Roofers In Hopkins Minnesota | Common Causes of Exterior Damage That Are Problematic During Winter (Part 2)
Winter weather can really do some damage to your house, especially if you have preexisting exterior damage. Part 1 of this blog series noted that hail damage, impact damage, and improper installation can all become majorly problematic when winter rolls around. Here are 3 more common causes of exterior damage we see that become problematic for homeowners during the winter months: Roofers In Hopkins Minnesota
Local roofers know that water damage poses a risk any time of year, especially when homeowners have preexisting storm damage. Wind and hail damage often create small (or not so small) areas in the roof and siding where water can seep into and penetrate the layers underneath. This can cause wood rot, mold, and mildew to form and leave your home’s structural integrity compromised. It can also cause poor indoor quality and become hazardous when mold damage appears. It’s very important to get storm damage repairs before winter to determine if you have storm damage that’s already impacting your home, which can make winter elements all the more dangerous. When snow and ice melt and the water penetrates through preexisting damage, this damage will be much more severe and expensive to repair rather than making the necessary repairs before winter.
People don’t always realize that wind can do some major damage to roofing and siding. In Minnesota, it isn’t uncommon for us to see winds of 40 mph or higher. Sometimes we see even higher wind speeds that can completely uproot trees and cause major impact damage to the home, such as severe roof or siding damage. High winds can blow around unsecured objects (such as lawn furniture or planters) or whip around tree branches.
Impact damage isn’t uncommon, but even wind itself can do damage to structures. With high winds, pieces of siding can become loose and unhinged, tear, and even become completely removed. Wind can also cause shingles, especially shingles that have previous damage, to crack, tear, and even become removed from the roof. Making siding repairs and roof repairs prior to winter helps secure these points of preexisting damage and minimizes the risk of the damage worsening during the winter months.
Wear & Tear
If you haven’t gotten a roof replacement in a while, you most likely have natural wear and tear that’s impacting your roof. This is normal since your roof and other areas of your exterior are constantly exposed to the elements and subjected to strong winds, heavy rains, blowing debris, animals, and so much more that cause a roof to slowly deteriorate. We often see roofs last a long time if they’ve had adequate preventative maintenance. Homeowners who care for their roofs by getting regular roof inspections are aware of the state of their roof and the repairs that are necessary in order to keep it in great condition. If you have an aging roof, it’s a good idea to contact your local roofing contractor to perform a free roof inspection to determine if your roof poses any risk during the winter months.
If you still need to schedule your regular roof inspection, or for any other exterior home services that will help protect your home during the winter months, contact us at Capstone Bros Contracting. We’re proud to offer free roof inspections near Hopkins to help you ensure your home is best able to protect you from the harsh winter elements.
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