Quarve Contracting
Thursday 5 January 2012

St. Paul Homeowners: Reindeer Are Gone, So Noises on Your Roof Could Indicate Trouble

Posted by at 7:12 PM

'Tis the season for the pitter patter of little feet on the rooftops.  But since the holidays are past and Santa and his reindeer have flown away for another year, for Minnesota homeowners, those noises mean a far less welcome guest - a squirrel or other rodent looking for (or finding) a way in to your home.  Those sharp claws and gnawing teeth can cause substantial damage to your roof, resulting in roof leaks as well as interior damage to your homes.   If you suspect you may have squirrels or other critters causing damage to your roof (or worse), now is the time to have your roof inspected by a professional St. Paul area roofing company like Quarve Contracting.  With what looks to be a long, cold, snowy winter ahead, you can't ignore the possibility that your roof has been compromised.  Squirrels have been known to soil insulation, chew through wiring, and generally wreak havoc in attics and underlying roof structures.   And once you have rodents inside, costly exterminator bills and repair costs can mount up, all with no guarantee it won't happen again.  Even the slightest damage to your roofing can cause roof leaks, resulting in interior ceiling damage.  Left untreated, repeated moisture intrusion can cause rotting and deterioration of your home's structure itself.  What could have been avoided by a roof repair is now a major (and costly) project.  If you've got an older, deteriorating roof, or if you've suffered squirrel or other critter infestation before, perhaps now is the time to consider replacing your asphalt or shake roof with a steel roof from Quarve.  We carry and install metal roofing from such companies as Kassel & Irons, Edco, and Metro.  Steel and other metal roofing materials are impervious to rodent claws and teeth,  and they stand up incredibly well to harsh Minnesota winters and spring hail storms as well.  And they're as beautiful as they are durable.  Forget the old barn or tin shed look - today's modern steel roofing is engineered to replicate the beauty of other materials such as wood shakes and tiles.   Other profiles are available as well.  If you're concerned about the condition of your roof, contact the roofing professionals at Quarve Contracting today.  Whether you need a minor roof repair or we recommend a replacement, estimates are always free.  And by the way, if you choose to install a new steel roof, even though we haven't been able to perform tests, we're fairly confident your roof will stand up well to the occasional reindeer landing.