Being able to the protect the outside of their home against damage throughout the year is important to most people we meet with. And it's not just the exterior - that protection should extend to the interior of the home as well.

While Minnesota sees a lot more damage through the winter months of the year, problems can occur in any season, so it's important to attend to some regular maintenance to make sure your home's protective element is functioning its best.

Seasonal Maintenance to Keep Your Home Protected from Damage

Winter: Winter brings a lot of snow and freezing water with it. Winter precipitation can cause problems on a roof and even damage it beyond repair if you’re not careful. Removing any snow from the top of the roof -  as well as making sure your gutters are draining properly - is the best way to go. The owner of the home at right is probably facing trouble. Spring: Spring is a beautiful time of the year when the snow starts melting and the sun comes out once again. It is also a time when a lot of heavy rain storms come through the Twin Cities. You want to protect the home by trimming any branches and trees that might be hanging over the home. You will also want to take into consideration any mold that might be growing in these areas. Gutters should also be cleaned out in the spring to remove any debris winter left behind.  You want those gutters to be functioning well when those rain storms hit.

Spring also brings hail storms to our area.  Hail damage is something that is hard to prevent. If it happens though, a lot of times the insurance on your home will cover damage that it does.  Keep a phone number of a licensed storm damage repair company like ours handy, because the claim needs to be submitted quickly. Insurance companies tend to balk at paying claims if you don't have evidence to support your claim that the storm caused the damage.  We work with people's insurance companies to help them get all they are entitled to in terms of storm damage coverage.

Summer: You might think about this more in the winter, but sufficient ventilation and insulation throughout the home are important during this time. However, it is especially important to consider the ventilation in the attic. This is going to help your home keep cool and also lower energy bills. Every attic needs the proper air flow to maintain indoor comfort without excessive A/C use.  Also, if you have an asphalt roof, that ventilation can help prevent premature aging and deterioration of your roof. Fall: Leaves will drop like crazy and cause a lot of issues with a home. Rotting leaves left on a roof can harbor destructive mold build-up.  Not only do you need to make sure the roof on your home is clear of leaves but also the gutters and downspouts to stop them from holding water when the snow comes or if it rains and the rain freezes. Clogged gutters are one of the main causes of ice dam build-up.

If you want to protect your home and make sure the exterior is ready throughout the year for anything that comes its way, then contact us today.  We do storm damage repair as well as repair and maintenance of roofing and siding, the two main protective elements of your home.

Quarve Contracting, Inc. is a licensed Minnesota home improvement contractor serving the greater Minneapolis and St. Paul metro area.