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Roofing Contractor Bloomington MN

With spring and summer on the way, now might be a good time to take a good look at your roof, siding, and gutters for any damage winter may have inflicted. Contrary to popular opinion, the maintenance-free roof system does not exist. All types of roofs require a certain level of attention. Whether a result of storm damage or just plain old aging, at some point we have to perform maintenance on our roofing or siding. The key is to catch any damage to your roofing or siding “before” it becomes problematic.

Think about it. Roofs are exposed to the elements 24 hours a day, every day of the year. In summer, the roof surface temperature can exceed 200 degrees F. In winter, the roof surface can be exposed to snow and ice for weeks at a time. And in spring and fall, the roof faces winds stronger than any that other exterior building components are exposed to.

Severe thunderstorms, hail and tornadoes race through the Twin Cities Metro area every year. You may have damage to your roof, siding, gutters, or windows and not even know it. There are warning signs homeowners can look for that might indicate a roof replacement is on the horizon or signs that repairs taken now may put off a new roof for a while longer.

Some things to look for include:

  • Curling, Buckling or Missing Shingles
  • Damaged Flashing
  • Granule Loss
  • Moss/Algae Growth
  • Rotting

Just because your home is still standing following a severe storm does not mean that it was not damaged. Hail, wind, rain and lightning are very destructive forces.  Months later you may find a roof leak caused by a storm that has long been forgotten.  Or you might notice a loose piece of exterior siding that was originally loosened by wind or hail a year ago and is just now starting to be recognized. Insurance covering storm damage has time limits, which means you could end up paying for the storm damage repair out of your own pocket.

Roof in need of repair

Damage that goes unrepaired is a nightmare waiting to happen.  Any small roofing or siding damage can go from bad to worse if it is not taken care of promptly.  The longer the damage persists, the more it will affect your home potentially causing a larger repair costing you more money.

If you suspect that you have problems with your roof, or if you see any of the warning signs, call a Bloomington MN roofing contractor for a roof inspection.  A thorough inspection will give you peace of mind in knowing, whether repaired or replaced, that your roof is prepared to withstand the harshest Minnesota storms without leaking. And if there is a problem with your roof, catching it early can literally save you thousands of dollars in repair work later on!