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Minnesota Roof Repair | Minnesota Roofing Contractors What Are The Signs That I Might Need A New Roof? Roof Damage? The roof of our house plays an important role in preserving our house and maintaining its value in the resale market. The life of the roof depends on the roofing materials used, the local weather conditions, care taken during the installation process and the level of maintenance applied to it. If you suspect that you have problems with your roof, or if you see any of the warning signals shown here, call a roofing contractor for a roof inspection.  A thorough inspection will give you peace of mind in knowing, whether repaired or replaced, that your roof is prepared to withstand the harshest Minnesota storms without leaking.  And if there is a problem with your roof, catching it early can literally save you thousands of dollars in repair work later on! Do You Need A New Roof? If you see any of the warning signs above you may have a potential problem. But inspecting your roof from the inside is also very important. The following is a checklist of problem signs you can look for during an indoor roof inspection. Sagging decking between the rafters. If the decking is sagging or deteriorating, the decking will also require replacement when a new roof is installed Outside light that can be seen through the roof. This may be common (and not a problem) but it is best to have a professional make this determination. Signs of leaking in the attic (dark spots in the wood, especially around vents, chimneys, and other holes...

Hail Damage Repair Minnesota | Storm Damage Roofing Contractor MN

Dealing With Insurance Companies After The Storm Hail Damage and Wind Damage Insurance Claims Process – Things You Should Know Reading and understanding the key concepts listed below will help you better understand the process of filing an insurance claim.  Understanding that the insurance claim process can be complex, that is why trained, reputable and professional storm restoration companies can help you navigate through the process making it as seamless as possible. Know the exact storm date your home or business incurred damages Your insurance company will require this information upon filing a claim.  You will be asked to name general areas that appear to have been damaged, such as the roof, siding, windows, etc.  It is also equally as important to mention that the damage could have been caused by wind or hail as this information will be forwarded onto your insurance adjuster.  This results in a more thorough inspection by your insurance adjuster because generally speaking, wind damage is less evident. Have a storm damage claim specialist inspect your home or property prior to the insurance adjuster This is an important concept because a professional who looks at storm damage regularly may see things that other contractors may overlook, as some damage is less obvious then others.  Also a company that specializes in insurance claims knows the approximate cost of the needed repairs, and can cross reference with the adjuster to ensure no damage over looked.  Often times insurance adjusters are from out of state and may not know all local building codes, and material costs. Know your current home mortgage information including loan number, and mortgage...

Roof Damage Repair St Michael MN

Minnesota Hail Damage | Hail Damage MN | Minnesota Hail Damage Contractor EF-1 Tornado Confirmed in St Michael MN St. Michael was the worst damage inflicted by a volatile storm system that swept across central and eastern Minnesota Tuesday night. Some of the most significant reports of hail came from Eden Prairie, Edina and Minneapolis. Hail stones the size of tennis balls were reported in Edina, and hail at Target Field shut down the Twins game. The storm also produced funnel clouds with 3 separate supercell thunderstorms. The most significant storm was over the northwest metro suburb of St. Michael which had a tornado touchdown. It has been officially confirmed by the National Weather Service. The storm cell in the southwest metro produced a funnel that was seen in Edina, Hopkins and St.Louis Park. Tornado Touchdown Confirmed in St Michael MN ST. MICHAEL, Minn. — The National Weather Service has confirmed the first tornado of the season in Minnesota. An EF-1 tornado with speeds of near 90 mph touched down Tuesday evening in the St. Michael area, northwest of Minneapolis. The weather service says the tornado was on the ground for about three miles just before 8 p.m. Wright County authorities say the storm ripped the roof off of a garage, but no one was hurt. May is the third most active month for tornadoes. June is the most active, followed by July. Last year, Minnesota experienced a record 104 tornadoes, the most in the U.S. St Michael Hail Damage On Tuesday, May 10, 2011, a massive storm traveled through Minneapolis, St Paul and many of suburbs, reaching as...

Roof Hail Damage Edina MN May 10, 2011

Roof Repairs Underway After Golf Ball Size Hail Causes Roof Damage Edina MN Hail Damage Edina MN 5/10/11 It was hard to look at Target Field on Tuesday night and not wonder if the ballpark’s tractors could be equipped with those golf ball picker-upper things. Indeed, the entire outfield looked like a driving range on a busy weekend afternoon when a hail storm moved into the Twin Cities and caused a 64-minute delay during the Minnesota Twins game. The wild weather, of course, had everyone scrambling for cover. And once there, they marveled at the huge chunks of ice that were dropping out of the skies and onto the field. Watch a videos of golf ball size hail that had people scrambling. For Edina MN Homeowners, it means they will be assessing their roofs for hail damage. Hailstorms are a product of severe thunderstorms. Hail is formed when strong updrafts within the storm carry water droplets above the freezing level, where they remain suspended and continue to grow larger, until their weight can no longer be supported by the winds. Hailstones can vary in size, depending on the strength of the updraft. On average, northeastern Minnesota is subject to a hailstorm only once a year. Your Roof & Hail or Storm Damage What does the UL fire resistance rating for a shingle mean? The Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) ratings signify that the shingles were manufactured to pass a certain set of standards to qualify as fire resistant.  Organic shingles carry a UL Class C fire resistance rating.  Fiber glass shingles carry a UL Class A fire resistance rating.  Either...

Albertville Hail Damage Roof Repair, MN

Roof Damage Caused by Hail in Albertville, MN Most people in Minnesota don’t recognize they have hail damage to their roof, siding, or fascia materials. The impact of hail damage can loosen, fracture or remove granules from your asphalt shingles. Hail can leave tiny to large pits in your siding and fascia as well. The granules protect the asphalt from sunlight and Ultra Violet Light (UV). The roofing asphalt will deteriorate very quickly once it has had hail impact and is exposed to the sun. This is the reason hail damaged roofs will prematurely fail. Hail damaged roofs may or may not show up immediately as visual damage to the inexperienced observer. In some cases, the effects may not be visible or evident for about a year or more. The effects of a hailstorm void the shingles manufacturer’s warranty, as they cannot warrant against “Mother Nature” such as hailstorms. How To Determine If Your Roof Has Hail Damage To be able to detect roof hail damage, it’s important that you do a roof inspection after a hail storm. Please make sure you exercise all necessary caution while doing so!! Check in and around the roofing shingles for signs of damage. For example, you may notice dents on the shingles of varying sizes, from small to large. In addition check the metal vents, if these have been damaged; it’s a good sign of roof hail damage too. If you have asphalt shingles, you should check for a collection of asphalt granules in the roof gutter. These may be settled or evenly distributed along the gutter. This is another sure sign...
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