Building construction and home remodeling can have a significant impact on the environment, but Quarve Contracting is committed to green remodeling, providing environmentally friendly building products and construction practices, as well as installation of energy-saving roofing, siding, and windows. Quarve has been the leading roofing company in the St. Paul/Minneapolis metro area for nearly three decades, and as a family business they're concerned about protecting and enhancing the quality of life here in Minnesota. Simply put, as a company and as individual remodelers, they believe it's the right thing to do.
If you're considering remodeling the exterior of your St. Paul area home and are contemplating greener solutions for your home, Quarve can offer the following:
- Ventilation and insulation are tested prior to roofing or siding projects. If Quarve personnel suspect a home has a significant heating or cooling loss, they will suggest a home energy audit and/or refer you to an insulation contractor prior to beginning your project. Their concern is tht your home is the most energy-efficient possible. This saves you money, and it helps reduce energy use, which impacts everyone.
- Quarve has achieved MN GreenStar ratings on two of its recent projects. Quarve also participates annually in the Minnesota EPA Eco Experience at the Minnesota State Fair. For a number of years they've been a participating vendor, working on display projects for this yearly event. Steel roofing and seamless steel siding are among their recommended exterior remodeling choices. Both products are made of natural and recyclable materials. Since seamless steel siding is manufactured on site to the measurements of your home, that means less waste going into a landfill. And with the lightness of steel roofing (despite its incredible strength and durability), this product can usually be put on over an existing roof, eliminating a tear-off and disposal of old roofing.
- Quarve offers building materials with exceptionally long expected lifetimes. For instance, when you choose a steel roof, it is most likely the last roof your home will ever need. And steel siding, with its permanently-baked on finish, eliminates the need for periodic painting and staining.
- Much of energy loss in a home is through window openings. Modern high-tech replacement windows available from Quarve can significantly reduce that energy loss, saving you money and conserving precious natural resources.
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