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Roof Replacement

What to Expect from First-Time Roof Replacement

The roof installation contractors at The Construction Group in Minnesota talk about what to expect when you have your roof replaced or repaired for the first time. We also discuss the roof repair process and answer some commonly asked questions.

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Do You Need a Winter Storm Inspection?

Minnesota’s winter season will be over before we know it, but like every year, that cold, icy weather put your home’s roof and siding to the test. Every winter, the materials that form a protective thermal envelope around your home are subjected to freeze and thaw cycles, ice dams, strong winds, and the weight of heavy snow and ice. When your roof sustains damage, repairing that damage as soon as possible is necessary to prevent more problems down the road.

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Common Misconceptions About Residential Roofs

If you’re like most homeowners, you probably don’t put much thought into your roof. Because we don’t think much about our roofs, it’s not uncommon to make incorrect assumptions about them. Unfortunately, those assumptions can lead to problems down the road when it’s time to hire a roof contractor for regular maintenance and repairs. That’s why it’s important to hire an experienced, certified team for your residential roofing services.

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Is it Time for a Home Roof Inspection?

Your roof performs an important function when it comes to protecting your home against the elements, but it can be easy to overlook roof maintenance until there’s a problem. Unfortunately, much of the worst roof damage doesn’t become readily apparent to those living below until it becomes quite serious. After a serious storm or winter weather hits, most homeowners are quick to clean up the lawn, clearing out broken branches and leaves. But most of us don’t think to check out our roofs and make sure there’s no serious damage—an oversight that can cost you significantly.

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Choosing Your Roof Material

If you do a good job keeping up with regular repairs and roofing maintenance, your Twin Cities roof will last for many years. But eventually, all roofing systems need to be replaced no matter how well they’ve been cared for. Choosing the right roofing material can be a difficult choice, but it’s important to know you have options when you’re having your roof replaced.

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Are You Endangering Your Home’s Roof?

Winter is hitting Minnesota harder than ever this holiday season. It’s the time of year that puts your roof to the test, and if your roof doesn’t pass, your family and home could be at risk. All of that snow and ice amount to weight bearing down on your Twin Cities roof, and if it’s not functioning at its top level of performance, catastrophe may await. In the worst cases, this can mean a catastrophic roof collapse.

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What are the Main Causes of Roof Leaks?

Whether it’s a drippy ceiling or discoloration, a leaky roof is a serious problem by the time you’ve noticed it in your home. For every sign you can see, there is more extensive damage you can’t see. And the longer you postpone any needed repairs, the more costly the damage will end up being. That’s why if your home is showing any signs of a leaking roof, it’s important to contact your roofing repair contractors right away to prevent additional damage.

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How Procrastinating on Repairs Can Affect Your Homeowner’s Insurance

When it comes to your homeowner’s insurance policy, it’s most likely one of those things you never have to think about until there’s a problem. Most homeowners typically pay for their insurance policies just as they do property taxes without putting much thought into how their policy works until it’s time to make a claim.

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Top Residential Roof Misconceptions Made by Homeowners

When it comes to the roof that protects a home and the family that lives there, most homeowners don’t know very much about theirs. There is also a good deal of misinformation surrounding roofing materials and roof repair. Unfortunately, all of the bad info out there can lead to poor decisionmaking when a roof is in need of repair or maintenance.

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How to Prepare for Your Roof Replacement Project

With fall just around the corner, now is the ideal time of year to get your roof in shape for the coming winter months. One of the most important investments you can make in your home is making sure your roof is in good shape to adequately protect your home’s interior from water and air leaks. When your roof is working at its peak performance level, you can expect lower energy costs year-round and more comfortable internal temperatures in your home. Even in the frozen winter months, a well-insulated home will protect you much better when your roof is working well.

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