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

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.

Why you NEED a Manufacturer Certified Roofing Contractor

There are a lot of contractors in Elk River and the surrounding Minneapolis market that contract roofing for residential projects. With so many options in the market, how can you be sure you are choosing the best contractor to suit YOUR needs? When searching for the right roofing contractor it is a good idea to review their online reviews, their references, look at past work, make sure they have insurance, proper tools, can be on schedule and many other things.  Overall, there are many variables that come into play when choosing the right roofing contractor for you in the Minneapolis market. The one that is not stressed enough comes after the job is done, how good is your warranty?

In most cases in residential roofing there are two types of warranties, a labor warranty and a manufacturers warranty. A labor warranty in the state of Minnesota is required by law for roofing contractors. This labor warranty covers any defect of installation that may cause issues at a later date and other installation issues that could come about. As long as you are using a reputable contractor that has an established warranty outline you should be covered if any workmanship issues arise. The manufacturers warranty is the part of the roof that is not fully understood by the majority of homeowners.

Manufacturers warranties cover the actual roofing material and its ability to satisfy it’s purpose of giving you the guaranteed usability. In the current roofing market, many people will refer to an architectural style shingle as a “Lifetime” shingle. This is because, what was previously known as a 30 year shingle, has been upgraded to what is known as “Lifetime”. In the definitions of most manufacturers a “Lifetime” is 50 years. This is a good thing for homeowners in the aspect that they get 50 years of coverage on the useful life of their shingle. However, most of these warranties are limited warranties and depreciate after 5-10 years. Not only is the value of the roof depreciated, but usually after the 5-10 years the warranty only covers the actual material. This means that labor, permits, trash removal and other things are not included. So technically at year 11 of your roof if you find out that the shingles are faulty, you will more than likely pay for most of the roofing process out of pocket. But, don’t worry there is an answer to this problem.


The answer to this issue is an easy aspect to overlook when picking out the right roofing contractor for your remodel. Most manufacturers have a type of certified installer designation for contractors in the market. What this means is that these contractors meet the criteria for quality installation and other variables that the manufacturer endorses and will provide better than the standard limited warranty. When you pick a roofing contractor to do your roof that is a manufacturer certified installer you can upgrade you warranty to most of the time be a nondepreciating warranty that includes labor, material, permits and dumpster costs. Usually this warranty is highly affordable and is registered with the manufacturer certifying that a contractor they approve of installed it and they have record of the size, scope, products and price it was to do the job. This warranty is usually transferable to the next owner as well and are usually applicable on commercial projects as well.


Northface Construction is a GAF Certified Installer When we install a roof that has GAF shingles installed we always encourage our clients to choose a Systems Plus Warranty. This is because when they choose this warranty, it is not depreciated, a GAF Systems Plus Warranty covers all aspects of the roofing process, is transferable, it apply to commercial projects, AND adjusts to inflation as well.


The warranty offered by GAF has no competitors for the amount of quality warranty you get. GAF shingles are the #1 Installed shingles in the U.S. and for good reasons. They look and perform phenomenal and we are proud to be Certified by them.

If you are interested in hearing more about the benefits of roofing your home, business or even cabin with GAF shingles we would love to give you a FREE consultation!

763-433-2269 or 844-612-4245