Homeowners here in the Twin Cities area usually equate storm damage with seasons that bring tornadoes, hail and heavy wind-driven rains. But the truth is, some serious problems can occur from winter storms that dump a ton of snow and ice on our houses. And since your roof is your home's first line of protection from a storm, it just makes sense that your roof should be a top priority. Protecting a home from storm damage is something any Minnesota homeowner should think about all year round. But it's especially important in the winter because the sometimes sub-zero temperatures can really complicate things. Being without power for a few hours in the spring can be annoying, but in the winter it can be a serious problem. So keeping your home protected from the ravages of our winter storms is crucial. A recent article from the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) provides some very helpful information about the kinds of things that can affect your roof in the winter. And since we get some severe cold and heavy snows here in Minnesota, we wanted to share this post with you. We're barely into winter here in Minneapolis, and yet we've had plenty of snow and some really cold days. And it looks like we're in for more. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) long-range forecast:
Winter will be warmer than normal for some parts of the country this year, but not Minnesota. We're likely for a wetter, snowier-than-average winter, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate Prediction Center.What does this mean for Minnesota homeowners? Taking care of your home starts with taking care of your roof. Check out the MRA article, and if you've got concerns, give us a call at 763-784-1472. Our metal roofing crews work all winter, and we're here to help you avoid damage from winter issues like ice dams. Quarve Contracting, Inc./Metal Roofing & Siding of Minnesota is a licensed Minnesota roofing company serving the greater Twin Cities metro area.