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16 FAQ About Builders & Remodelers, Inc.

The Information You’ll Need to Confidently Hire A Minneapolis, MN Area Exterior Remodeling Contractor

Yes, so there is no need to hold off on your project due to weather. We’ll take great care to minimize any temperature discomfort to your family during our installation process.

The U-Value is a measure of thermal resistance use in the building and construction industry. The lower the number, the better the building insulation’s effectiveness.

We believe keeping you informed about your project status is key to delivering an elevated experience for our clients. First, we will send you and email confirmation reminder for your Free In-Home Consultation. Once we’ve placed your product order with our manufacturer(s), we will send you another email notice on the anticipated local delivery date of your project materials to our warehouse. Once all your materials have arrived to our warehouse, you will receive a call from our Production Manager to schedule your installation at a time convenient to you and your family.

We currently install roofing products from TAMCO, GAF, Owens Corning, Atlas & Certainteed. Our siding products include James Hardie Board, LP SmartSide, Certainteed Vinyl and EDCO Steel Siding. We also install entry doors from Albany and Pella storm doors. We use maintenance-free decking materials manufactured by Gossen.

A typical household spends about $1,900 a year on energy bills and contributes twice the amount of greenhouse gases to the environment as an average car. ENERGY STAR, the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, can guide you in making your home more energy efficient, reducing high energy bills, improving comfort, and protecting the environment- whether you do it yourself or hire a qualified professional.

As a testament to their commitment to Energy Efficiency, SoftLite® was awarded the 2020 Energy Partner of Year Award by the United States Department of Energy.

Yes, as detailed in the chart below, all of SoftLite® Elements windows and doors offer industry leading AAMA® (The American Architectural Manufacturers Association) GOLD LABEL CERTIFIED performance and

    the best

NFRC® (The National Fenestration Rating Council) RATED U-Factor in the window business at 0.16!.

Purchasing a window without knowing its’ AAMA and NFRC ratings would be like buying a car without knowing what its fuel mileage is!

AAMA® CriteriaIndustry MinimumSoftLite® ElementsTMResults
Air Infiltration0.300.0130 X Better!
Water Infiltration33 mph56 mph70% Better!
Structural Load94 mph203 mphMore than 200% better!

Depending on your warranty issues it will either be handled through Builders & Remodelers or through one of our manufactures. If an issue arises with regards to installation the warranty will be handled through Builders & Remodelers. If an issue arises with regards to the product itself the warranty will be handled through the manufacture. If you are unsure to the nature of the issue contact Builders & Remodelers for assistance.

No, Builders & Remodelers, Inc. crews will clean up and haul away your old windows, siding, roofing, doors, decking and any debris associated with the demolition and installation of your home improvement project. Plus, we are committed to environmental sustainability in our community and we are very proud of our GO-GREEN initiative to recycle over 75% of all demolition materials taken from your home.

We are proud of our reputation for service and quality. Our installers are employed by Builders & Remodelers, Inc. (not sub-contractors) and have the proud distinction of receiving the Master Installers Certification by the American Architectural Manufacturer’s Association (AAMA).

Yes, instead of altering your home to fit our windows, SoftLite® Windows & Doors manufacturer’s every window and patio door to specifically fit the openings of your home.

Once your order has been placed with our Sales Consultant it will go through several check and balances to minimize the possibility of any errors. Your new windows will then be custom manufactured and installed typically with 4-8 weeks.

Your new Replacement Windows will be manufactured to fit your specific openings by SoftLite Windows at their window manufacturing facility in Cleveland, Ohio. SoftLite has been in business building quality windows and patio doors since 1934. Their longevity in the market speaks to their relentless commitment to building a quality, energy efficient product. As a matter of fact, SoftLite was awarded the 2020 Energy Star Partner of Year award by the United States Department of Energy.

We appreciate the fact that homeowners generally have a home improvement budget to work within. We pride ourselves on spending the time needed during your Free in-home consultation to work collaboratively with you to develop the right solution for your project and budget. Since every home and the project requirements are different, it is impossible to provide you with the right solution and an accurate estimate over the phone or via email. That’s why we offer a FREE, no-pressure, In-Home Consultation to determine the right solution for your home and provide you with a proposal at the conclusion of the consultation. Just give us a call or visit our website to get your FREE Consultation scheduled at a time convenient to you.

We believe our 62+ year history of helping our clients find the right home improvement solution for their project and budget speaks volumes for our reputation as a company committed to delivering a consistent level of quality products delivered through an elevated client experience beginning-to-end. As a matter of fact, we have thousands of past clients who have contacted us a second, third and even forth time to help them with their next home improvement project based on their initial experience with Builders & Remodelers, Inc. Check out what our clients are saying about us.

Yes, we have many Financing options available to our clients including – NO Down payment, NO interest & NO Payment term plans. Your Builders & Remodelers, Inc.

Sales Consultant can actually obtain an immediate decision from our Finance partners at the time of your Free in-home consultation with us. NO Worries!

Yes, Builders & Remodelers is dedicated to providing excellent customer service and is an Accredited Member in good standing with the Better Business Bureau in Minnesota and has been since 1970. Builders & Remodelers, Inc. has a current BBB rating of A+.

Absolutely! We are so confident in the quality of our installations that we offer a best-in-class LIFETIME WORKMANSHIP WARRANTY on all of our projects in addition to the extensive product Warranties offered our manufacturers. In addition, Builders & Remodelers, Inc. actually has an in-house Warranty & Service Department that seamlessly handles all our clients’ requests to their full satisfaction. Just give us a call at 612-827-5481 or email us at

Yes. Builders & Remodelers, Inc. holds Minnesota Contractors License #1100, which means we were one of the first 100 businesses to be originally licensed in Minnesota. In addition, we are fully insured to protect you and our installers.

Windows, Patio Doors, Exterior Entry Doors, Siding, Roofing and Decking are the main aspects of Builders & Remodelers. Our specialty is providing Maintenance-Free product solutions that allow you to spend more time on the things that matter in life.

We are a local, family-owned company that has been providing the right home improvement solutions to homeowners in the Twin Cities since 1952.