Quarve Contracting
Thursday 31 July 2014

Emergency MN Roof Repairs After a Storm

Posted by at 9:00 AM

This summer (as well as the past spring) has been filled with severe rain and high wind storms in the Minneapolis and St. Paul areas.  Some homeowners suffered damage from lightning strikes, while others have had problems from water getting into their homes.  Have you had your roof inspected recently?  Be sure to check your roof and make sure that all roof leaks are taken care of as soon as possible so you can make dealing with your roof much easier.  Now when the weather is warm it's the time to take care of problems, not in the dead of winter when your ceiling suddenly caves in.
Suspect Roof Damage?  What to Do First
Make sure to assess the situation to find out how much damage has been done. You want to speak with a local roofing contractor in MN to find out how quickly they can do the inspection. They can then go over everything and give you their own estimate as to repairs needed and costs.  They can also tell you which things should be taken care of immediately, and other areas that are not so urgent.
Do Your Research Before Hiring a MN Roofing Company
We don't recommend you just go out and choose someone at random to do the roof repairs. You want someone that actually knows what they are doing.   Beware of companies that come door to door after a major storm, trying to pressure you into hiring them.  You want to have someone that is able to provide you with the services that will actually fix the problem. Many of these door-to-door 'salesmen' are actually scammers who will take your deposit and disappear, so do your research on roofing companies in your area to find out which would be the best to go with. (For tips on how to spot these scammers and avoid being ripped off, check out this previous post. ) Beware of a company who suggests a simple quick watch will take care of your leak.  Patching up the problem is not fixing it, since it will leak during the next rain storm. This is a cheap fix for the time being, but it can make matters much worse in the long run. You do not want water to rot out the roof with time, so fix it once and fix it right with the right contractor.  That being said, your contractor may recommend a temporary solution if your roof is in need of major repairs.  That's legitimate - major roof repairs should be done when the weather is nice, but sometimes you need an emergency solution to a roof leak.  Just be sure that you've got it in writing that this is a temporary repair and that they will be back later to permanently take care of the problem.
Locate the Problem on the Roof
Make sure that you find out where the issue is. It is important to know the root of the problem in order to entirely fix it.  A roofing damage expert can locate this problem so you do not have to.  In fact, we don't recommend that homeowners get up on their roofs to try to figure out what's going on themselves, because it can be dangerous.  A reputable and experienced MN storm damage repair professional is trained to work safely on a roof and can locate problems you might miss.  You might have a hole in the roof or missing shingles that need to be replaced that you'll overlook.  Or there may be reasons that are not easily discernable. There are many reasons for a leaky roof, and an experienced MN roofng contractor is trained to spot them. When it comes to finding the best MN roofing contractor to work on your roof, whether it's from storm damage or just age, speak with us here at Quarve. We are able to provide you with the best repairs, affordable price and great customer service.  We have been providing roofing installation and repair in the St. Paul Minneapolis MN area for over 30 years, and you can be confident we'll take care of that leak for good.  If you think Minnesota's storms this year have done a number on your rofo, give us a call for an inspection and a free estimate today.  763.785.1472.