Minnesota homeowners know that life up here in the beautiful Midwest comes with its share of challenges, especially those big storms that can drive wind , rain, and hail against your homes and leave there telltale marks behind. You’ve seen them – flapping or missing shingles, twisted gutters, and chipped and dented siding. A storm producing such obvious results means a call to your insurance company. The damage is unmistakable, and things are taken care of speedily.
But unfortunately, the damage isn’t always readily evident, and those “telltale marks” aren’t the only indicators that you’ve sustained damage. Hidden damage left untreated can cause a slow deterioration of your home’s roof and exterior walls. And once the damage is done, it’s even more susceptible to future intrusion of moisture, insects, and rodents.
It takes a professional with the roofing and siding expertise to know the signs to look for. That’s why at Quarve Contracting we recommend that you have your home’s exterior inspected by an experienced roofing and siding contractor following any severe weather which involves:
- Tornadoes or tornado-force winds
- Straight-line winds
- Wind-driven and heavy, pounding rains
Don’t Let Hidden Damage Compromise Your Home’s Structural Integrity – Protect Your Investment
Wind, rain, and hail can all cause visible surface damage, but often what causes structural deterioration is the hidden damage. Perhaps those shingles don’t appear to be loose, but they are still letting a steady stream of moisture and insects infiltrate your roof. Or that siding that appears to be uncompromised but has damp areas beneath its seams, causing mold and slow rotting of the wood portions of your exterior walls. Don’t wait for those telltale spreading stains on your interior ceilings let you know your roof has been compromised. Too often the visible signs of damage show up long after the storm has passed out of memory and certainly long after most would make the connection between that brown stain on the living room ceiling and last spring’s pounding rain storms.
Often storm damage repair can be easily achieved if pursued shortly after the damage occurs. We’ll work with your insurance company to make sure that you’re satisfied, and that your home’s structural integrity is protected. Attention to detail is important to us – we know the hidden damage signs and potential problem areas, and we’ll do our best to see to it that nothing is overlooked. Remember, your insurance company is there to help pay for the cost of the repairs, but they can’t dictate which contractor you use. When you call Quarve you can be confident you’re contacting an experienced professional who understands the unique problems of a storm-damaged property.
If your home has sustained damage from a heavy storm, perhaps now is the time to consider giving it a facelift and incorporating some of the newer energy-efficient and cost-saving building products into your repair project. As one of the Twin Cities’ area leading roofing and siding contractors we carry a variety of steel and asphalt roofing as well as steel siding and gutters. Let Quarve work with you to add durability as well as beauty to your home.