Quarve Contracting
Thursday 12 April 2012

Leaky Roof? Now Is the Time to Replace It Before the Severe Storm Season Hits White Bear Lake

Posted by at 12:35 PM

If the recent early Spring rains have produced telltale signs of leaks on your ceilings, now is the time to have your roof inspected and repaired or replaced before the severe storm season hits White Bear Lake and the surrounding areas.  The Twin Cities are notorious for Spring weather bringing heavy wind-driven rain, hailstorms, and tornadoes.  Mid-March rains were light, but are just the beginning of what is usually a storm-plagued season for Twin Cities residents. Don't get caught in the next downpour and find yourself with severe structural damage, or at the least, inconvenient repair bills.  If a leaky roof is the cause, ceiling repairs are just cosmetic and won't address the real problems.  The next rainstorm could bring even more ceiling and structural damage.  If you have concerns about the integrity of your roof, contact a licensed roofing professional such as Quarve Contracting, Inc., for a roof inspection and repair or replacement estimate.  In addition to ceiling leaks or water stains, here are some other indicators that your roof needs attention:
  • If you have asphalt shingles, piles of roofing granules (resembling very fine gravel) are collecting at the base of your downspouts
  • Loose or missing shingles
  • Shingles with curled edges
  • Darkened or stained areas, which may indicate mold, mildew, or other problems; it may also indicate that your roof simply needs to be cleaned, but only a trained roofing professional can tell for sure
Your roof is your home's first line of defense against the elements, so don't take any chances.  You've made an investment in your home; make sure it's adequately and effectively covered.  The roofing professionals at Quarve can suggest a variety of roofing options.  Our specialty is steel roofing - it's one of the best choices for homeowners who are looking for a green roofing product.  An additional advantage to steel roofing is that because it's lightweight, tear-off and disposal of your old roof is usually not necessary.  That means less debris in the landfill and less labor cost. To schedule a roof inspection and a free estimate, call the roofing experts at Quarve Contracting today.  We're licensed and insured, and for nearly three decades we've been helping Twin Cities residents like those in White Bear Lake protect and preserve their homes.  Contact us at (763) 785-1472.  We also offer other home exterior remodeling services as well - replacement windows and doors, seamless gutters, and siding.