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Thursday 10 April 2014

What You Should Keep in Mind About MN Roofing Contractors and Repairs

Posted by at 9:00 AM

When was the last time you had your roof inspected?  A roof is not something that you usually think about all the time... until there is a problem such as a leak or crack. A roof inspection should be done twice a year (or at least annually), regardless if there is a problem.  The best times?  The spring and fall.  Spring inspections will catch problems that a hard winter might have caused, and fall inspections will ensure that your roof is ready to handle the next snow season.  Roof inspections are important because they are intended to find any potential problems and make recommendations to get them fixed right away. Some homeowners do a visual inspection on their own once or twice a year, but after this past winter (which was particularly hard on Minnesota roots), you may want to consider getting a professional roof inspection.  A good roof inspector will start in the inside of the home, up in the attic. The inspector will look for a number of things such as leaking water, dark spots, light shining through, and any sagging roof materials. Then he will should move outside to do an inspection out there.  An inspector will look for any loose materials, wear and tear or holes, as well as moist areas and check out the gutters and downspouts to see if there is any material from the roof in them.  Many roofing contractors offer free inspections, especially if it is the contractor who installed your roof.  In the alternative, you can hire an independent home inspector to give your roof a thorough going-over.  Depending on whether you want your roof certified, it may cost you between $1,000-$1,400.

Learn a Bit More About MN Roof Repair

If you find that your roof has problem areas, you should consider making repairs before the next storm season hits.   Depending on the extent of the problems, simple repairs might suffice, or your roof may need a complete replacement.  You should consider how old your roof is before deciding if you need a small repair or a full, new roof all together.

Hiring a Minneapolis or St. Paul Area Roofing Contractor

A roofing  contractor should be able to do a thorough inspection in more depth than you are able to do. The roofing company can then give you a better idea of the problem, what needs to be done, the amount of money it would take to fix it, and the time frame for the fix that you're looking at.  Since your roof protects your biggest investment - your home - make sure the roofing contractor you're choosing is professional, reputable, licensed, and experienced. You should meet with the contractor  to discuss the specifics of the job at hand. You should know as much as you can about what is going to happen, the price that it is going to cost and the time that it will take the company to do the job BEFORE you sign the contract. You need to know what to expect and the right company is going to make sure that surprises do not happen. You should know clearly who is responsible for what when it comes to the work that they are going to be providing you with. Quarve Contracting is a professional, licensed MN roofing contractor, and we are able to install metal roofing (as well as asphalt) in many Minneapolis and St. Paul communities, including St. Louis Park 55416, Eagan 55120, Falcon Heights 55108, Stillwater and Lakeland 55082.  To schedule a roof inspection, call us today at 763.785.1472763.785.1472.