Despite the drought affecting most areas of the United States, the Twin Cities has seen plenty of heavy rain this summer.  Recent storms have pounded Andover and other communities in the Twin Cities area, leaving many homes in need of roofing repair.  If you live in an area that's  been hard hit by rain (particularly in those areas suffering high winds as well), you may want to consider having your roof inspected.  Heavy rains - especially those accompanied by high winds - can wreak havoc on roofs and siding, but the damage may not be immediately noticeable.  By the time it becomes apparent, substantial damage may have already occurred.

Loose shingles and siding allow infiltration of water, which can cause structural deterioration, mold, and other problems.  The most visible sign is dark spots appearing on your outer walls and/or ceilings, but sometimes leaks are so small that it takes time for moisture to accumulate.  Mold builds up, insulation soaks in water, drywall begins to crumble, and wood develops rot.  Older roofing and siding is particularly vulnerable to rain and wind damage.

Don't take risks with your home's exterior.  Roofing and siding is the "skin" that protects your home's structure, its contents, and your family.  Keeping that exterior intact and in good shape is of utmost importance.  It's a good idea to give the outside of your home a onceover following severe storms.  Call a storm damage expert like Quarve Contracting for an inspection if you suspect that your roofing or siding may be compromised.

Quarve is the St. Paul/Minneapolis area's leading roofing company, and for nearly three years they've been helping homeowners in Twin Cities communities like Andover recover from storms.  They are experienced in working with insurance companies to get claims processed and settled fairly and quickly, allowing repairs to be made in a timely manner.  Contact Quarve today at (763) 785-1472 for a free estimate.  Make sure your home is ready to stand up to the next heavy rainstorm.