Summer in Minnesota can bring blue skies, inviting lakes and sometimes, intense storms. These storms can leave their mark on your home. It’s smart to know ahead of time what storm damage may include, so you can be on the lookout. Here’s what can happen in a storm – and how to look for the right contractor if you do need storm damage repair.
Hail is one of the elements that could damage your home during a storm. Hail may impact the exterior of your home. It may also break windows or dent your home’s siding. Your roof could be impacted. Roofing shingles may lose granules, get holes or fall off … and roof damage could cause leaks.
A hail storm may cause issues that are not visible right away. Sometimes the layer under shingles has been harmed. So if hail has paid you a visit, it’s a good idea to have a professional take a look at your home. Seasoned roofing experts may notice damage that’s behind the scenes.
Strong winds can do everything from join forces with a thunderstorm to move down or in a straight line. Wind can affect your roof. Wind may even remove siding or carry other objects. It can dislocate trees and branches.
Hopefully your area will have a peaceful summer. But if it turns out you need storm damage repair, look for a qualified local contractor. Ask how long they’ve worked in the area. Make sure they’re not a “storm chaser” who drove in from another location. Ask to see their contractor’s license, and find out if they’re insured.
Minnesota Exteriors has served Minnesota families for over 70 years. We provide a limited lifetime warranty on all workmanship in addition to the manufacturer’s warranties on materials. We carefully screen any potential contractors, including checking for their rating and complaint history on the Better Business Bureau’s website. An A+ rating, like the one we have, is the best possible rating. If you need storm repair, give us a call. We’ll provide quality service you can trust.
When storm damage strikes your home, your instinct may be to choose a repair contractor as quickly as possible. That’s understandable – you want repairs done fast so you can keep your family warm and dry. But make sure to ask potential contractors important questions before hiring them for hail damage repair. You want to make sure your contractor will be trustworthy and provide skilled work.
Here qualities to seek when choosing a contractor:
Established history in the area. Find out, how long has a company worked in your area? Do they have a well-developed relationship with your community, or did representatives drive in because a storm hit? Look for a contractor who is local.
Proof of insurance. Seeing proof of insurance will help you have peace of mind. A good contractor should be happy to provide this for you.
A valid contractor’s license. Asking to see a valid contractor’s license is smart due diligence, as well.
Warranties. Ask, is there a warranty on the contractor’s workmanship? And, what manufacturers’ warranties come with the products?
Customer references. Find out if your contractor has previous customers who are willing to speak with you about their work.
You deserve to work with a company you can trust. Your contractor should be only a phone call away if your home needs further attention. A repair company should be there to stand behind its work. When repairs are finished, you want to feel secure in the knowledge that they were done right.
Minnesota Exteriors has served Minnesota families for 70 years. We’re a trusted, established, family-owned company. It’s a matter of principle for us to provide quality repairs. We’ll carry out an inspection, talk with you about your options and provide a free, unconditional estimate at your home. We provide a limited lifetime warranty on all workmanship.
We understand how much storm damage can impact your family. We’ll work with you quickly and professionally to get your life back to normal. We’re glad to know you feel more safe and secure in your home.
Especially in Minnesota, good roofing is a necessity. Roof replacement can help keep you warm and dry, as well as add a distinctive touch to your home. But how do you know it’s really time for new roof installation? And which roofing option should you pick? Here is some information to help you decide.
Reasons to replace your roof
Here are a few reasons why your roof may need attention:
Storm damage. Minnesota definitely gets its share of severe weather. If hail, wind or other acts of nature have damaged your home, call a professional for an inspection. An expert should inspect your roof, chimney and gutters and recommend how to proceed.
Shingles are showing their age. If your shingles are cracked or curling, or if spots look worn away, it may be time for work to be done. Moss is also cause for attention.
Roof replacement options
If it’s time for new roofing, you have choices for what material to use. Here are some options to consider:
3-tab shingles. Uniform in size, 3-tab shingles are less expensive than architectural shingles.
Architectural shingles. When you use architectural shingles, they’ll have slightly varying widths. This variety produces a pleasant, original appearance. Architectural shingles are thicker and heavier than 3-tab shingles. They also often last longer.
Designer asphalt shingles. Designer shingles come in many shapes and colors. You can even find shingles that look like wood, clay or slate.
Cedar roofing is unmistakably beautiful. It’s also long-lived and a good insulator.
Roofing comes in a surprising variety of colors and shapes. Installing new roofing can increase the curb appeal of your home, and help you feel more secure. You’ll be able to enjoy your new roof for years to come.
At Minnesota Exteriors, you’ll find plentiful options for roof replacement. We’ll work with you to find the right solutions for your needs. We’re a family-owned company, and we’ve served Minnesota families for 70 years. Give us a call. We’ll be happy to talk with you about your options for roof replacement. And, of course, we’ll provide a free estimate.