A roof is one of the most important protections for your biggest investment, your home. Many homeowners may not think about the importance of taking care of your roof, just like you take care of your body for health. By caring for your Minneapolis roof, it helps increase the life of it and reduce problems in the future. Read to learn some tips to help boost the longevity of your roof.
Routine inspections are so vital to ensure that your roof lasts as long as it can. With Minnesota seasonal changes, some recommend inspecting your roof once in the spring and once in the fall. If you do not feel comfortable accessing your roof, Snap Construction is more than willing to come out and take a look at your roof. When inspecting, look for shingles that are cracking, loss of granules, etc. Sometimes just by standing on the ground with a pair of binoculars allows you to see damage or wear on your roof. If you notice damage, contact Snap Construction! We are a certified roofing company and would guide you in the process of whether a repair or replacement is needed.
Attic insulation is something that many homeowners may not realize helps extend the life of their roof. With proper attic insulation, it acts as a defensive measure to keep water vapor from collecting on the underside of your roof. Attic insulation also acts as a temperature stabilizer. If your attic gets too warm, the shingles on your roof may have a significantly shorter life.
Along with attic insulation, attic ventilation is so imperative for the health of your roof! Not having enough attic ventilation may also cause your shingles to fail prematurely. It can also ruin your insulation and therefore increase your energy costs. It is important to think about the fact that there are a lot of roofing manufacturers that will not warranty a roof that is not ventilated properly. Ice dams are an additional result of inadequate ventilation. These typically occur after a large snowfall and then a few days of freezing temperatures. In Minnesota, we all know that this can be a problem so make sure that your attic is prepared to handle this! With the correct attic insulation and ventilation, you are also helping your roof. Happy roof, happy house!
In Minnesota, there are a lot of trees that are growing near houses. Branches can grow and become in contact with your roof, which is not something that you want. This can result in branches falling on your roof from winds and can even damage your shingles when this occurs. If trees are near your roof, this also means that there may be too many leaves on your roof resulting in gutter blockage.
Your Minneapolis roof is something that should be cared for so that it properly protects your home. Snap Construction understands the importance of your roof and home. If you ever have any concerns in regards to your roof or any other aspect of your home, you can always call (or text!) our office. We are always happy to help you! Make it a snap, with Snap!
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