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Should You Worry About Ice Dams?

It’s only November, but already, the temperatures are starting to plummet further down on the thermometer. We’re only just now starting to add more layers to our winter wardrobes, but as any Minnesota native can tell you, it will be a long while before it’s warm again. If you’re a Twin Cities homeowner, the colder months can bring a unique set of challenges beyond picking out a warm enough coat. One of the main concerns for homeowners in this part of the country is the formation of ice dams on your roof.

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Dealing with Winter Storm Damage

It’s fall right now, but with cold fronts blowing down from the Arctic, winter’s chill will be upon us before we know it. In the Twin Cities, we’re no strangers to cold weather, but we also know that winter can bring unexpected storms. As a homeowner, managing the damage a winter storm can cause can be frustrating, but it’s also unavoidable. That’s why it helps to have a trustworthy home improvement team on speed dial so you have someone to call for storm damage assessment and snow damage repair services.

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What Does an 18-Point Storm Inspection Include?

Summer is in full swing, and here in Minnesota, that can mean beautiful sunny days as well as the occasional heavy storm. When the strong winds blow and the hard rains fall, high-performance siding, windows, and roofing work to protect your home and everyone inside of it. But even the most durable home construction materials can be impacted by the strongest of summer storms. Impact damage from hail and debris and water infiltration can lead to further damage down the road if not immediately addressed.

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What Does Snow Do to Your Roof?

Your roof protects your home and helps keep it insulated. Your family depends on your roof to provide durable protection throughout the year even in the wildest winter weather. But when winter snow comes in Minnesota, the snow and ice can pile up quickly, taking its toll on your roof.

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Severe Weather & Your Roofing: How to Check for Damage

During a severe storm, the wind is usually one of the greatest threats to the roof of your home. Whether it pushes a tree onto your roof, pulls off your shingles, or throws loose debris at your home, a severe storm can bring costly damage to your roof (which oftentimes must be addressed immediately). Thankfully, we're going to walk you through the process in the event your roof encounters severe damage.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Ice Dams

Minnesota winters bring with them snow, ice and freezing temperatures. Unfortunately, these items can sit in and against your gutters and roof, causing an ice dam to form. An ice dam can be damaging to both your gutter system and your roof. Many people know what an ice dam is, but not what to do if they have one. Here are a few of the frequently asked questions and the answers you should know about ice dams:

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How to Tell if Hail has damaged Your Tile Roof

Although tile roof is weather-resistant and long-lasting, hail can still tile roofing, particularly on the surface. The size of hail can vary, which means the extent of the damage to your roof could be minimal or extreme and in need of immediate attention.

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Prepare Your Roof For Storm Season

Minnesota storms are relentless and notoriously put stress on your roof. Be prepared for the storm season with a roof in appropriate condition for all the hazards to come. Avoid expensive roof repairs and property damage by calling The Construction Group’s professional roofing contractors to inspect your residential roof. Spring and summer storms bring a number of potential severe weather occurrences. Severe thunderstorms, floods, extreme heat, and tornadoes are a few examples. Below summarizes the ways we can strengthen your roof to withstand the worst storms.

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Is Your Residential Roof Ready for Summer?

Winter in Minnesota can prove to be brutal on your residential roof. It can affect many of the roof components and cause additional wear and tear on the roofing system. Now that winter is over, you need to prepare your roof for the summer. Although summertime is not as harsh on homes as the winter is, your roof will still have to contend with high temperatures, UV rays, and severe weather. The Construction Group can perform a full residential roofing inspection and make the necessary upgrades to your roof just in time for the hot season. Below is a summary of how we can strengthen your roof’s surface.

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8 Causes of Residential Roof Leaks

A leaky roof spells trouble in multiple ways. If you notice that your roof is leaking, you should contact The Construction Group immediately. The longer you wait to have it fixed, the more costly the damage can be. We can fix your roof and stop the leaks in no time. If you are wondering what is causing the leak, we’ve assembled eight possible reasons why the water is dripping. If any of these are happening to your roof, call us today for roofing repair service.

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