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Storm Damage

The Roof is Your Home’s First Line of Defense

When it comes to your home, the roofing system is your first line of defense. It protects your entire house from the outside elements. The Construction Group Roofing Contractors build residential roofs to withstand the rigors of Minnesota winters. As we approach the dead of winter, it is essential that you reinforce your roof. If your roof is more than 30 years old, you may want to look at a repairing or replacing it. Now is the time to call our roofing contractors so that we can determine how we can improve the condition of the roof.

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The Three Types of Storm Damage You're Likely to Face

Rain, wind and snow storms can damage your home. Unfortunately, the types of damages are virtually limitless. A storm damage restoration professional can help, but it’s worthwhile to avoid the damages before they occur. To do so, you’ll need to be knowledgeable about the three most prevalent storm damages. Let’s check them out

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Our 18-Point Storm Damage Inspection. We Leave Nothing Out

If your house has been damaged by a recent hail storm or tornado, then contact the Construction Group. We provide an 18-point thorough inspection of your home to assess the full damage. Our post-storm evaluations are accurate, honest, and 100% professional on every level. We can help work with your insurance company to through every phase of reconstruction from assessment, and insurance claims all the way building design and renovation.

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Hurricane Destruction: What We’ve Learned in Minnesota

Ivan, Opal, Andrew, Katrina, and now Harvey and Irma - what do all of these have in common? They are the names of hurricanes that have swept through the entire Eastern half of the country and have caused destruction all the way from the Southern and Eastern coastlines all the way up the Midwest.

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What Steps to Take After Storm Damage

Storm damage is a problem across the United States. Storms rip through homes, displacing families at alarming rates. In some instances, many homeowners don’t know what to do after their homes have been wrecked by storms. The following are some guidelines to help homeowners manage their storm damage, so they can move back into their home as soon as possible.

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Repairing Winter Weather Damage in Time for Spring

The harsh winters in Minnesota can cause damage to a home with storms, ice, and downed limbs. Fortunately, houses are designed to withstand most typical weather in the area, but it is important to remember the design also calls for ongoing maintenance. It's usually a good idea to talk with a contractor in the spring and the home inspected for any damage which may have occurred so it can be repaired before it becomes worse.

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3 Signs You Need a New Roof

Your roof is central to having a home that can withstand Mother Nature. It’s also one of the most expensive components of your home to repair. As such, many homeowners delay roof repairs in an effort to save money. Unfortunately, delaying roofing repairs is a game you can’t afford to take. Instead, consider prioritizing your roofing repairs and get the major problems fixed immediately. If you notice any of the following three scenarios on your rooftop, hire a professional immediately.

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Dealing with Winter Storm Damage

Some people enjoy the warm summer weather and wearing bathing suits while suntanning, others prefer the brisk frost of a cold winter morning. Regardless of your personal preference, there are things you can do to prepare for potential storm damage to your home which inevitably occurs when the winter storms blow through. Ideally, you repair potential problems before they become disastrous, but some types of damage simply cannot be foreseen and have to be addressed as it happens. The solution comes in the form of preparation, and part of such preparation is to have a good standing relationship with a contractor who is ready to conduct repairs as they come up and are needed.

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The Problems Caused by a Frozen Gutter

In the northern portions of the United States, winter weather causes a particular type of problem in the form of frozen water in the gutters of a home or building. Although it is an unfortunate problem, it is also quite common and there is an easy solution. To rephrase that statement, there is an easy resolution if the problem is addressed immediately before it causes further damage.

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Can You Remodel during Winter Weather?

Building and remodeling of homes is a job typically conducted during warm summer weather, and is therefore often overlooked as a potential winter job. You would be correct to assume the work is easier to do during nice weather, but that doesn't mean it can't be done in the cold. The disadvantage is the work may take longer than usual because there are some days when winter weather prevents your contractor from safely conducting the job. The upside is your contractor needs the work and is less pressed for time during winter months when less work is happening as a general state of affairs.

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