Roofing, Renovation, & Remodeling Minneapolis

June 4, 2014 | General Contractor

Does your home or business need repair work? Are you ready to upgrade to a customized kitchen, remodeled lobby, or screened-in porch? If so, Schoenfelder Renovations is here to help. We provide roofing, siding, remodeling, and general contracting services to the entire Minneapolis region. Founded in 1991, we’ve completed thousands of remodeling projects in Minnesota and nationwide. We offer our residential remodeling services exclusively in Minnetonka, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Plymouth, Edina, Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, and the surrounding areas of MN. We also provide commercial remodeling throughout the U.S. Contact us at 952-345-2900 to get a free quote. Our Services We offer the following services: Commercial Remodeling: Whether you own a small firm or an expansive hotel, our workers expertly handle jobs of any size. From roofing to indoor remodeling, we’re the one-stop shop for all of your renovation projects. Home Improvements: Every homeowner has at least one area of the … Continued

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October 13, 2012 | Renovations

Did you know: In Minnesota, decks should be recoated every 2 years. Cedar and redwood decks should be coated when brand new. Green treated decks should wait 60 days to be coated. Deck Prep: Detergent washing and Brighteners cost $.35 per square foot Floor sanding costs about $1.25 per square foot. Deck Finishes Deck staining costs between $.35 to $.70 per square foot Deck coatings can react badly with previous coatings Minnesota’s climate is one of the worst in the country for decks A properly maintained deck should last for 30+ years We paint, stain and seal over 500 decks a year. We design maintenance plans for may of our clients to keep their decks protected for years. We would be happy to meet with you to put together a system for your deck. Decks Consumer Reports is usually a good resource for many products, but for decks their advice … Continued

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Metal Coatings

June 27, 2011 | Home Improvement

Did you know: 70% of iron railings are coated with paint systems designed to allow rust within 24 months. 85% of the cost of recoating railings is contained in the labor Traditional metal coatings did not slow rust down, they just covered it up. High performance coatings have 10 times the ability to slow the growth of rust By using high performance coatings, you can triple the lifespan of a metal coating.

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Price Increases

December 27, 2010 | Home Improvement

In August of 2010 and again in December of 2010, PPG and Sherwin Williams instituted across the board price increases of 6%. They based this on increasing prices for titanium dioxide. The price increase applied to all paint and sundries, even ones that did not contain titanium. Likely the primary reason behind the price increase is the falling strength of the dollar. Most construction materials are now purchased on a world market. Prices for titanium, gypsum, copper, aluminum, petroleum, acrylic, etc all rise and fall with world supply and demand, but also on the strength of the local currency. A falling dollar will buy you less titanium from China, even as overall demand has not risen significantly. The same applies to oil, which explains why we are paying $3. per gallon at the pump. As the world economy recovers, demand will likely compound this effect. At Schoenfelder Renovations, once a … Continued

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Finding a Contractor

October 13, 2010 | Home Improvement

Originally written for New Concepts Management Newsletter Other than attorneys, contractors do not have a very good reputation for customer service. This reputation is mostly caused by the public’s buying habits. Price is the easiest factor to compare, and too often this is where the decision is made. When hiring a contractor to work on your association or your home, there are several areas that are consistently forgotten. You are purchasing both a product (the materials) and a service (the service and installation of the materials). Buyers gather the bids and then decide based on the easiest factors to compare. By far the easiest factor to compare is the price. Everything else is more complex and involves time and effort, so the decision often comes down strictly to price. The associations choose the lowest price bidder and then are frustrated by the scheduling, professionalism and lack of customer service that … Continued

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