Living in the Seattle area, you know how important it is for your home to be insulated from the elements, especially on cold, rainy days.
Fortunately, a local company is a one-stop shop for protecting everything outside of your home. Launched in 2011, Polar Bear Exterior Solutions has since expanded to be able to perform all major exterior renovations, including roof, siding and window replacements.
“We realized our specialty was protecting the ‘envelope’ of your home, which is very important in the northwest with our humid climate,” according to Polar Bear. “So we focus on the most vulnerable areas of your home: the roof, the windows and the 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 undergo training, jobsite safety courses and regular refreshers to ensure that company standards are met.
When planning your exterior renovation, here’s what you need to know about your roof, siding and windows.
Code requirements for roofing in Washington are minimal, so it is to your advantage to hire a roofer who exceeds these standards. After all, it’s not enough for your roof to simply prevent leaks.
“A roof that doesn’t leak can have unseen or hidden problems present in its system, like mold and mildew growth in your attic, or rotting wood under the shingles,” according to the Polar Bear blog.
Using a company that offers a good warranty can give you confidence that your roof will last for years.
“We only use CertainTeed roofing because it’s backed by the best warranty in the industry,” according to Polar Bear. “They have a wide variety of products to suit everyone’s taste and budget. We install their Integrity Roofing System which meets and exceeds all code requirements for Washington.”
The warranty is also transferable, which adds value to your home if you decide to sell later.
The coating is not unique. Rather, it must be adapted to the local climate to ensure that it will protect a home all year round. In the Pacific Northwest, James Hardie siding offers a proprietary blend of fiber cement siding formulated for mild marine climates, and it’s backed by a 30-year warranty.
“Hardie Siding has one of the best returns on investment of any home improvement project,” 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 factory-matched accents and components, with perfect shine and color,” according to Polar Bear.
Windows make a big difference to the energy envelope and appearance of your home. A quality brand, like Simonton, stands out for its attention to detail.
“Simonton makes a beautiful window that stands out among the sea of cheap white vinyl windows that 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 for energy efficiency, glare, sound control and color. You’ll also get a lifetime warranty that you can pass on to the next owner.
When it comes to your home’s energy envelope, Polar Bear Exterior Solutions offers quality solutions all in one place. For more information and to schedule a consultation, visit PolarBearNW.com.