Living in the Seattle area, you know how important it is for your home to be sealed off from the elements, particularly on cold, rainy days.
Fortunately, one local company is a one-stop shop to protect the entire outside of your home. Started in 2011, Polar Bear Exterior Solutions has since expanded to be able to complete all of the major exterior renovations, including replacement roofing, siding, and windows.
"We realized our specialty was protecting the 'envelope' of your home, which is very important in the northwest with our damp climate," according to Polar Bear. "So, we focus on the most vulnerable areas of your home — roofing, windows, and siding."
Because exterior remodeling often involves all three of these areas, you won't have to work with multiple contractors. Polar Bear Exterior Solutions installers also go through training, job site safety courses, and regular refreshers to ensure the company's standards are met.
As you plan your exterior remodel, here's what you need to know about your roofing, siding, and windows.
The code requirements for roofing in Washington are minimal, so it's to your advantage to hire a roofer that exceeds those standards. After all, it's not enough for your roof to simply prevent leaks.
"A roof that's not leaking may have unseen or hidden issues present within its system, like the growth of mildew and mold in your attic, or rotting wood beneath the shingles," according to Polar Bear's blog.
Using a company that offers a good warranty can give you the assurance that your roof will last for years to come.
"We only use CertainTeed roofing because it has the best warranty in the industry," according to Polar Bear. "They have a wide variety of products that will fit everyone's taste and budget. We install their integrity roof system which meets and exceeds all code requirements for Washington."
The warranty is also transferable, which adds value to your home if you choose to sell down the road.
Siding is not one-size-fits-all. Rather, it must be customized to the local climate to ensure it will protect a home throughout the year. In the Pacific Northwest, James Hardie siding offers a proprietary blend of fiber cement siding that was formulated for a mild marine climate, and it's backed by a 30-year warranty.
"Hardie Siding has one of the best returns on investment of all home improvement projects," according to Polar Bear. "It can completely transform the look of your home."
Even more convenient, Polar Bear Exterior Solutions installs the siding pre-painted, so you won't have to hire a painter.
"With James Hardie, we install a fully finished project on your home with all the matching accents and components direct from the factory, with a perfect sheen and color," according to Polar Bear.
Windows make a major difference to your home's energy envelope and its look. A quality brand, like Simonton, stands out because of its attention to detail.
"Simonton makes a beautiful window that stands out amongst the sea of cheap white vinyl windows most of us are used to," according to Polar Bear.
You can choose a traditional or modern look as well as the options you prefer when it comes to energy efficiency, glare, sound control, and color. You'll also get a lifetime warranty that you can pass to the next owner.
When it comes to your home's energy envelope, Polar Bear Exterior Solutions offers quality solutions in one place. For more information and to schedule a consultation, visit PolarBearNW.com.