in the market today. Every decision I make for this company is based on the values that create the personal interaction and finished projects that are needed in the modern construction industry. The market is different today than that of even 5 years ago, which is why we promise to our clients to be constantly pursuing new technology and systems that provide higher value, efficiency and quality to the services we provide. The days of high pressure sales are moving out the door, we know our clients are smart and informed individuals who need a consultant not a salesman to satisfy their construction needs.

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Since starting Northface Construction, there are a few core values that have remained and been the building blocks for our success with our clients. The core values are Sustainability, Honesty and Customer Service. Sustainability is an idea that means a lot to me and Northface Construction, it is built from three pillars of sustainability; Environmental Sustainability, Social Sustainability and Economic Sustainability. Northface Construction ties all three of these concepts into every decision that we make. I know through these actions that we can have a strong positive influence on the communities, people and companies we impact.

“I personally stand behind every job that Northface Construction contracts and always will be an advocate for customer service and quality oriented construction.”

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Josh Swisher

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Metal Roofing Contractor Finished Project

As a metal roofing contractor Northface Construction takes pride in the drastic changes in appearance and performance that we can provide to our clients.

 

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These clients were referred to us and it was a great opportunity to work with some wonderful people.  Upon our first meeting it was established that the client was highly interested in doing a type of metal roofing on their home but were unsure of what type was the best option for the amount they were looking to spend. We spent time developing three different proposals for these prospective clients. Each of these options had their benefits and budget. As part of our service process we were able to EDUCATE the client on what each option provided and actively listen to what their specific needs were. After identifying the needs of our client we were able to CONSULT them on which option might be the proper metal roofing system would be for their application.

The client chose to go with Central States Panel-Loc Plus System with 26 Gauge metal. This is because it provided the appearance, performance and fit in the budget in which they were comfortable with.Upon completing our first two goals of Educating our client and Consulting them it was time to provide the third goal to DELIVER a quality result on our promises. We set a schedule for the build of the project, pulled the applicable permits, and ordered an efficient amount of material. As a professional metal roofing contractor our initial goal was to complete the project in 5 business days and due to the optimal efficiency of our process we were able to cut that short and complete the project in 4 working business days!

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This was a great project and the transformation was phenomenal! These clients went from having a failing outdated roofing system to a weather-tight, beautiful metal roofing system that will perform for a lifetime! As you can see in the photos the dramatic difference in curb appeal is astounding and we are proud to have been the metal roofing contractor of choice for these clients!

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If you are interested in learning more about the metal roofing systems that Northface Construction installs as a metal roofing contractor please give us a call today for a FREE estimate and consultation at

763-433-2269

 

Thanks,

Josh Swisher

President

Roofing Contractor Recognition and Affiliation – Northface Construction

The toughest part of choosing a roofing contractor is knowing who to trust. As talked about in our previous post How to Find a Trusted Roofing Company  there are important steps you can take to make sure you are finding the proper roofing contractor for your project. But, what types of affiliations does a company have and how do each of those establish that this roofing contractor is the one to work with?

  1. BBB

    • The Better Business Bureau is an establishment that holds businesses accountable for their practices in the marketplace and give a rating associated with the overall ethics and satisfaction that a roofing contractor  is conducting business. Companies can elect to become an Accredited member by paying membership dues and agreeing to abide by the BBB Code of Conduct.
  2. Manufacturer Certification

    • Roofing contractors can be manufacturer certified for different brands of shingles on the market. They must abide by manufacturer specification for installation, a code of conduct in business practices and have an outstanding track record of quality work to become certified. With being certified, the roofing contractor is being backed by the actual manufacturer of the product they install, which is a BIG deal. Most of these certifications by manufacturers also enables the contractor to provide much better warranty coverage than that of a typical contractor who is not certified. This is a HUGE plus because these stronger warranties could save the homeowner thousands in the future for a low cost up front.
  3. Houzz

    • Houzz is a social media type home style and decor site which allows contractors and other home products or designers to showcase their work and interact with potential clients. It allows residential consumers to look at photos and styles and add them to a portfolio to save and plan for their upcoming project or redesign. Houzz is very unique in the fact that is allows consumers to interact with professionals and ask questions about the showcased work. Companies who are awarded service awards by Houzz are chose because of their highly positive reviews and past interactions with clients which is another good insight into how a roofing contractor serves their clients.
  4. Angie’s List

    • Angie’s List requires roofing contractors to have at least one review from a current Angie’s List subscriber before they can be a service providing member. The site relies on actual reviews from REAL clients to judge on the overall experience and performance of work provided by the contractor. So not only do companies need to abide by a code of ethics, they really do need to satisfy their clients to be listed as a top provider. If a company receives an Angie’s list award or even is a service providing member you can know that this company is vetted, tried and tested.
  5. Trade Associations

    • Trade associations are a great indication of a companies trustworthiness and it shows insight into their culture as well. If a roofing contractor or other type of contractor is an active member in a local association it can be a good indication of their care for their local community and how they uphold strong ethics in how they do business. Most associations have strong missions that will incorporate an ethical standard of it’s members and seek to improve the community in which they serve.
  6. Chambers of Commerce

    • The local chamber of commerce is another affiliation that a reputable roofing contractor might have. Like trade associations, your local chamber of commerce with have business standards that it upholds for it’s members. It also is another way to see the insight of the culture of the roofing contractor you are looking to do business with and their care for the community in which they serve.
  7. Online Reviews

    • Online reviews can be found in many local listing spots such as Google, Houzz, Angie’s List, Yelp, BBB etc.. These will give you as a consumer a full overview of what type of quality experience and craftsmanship they provide to real local clients that have had experience. The value of online reviews for potential consumers and roofing contractors alike is immeasurable. Because not only can you get a full view of the company but, contractors can find out how they can serve their clients better. Another indication of the companies integrity is how they address and respond to bad reviews.

We here at Northface Construction believe that as a consumer you are best served by us through providing relevant and valuable information that can provide you with the tools to make an informed decision. your home is your biggest asset and that is why we promise to Educate, Consult and Deliver on the services we provide so you are satisfied with your experience to the fullest extent possible. If you would like to talk more about your upcoming exterior renovation project please give us a call at 763-433-2269 and we would be happy to provide you with a free estimate and consultation.

GAF Glenwood Roofing Shingles

GAF Glenwood Roofing Shingles

As a Preferred Weather-Stopper Roofing Contractor for GAF roofing materials, Northface Construction can be your resource when looking to install designer series shingles on your house. Designer shingles provide exceptional dimension and durability to any home to stand out and create it’s own unique style and curb appeal. GAF provides many choices in the designer grade styles of shingles. The newest and most prominent style to be introduced is the GAF Glenwood roofing shingles.

GAF Glenwood Roofing Shingles are designed to give the look of wood shakes with less maintenance, cost and better warranty coverage. They are the ideal choice for homeowners who want the distinctive look of an authentic wood-shake roof, with the added benefit of enhanced color options and the highest fire rating available. Glenwood roofing shingles feature a triple-layer design that will give your roof the ultra-dimensional, highly desirable look of authentic hand-cut wood shakes. In fact, no other triple layer asphalt shingle matches the thickness of Glenwood roofing shingles! So now you can distinguish your property the way it was meant to be, with a top-performing, ultra-thick shingle that delivers all the natural beauty of real wood shakes.video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player

Not only do you gain the look of authentic wood shake shingles but and exceptional amount of protection for your biggest asset (your home). Glenwood roofing shingles are ultra thick with triple-layer protection that not only provides maximum dimensionality, but resistance to impacts from weather and wear. They also come with Stainguard protection which helps ensure the beauty of your roof against unsightly blue-green algae. Glenwood roofing shingles also provide a class A fire rating from underwriters labratory testing along with Dura Grip adhesive seals that are warranted against winds up to 130 mph!

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Northface Construction is a Certified installer for GAF shingles, meaning we are backed my the #1 largest shingle manufacturer in the nation. We are able to provide Lifetime roofing shingle warranties that exceed any competing brand in the market. We take strong pride in our partnerships as well as our work. Our mission is to provide the highest quality craftsmanship, experience and customer servie int he market through the use of new technology and quality management techniques. We are not your typical roofing contractor because we understand our clients each have their own needs and not one size fits all when it comes to proper job execution and the right product or budget.

If you are interested in finding out more about GAF Glenwood roofing shingles we would be happy to provide a FREE consultation with no obligations! We like to Educate, Consult and Deliver so you can make the right choice that fits you. Call today at 763-433-2269 and ask for Josh.

Thank you for reading and I look forward to meeting you,

Josh Swisher

Minnesota Association of Exterior Specialists- Northface Construction

Minnesota Association of Exterior Specialists Mission

“To represent homeowners and contractors at the state level by lobbying for fair and appropriate laws. “

“To improve professional and ethical standards of our industry while educating homeowners and supporting the community.”

We are excited to announce that Northface Construction is now a member of Minnesota Association of Exterior Specialists! This association was founded in 2009 in response to harmful legislation proposed at the capital. Since then the associations numbers have grown to include suppliers, distributors and many top notch exterior contracting companies.  It is important for Northface to be involved in not only our local community but the state of Minnesota as a whole in protecting the industry from unfair legal changes that could affect homeowners and construction companies alike. We fully agree with the ethics which are upheld by the Minnesota Association of Exterior Specialists and how we can positively influence the industry to serve homeowners and create jobs at the same time.

We decided it was in our best interest to join this association for a number of reasons, the first of which being our clients. This association values ethical business practices and protects the rights of homeowners and contractors through lobbying efforts at the capital. This association is also another validation of Northface Construction’s dedication to quality craftsmanship, processes and relationships. As a member of Minnesota Association of Exterior Specialists, we are required to uphold certain expectations in how we conduct business, serve our customers and our impact on our local community.

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Membership Requirements

  • Must be in business for 3 or more years
  • Must be in good standing with BBB
  • Registered legally with the state of Minnesota

Membership Code of Ethics

  • Pull all applicable permits required for construction
  • Perform construction to meet or exceed all codes and manufacturing specifications
  • Advertise with integrity and honesty
  • use ethical sales practices
  • Resolve customer complaints promptly and professionally
  • Honor financial obligation to vendors, laborers, taxes etc in a timely manner

5 Reasons to Choose a Minnesota Association of Exterior Specialists Contractor for your next project!

  1. ALL members are vetted by their peers…OTHER CONTRACTORS!

  2. ALL members are LOCAL – No out of state “Storm Chasing” companies that will disappear after the storm has passed.

  3. ALL members must be in business at least 3 years to qualify for Minnesota Association of Exterior Specialists.

  4. BBB Certified – 95% of our members have an A+ BBB Rating.

  5. ALL members are checked yearly for Department of Labor and Industry for enforcement or actions.

The standards and mission that MNAES upholds and strives for are truely important in the pursuit of an ethical and fair market for homeowners and contractors alike. By being a member of MNAES Northface is fulfilling our mission of customer satisfaction through quality relationships, processes and affiliation.

Roofing Storm Damage

 

If you are questioning the lifespan of your roof or think that you may have experienced roofing storm damage at your home you need to Get a Quote or get a free damage inspection from us here at Northface Construction.

Roofing storm damage may occur when weather related activities occur such as hail or high winds occur. It is important to call a professional roofing contractor who actively engages in storm damage business such as Northface Construction.

Once you have gotten in touch with Northface Construction regarding your roofing storm damage we will immediately schedule a day and time that works best with your schedule to have our project consultant come and do a thorough inspection of your roof. During this inspection, the project consultant will identify any damage that may have occurred that would be covered by your insurance company. During this time you will have informational literature regarding Northface Construction and the roofing storm damage insurance claim process.

When the project consultant has finished their inspection they will provide you with documentation of the damage found on the roofing material along with the long term effects this may have on the life of your roof. Our project consultants are highly trained in the identification of hail and wind damage on roofing materials so you can be rest assured that we will not recommend to file a claim on damage if we believe it is not substantial enough.

Upon presentation of the roofing storm damage your Northface Construction Project Consultant will provide you with detailed instructions and information to pursue filing an insurance claim. Our service on your behalf only is just beginning at this point. Our project consultant will meet with your insurance adjuster during the insurance companies inspection of the roofing storm damage. We will provide a detailed estimate for the insurance company based on the damage found during our inspection of the property and negotiate the claim settlement amount upon real and true market rates of our area. Northface Construction is highly knowledgable in the negotiations with insurance companies regarding the price and scope of insurance claims as we are Independent Construction Contractors of America trained.

Once the scope and price of the project are determined for the roofing storm damage loss on your property Northface Construction will immediately put your project into production. We pride ourselves on our efficiency and quality craftsmanship. We maintain that through the use of technology and quality management practices that we have specifically designed to serve our customers to a higher level than competitors in Minnesota.

We are proud to boast that over 50% of our business comes from referral business from highly satisfied clients that we have served. You can be positive that you are making the right choice when you choose Northface Construction

If you would like to schedule your FREE damage inspection or FREE roofing estimate

CALL TODAY at 763-433-2269 or 844-612-HAIL or click GET A QUOTE

Thank you for your time and opportunity to serve you,

Sincerely,

Josh Swisher

President

 

Construction Team- Katie Swisher

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Northface Construction is proud of our valued team that contributes to our success as a contractor in the Minneapolis metro areas. We would like to share more about our construction team and who we are with our clients so they may know us and what makes us the best at what we do. So it is our pleasure to introduce Katie Swisher our Office Manager to you all!

Katie Swisher is our glue that holds us together here at Northface Construction. Katie is founder Josh Swisher’s wife and she is a large reason behind our success here at Northface. Katie is in charge of the administrative work and makes sure that Josh keeps on track. Katie has a Bachelors degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Food Science. Currently she is pursuing her MBA in business at St. Cloud State University so she can hone her business skills to an exceptionally high level.

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Katie has a knack for organization and extreme detail in all of the work she does. Katie is highly skilled in Microsoft office, Photography, Acculynx, technical writing, creative writing and customer relations. She has a personality that lets her learn quickly and a wonderful person to work with. She is in charge of our company organization, customer relations, business communications, billing, marketing design and collaborates on our strategic planning.  Her background in science brings a diverse knowledge base to our construction team that creates collaborative thinking from multiple backgrounds and experiences.

Katie has a pet micro-pig named “Chunk” and has her own business being a food blogger who focuses on gluten-free and organic recipes (Food by Katie).  She enjoys fine dining, cooking, photography, exercising, traveling and spending time cuddling with her pig and husband. In the future she strives to grow her food blog to an international level and continue working with her husband Josh in growing Northface Construction.

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It is important to us here at Northface Construction to value diverse background, knowledge and experience on our construction team. The combined experiences of our team in our collaborative development of systems to serve our clients is unrivaled. We strive to understand what our clients value most in their construction experience and work to provide the extra efforts it takes to make their experience with Northface Construction a wonderful one.