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Posts Tagged ‘Cedar Roofing’


How To Identify Good Cedar Roofing

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Tips on grading the cedar roofing material that shows up at your home for your roofing job. Introduction, by Steve Kuhl There are many variables that factor into the quality and character of cedar shake and shingle roofing including the age of the tree when logged, the region the tree came from, the thickness of […]


Minneapolis Cedar Roof Comparisons

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Here is a basic description of the most common cedar roofs installed in Minnesota. We offer much deeper info on each in other Kuhl Case Studies. Four Most Common Cedar Roofs Installed in Minneapolis. Cedar shingles are used for both roof and side wall applications and offer a lighter, more refined appearance than hand-split shakes. […]


Lifespans of Cedar Roofs

Friday, August 4th, 2017

How long should cedar roofs last?  


Pressure Washing Damage on Cedar Roof

Friday, July 7th, 2017

Thoughts from an Honest Roofer on Washing Cedar Shake Roofs, Part One. Why Equipment Matters: If your roof is in good enough condition to wash, congratulations. You have the opportunity to add years to its remaining life through occasional maintenance. But it is important to understand that a cedar roof should only be washed using […]


Low Bidding Minneapolis Contractor Wins Again

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Kuhl’s Contracting Six Examples of How the Cheapest Company Costs the Most After being in business this long we have countless examples of crappy work done by other contractors here in the Twin Cities. Sometimes it’s a matter of inexperience while others it is a question of ethics. Either way, it’s a giant buzz kill […]


What Does Hail Damage Look Like, Part One

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Minneapolis hail storms leaves clear evidence behind  This is an impact mark from a .75” hail stone on a 3 year old medium hand-split cedar shake roof in Edina, Minnesota. Such hail frequently causes severe damage to cedar shake and shingle roofs. In this case the wood was resilient enough to escape with only a […]


Classic Flashing Failure

Friday, January 20th, 2017

A Leaking Home Gets Fixed for Good The Problem: We’ve seen this over and over on Twin Cities’ homes, in particular homes built in the last 30 years in Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, Edina, Plymouth, Wayzata, and Bloomington. A bottleneck created by the intersection of the garage roof and the wall of the home. The result […]


Ugly Chimneys in Eden Prairie

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Clients Chimneys Were Leaking, But at Least They Were Super Ugly The Problem: Our Eden Prairie homeowner needed a new cedar shake roof and two chimneys rebuilt. More than a simple chimney rebuild, these babies needed a redesign (thank you 1970’s). The 12” thick lump of concrete originally installed on top just wasn’t going to […]


Hear. See. Speak. We’ll Tell You What We Find.

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Minnetonka Homeowner Hears the Truth from Roof Cleaning Contractor with Integrity The Backstory: It’s not considered bad-mouthing your competition when you don’t name names, right? We were the third company to review this 13 year old cedar shingle roof and provide a cedar cleaning and sealing estimate. By the time I arrived, the client was […]


Roofing prices are on the rise in Minneapolis

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

The primary challenge in working with insurance companies in terms of the replacement of roofs damaged by the August 6th hail storm isn’t so much in defining an accurate scope for the work but in getting paid fairly for that work. Insurance companies have an immense apparatus in place to depress pricing. It’s based on […]


Cedar Roof Comparisons & Life Spans in Minneapolis

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Understanding how long a cedar roof will last is one of the most important considerations in deciding which material to choose.  Here is the skinny on the most common wood roof materials, their basic characteristics and expected lifespans in the Minneapolis area: 16” Machine Sawn Shingles (Life Span 17-21 Years) Cedar shingles are used for […]


Insurance company tries to screw Minneapolis homeowner

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

News flash. Your insurance company is not always looking out for your better interest. In fact, in the past 30 years they have developed sophisticated internal systems for limiting, delaying or denying claims altogether. Here is one such story. I just inspected a cedar roof on Prairie Lakes Drive in Eden Prairie and was shocked […]


Blending Old Cedar with New Cedar

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Minneapolis Wood Roof Owners FAQ’s 1. If our wood roof is washed, how well with the new shake repairs blend in? 2. If we choose not to clean our cedar roof, how long with the new cedar shake repairs be obvious? 3. What can we do to get the new cedar roof repairs to match […]


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