The first frost in Minnesota has come and gone, and your roof is still missing a few shingles from that mid-summer storm. Your roofing professionals at Midwest Exteriors are here to remind you that fixing any damage to your roof now can save you big bucks by preventing further damage once the first blizzards arrive. Fixing a roof doesn't always mean replacing it. Let's look at a few signs that your home's first line of defense might be in need of some timely TLC.

Shingles in the Yard? Time to Call the Pros

Asphalt shingles do age over time, and after about 10 or 15 years, they can be subject to cracking and flying off your roof in high winds. It is also possible that hail or flying debris caused damage to only a small portion of your fairly new roof. Instead of making a snap decision, give the technicians at Midwest Exteriors a call, and let one of our experienced inspectors give it a proper evaluation. You may only end up needing a few patches or a full roof replacement.

 

How Old is Your Roof?

If you bought home within the last few years and were told that the roof was just five years old, that's great! Except it may actually have a new layer of shingles nailed over an old layer. This is a perfectly acceptable practice, but that means that the sheathing, drip edges, and flashing around chimneys and sunroofs may be in need of replacement.

Was there Water Damage Inside?

Severe weather has a way of opening up small leaks in otherwise sealed homes. Those leaks can also "go away" during mild summer weather. However, if you saw even a small amount of water damage to a ceiling or by your chimney after that big storm, there is a chance it will return with the first heavy snows.  Having your roof carefully inspected by Midwest Exteriors can prevent a drip turning into a deluge during a cold snap.

Is it Time to Replace Your Roof?

At Midwest Exteriors, our professionals are here to serve our Twin Cities neighbors with honest and straightforward roof replacements. If you just spent a good chunk of change five years ago on a new roof, it might not be time for a brand new replacement.

 

If you have any concerns about the status of the roof on your home or on the homes in your your homeowners association (HOA), contact us today to set up an appointment so the situation can be properly assessed.