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Have you ever wondered how the cost of a roofing estimate is calculated? Roof replacement is a costly endeavor, so it’s best for you to understand as much about the process as possible. If you know what to look for in a roofing estimate, you can prevent misunderstandings, confusion, and headaches down the road. Here’s a look at the components of a roofing estimate.

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Minnesota homes get hit with a lot of hail. In fact, in 2019, Minnesota ranked fifth for claims made against hail damage. Dealing with hail damage is a hassle, one you’d like to avoid as much as possible. What can you do to improve your odds against hail damage? Installing Class 4 Impact-Resistant roofing shingles does just that.

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Whenever you’re about to spend thousands of dollars on a project for your home, it’s a good idea to do your research before the project starts. In fact, when it comes to your roof, you should ask questions before you even hire a contractor.

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As soon as you suspect your home has been damaged by a storm, contact your insurance company.

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Have you ever wondered about the purpose of gutters? Maybe you question if they’re even necessary. After all, won’t rain and melted snow just run off the roof? The problem isn’t getting water off your roof. It’s controlling where it goes from there.

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Is your ceiling cracked or sagging, or are there water stains on it? These are all signs of a leaky roof.

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As you inspect the exterior of your home, it’s easy to focus just on the roof and siding. But, it’s important to look a little closer to make sure that all exterior components of your home are in good condition and functioning properly. This includes the fascia, soffits, windows, doors, gutters, and downspouts.

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April showers may bring May flowers, but they can also cause issues if your gutters aren’t cleaned and maintained properly.

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Winter weather can be tough on roofs. Ice dams, the freeze-thaw cycle, and the sheer weight of snow all pose risks.

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Imagine a Minnesota winter without snow and ice. There would be no snowmobiling, sledding, snowmen, or snowball fights. Ice skating and ice fishing would not be possible. It’s a pretty bleak picture. Snow and ice certainly have their positives, but they can also combine to create a very real, bleak situation: ice dams on your roof.

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Winter in Minnesota gets a bad rap. What are the pros and cons of installing siding in the colder months?

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You don’t tend to notice the insulating abilities of your windows—until it’s cold outside and that cold seeps inside. We give some tips on testing your windows for drafts, choosing proper windows for winter weather, and more.

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Not all roofs are created equal. Every roofing material has advantages and disadvantages. Metal roofs are ideal for homes in Minnesota, especially during the winter months.

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Do you know the key differences between vinyl and steel siding? If you're considering some improvements to your home's exterior, getting up to speed on common low-maintenance siding materials is a smart move.

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Do you know the difference between a gable roof and a hip roof? How about the difference between a dormer and an eave? Does it matter?

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