Should my Insurance Cover the Cost of my Roof Replacement?

According to the latest numbers reported by the Insurance Information Institute, 97% of homeowner’s insurance claims are for property damage. Approximately 34% of those claims are for damage caused by wind and hail, including metal roofing. Insurance companies may or may not cover claims for roof damage. That doesn’t mean you’re on your own should… Continue reading Should my Insurance Cover the Cost of my Roof Replacement?

7 Signs That Your Asphalt Shingle Roof Needs Replacing

The average lifetime for an asphalt shingle roof is about 20 years, give or take. Luckily, most people only live in their homes for over a decade or so. Twenty years is a long way off from a century and longer still from forever. There may come a time when your asphalt roof needs replacing. … Continue reading 7 Signs That Your Asphalt Shingle Roof Needs Replacing

5 Winter Roof Damage Signs Homeowner Should Know

The roof over your head protects you from the outdoor elements, like rain, snow, and hail. However, it’s not completely impervious to damage, and winter conditions can be especially harsh. In addition to bringing strong winds and hail, winter weather can make pre-existing issues more apparent.  Failure to take care of your roof during the… Continue reading 5 Winter Roof Damage Signs Homeowner Should Know

What You Need to Know About Emergency Roof Repair

One of the toughest lessons you have to learn in life is how to balance your expectations versus reality. This is especially the case for new homeowners. Your expectation: Owning a home = freedom! Reality: Things break—even things that seem very structurally sound. And when you own the home, it’s your responsibility to fix it.… Continue reading What You Need to Know About Emergency Roof Repair

Be Prepared: Roofing Insurance Claims for Storm Damage

When it comes to anticipating negotiations with a homeowner’s insurance company, preparation is always essential. Roofing insurance claims for storm damage can be particularly tricky. Luckily, there are ways that you can build a strong case for yourself when filing a claim to ensure that you aren’t left in the lurch after a storm.  Among… Continue reading Be Prepared: Roofing Insurance Claims for Storm Damage

5 Signs of Storm Damage To Your Roof

After a storm, you may not think to check your house for damages. You take a quick look but don’t know what signs you should be looking for. The structure is still standing, and the sun has come out. You might think everything seems fine. There are many signs of damage that you might miss… Continue reading 5 Signs of Storm Damage To Your Roof

Why You Should Plan Ahead on Your Home Exterior Projects

Here’s to the upcoming new year! Even throughout all the craziness of 2020, we were fortunate to have a lot of roofing and siding jobs to keep us and our employees busy. As we move into 2021 and our continuing winter off-season, we’re ready to take it a little slower while still handling some jobs… Continue reading Why You Should Plan Ahead on Your Home Exterior Projects

Winter and Your Roof – Things to Watch Out For

Winter is nothing new for the hearty Minnesotan. We’re used to cold weather and lots of snow. We also know winter can take a toll on many things and your home’s roof is no exception. Ice Dams Poor insulation – Snow melts during the warm daytime hours and refreezes at night or when the weather… Continue reading Winter and Your Roof – Things to Watch Out For

Signs that Your Home Has Poor Insulation

Staying warm in the winter is about more than just having a furnace or fireplace—it also depends on how well your home retains heat. Without adequate insulation, the heat in your home won’t stick around, and you’ll mostly likely see these common issues: High energy bills. If you’ve been dealing with increasing energy bills, it… Continue reading Signs that Your Home Has Poor Insulation

Why You Should Get a Post-Season Inspection

It was a stormy summer for Minnesota and Wisconsin, which means your home’s exterior could have sustained weather related damage. Whether from hail or wind, there’s many ways that a storm can compromise your home’s first defense—the roof. Plus, there might be other areas to check like caulking, storm collars, gutters/down spouts, and furnace caps,… Continue reading Why You Should Get a Post-Season Inspection