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Proper Winter Siding Maintenance

Welcome to winter! With snowdrifts, slush, and nasty commutes abound, we don’t blame you if you want to spend as much time as possible hunkered down inside your warm living room, sipping on hot chocolate. For some, it’s the perfect way to spend a winter day snowed in and home from work!

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How to Prepare Your Gutters for Winter

Summer is coming to an end, and before you know it, winter will be here. Winter can be rough on all of the elements that are outside of your home, including your gutter system. It is exposed to many outdoor elements that can be harsh and damaging, such as ice and freezing temperatures. Here are a few of the steps you can take to help your gutter system make it through the winter months.

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The Importance of Proper Pre-Winter Gutter Care

If you’re new to the area, it might surprise you to see many of your neighbors on their roofs in the fall, going into their gutters with gloved hands and scraping leaves and debris out. Obviously, you know that a clogged gutter cannot possibly do its job, but what’s with the collective cleaning urge that seems to grip Minnesotans around this time of year?

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Signs Your Siding Needs to be Replaced

Although replacing the siding of your home may not be something you regularly panic about, it should be of concern if it falls into certain categories. Since all issues with your siding may not be visible from a simple glance, it's important to inspect your siding for any of the following issues to see if your siding does in fact require a replacement. We’ve put together a list of the most common signs your siding needs to be replaced. Such indicators are:

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What Clogged Gutters can do to Your Home

Clog: what an unattractive word! Aside from sounding downright clunky, it’s associated with a number of nasty situations: clogged toilets, clogged drains, clogged fuel pipes—and, perhaps most dastardly of all, clogged gutters. Take it from a gutter installation company; you don’t want to be dealing with these. At all. Clamoring up to remove them in between gutter cleanings is a nuisance on its own, but these gutter malfunctions can do a lot more damage than causing undue stress on your day off. In fact, they can downright wreak havoc on your home if left unchecked.

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How to Take Care of Your Newly Replaced Roof

Hiring a roofing contractor to replace your roof is very exciting! It can be refreshing to see your old home’s exterior come alive with a new roofing job. Moreover, you probably feel relieved if you’ve hired Midwest Exteriors MN; we’re a roofing company that knows how to get the job done. You can know that our final product will not only be aesthetically pleasing, but also strong, shielding your household investments from the rain and heat

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Gutter Maintenance 101

However, those gutters will need a little love and care to ensure they continue to prevent damage instead of causing it. Midwest Exteriors MN is here with a few basic maintenance tips that will keep your gutters chugging right along.

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When Does Your Roof Need to be Replaced?

When is it time for a roof replacement? It can be difficult to determine exactly when you need to invest in a new roof. While roofing contractors can give you quotes at any time, you also need to decide when the repair costs have become so extensive that a roof replacement is preferable. Here's are a few questions you can ask to make the decision.

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Three Roofing Damage Signs to Look For After a Severe Storm Rolls Through Your Area

The sky has cleared, you hear the birds in the trees again—the first summer storm of the season has finally abated. Now it’s time to go assess the damage, because that damage, if you live in Minnesota, could be nothing to sneeze at! State Farm, a well-known insurance provider, paid out its third-highest dollar amount in home and auto hail damage claims to the state of Minnesota in 2020—$259.2 million. This amount ranked only behind those of Texas and Illinois, respectively.

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What Happens During a Roof Replacement?

Having the roof replaced on your home is certainly a big job! Though skilled roofing contractors can complete the job in twenty-four hours or fewer, generally speaking, you still might feel a little nervous about the extent of what will go on up there in that length of time. All those nails, the amount of banging and clanging, the hustle and bustle of workers—it all can make a person a bit anxious if they don’t know what’s going on!

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