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Storm, Hail Damage & Working with Insurance Companies

On Sunday June 11th, a line of strong thunderstorms swept through central and southern Minnesota, knocking out power and causing damage to thousands of homes. High winds, hail, and downed trees can cause a variety of damages to a roof and it is essential that you take care of these repairs as soon as you can. After all, one of the most important parts of your home is the roof. It’s what protects you, your loved ones and your belongings from the elements.

Because your roof is so essential, it is also important that you choose a roofing contractor you can trust to take care of your Bloomington home’s roofing repair.

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Choosing a trusted contractor and having them meet your adjuster will make the whole insurance claim/construction project go quickly and smoothly. At Eastern Roofing & Siding, we are family-owned and operated, providing quality, straightforward roofing repair at fair and competitive prices. We understand just how important your roof is to your home or business and we take that responsibility seriously. We are also experienced working with insurance companies to help you get the roofing repair you need and deserve.

When your roof experiences hail or wind damage from a storm, follows these important steps:

  • Call your insurance provider and let them know the damage and the date it was sustained
  • Find a trusted roofing repair contractor you can trust
  • Meet with the adjuster and roofing repair contractor for inspection

When you choose Eastern Roofing & Siding for your roofing repair after damage sustained in this June’s storms, you can also rest assured knowing we have the know-how to perform the quality, lasting repairs you need. Here in Minnesota, we are all too familiar with extreme weather. From frigid and snowy winters to hot and humid summers, not to mention all of the storms and hail we can get around here, your roofing material needs to be able to withstand a variety of weather conditions and temperatures. You don’t want to have to call us for roofing repair because you chose a material that will not stand up to the outdoor elements. All of the materials that we install (wood, rubber, hot tar and several others) are good choices for our climate.

If you are unsure where to begin or need advice about roofing repair, feel free to give us a call. For more information about roofing repair in Bloomington, call Eastern Roofing & Siding at 651-238-1313, or you can contact us to get a Free Estimate.

Spring Cleaning Tip: Don’t Neglect Your Gutters!

As warm weather returns to Minnesota, many homeowners begin to inspect their property looking for areas to clean, repair and renew. The home improvement stores begin to buzz and bustle as many begin to spruce up their gardens and plan for a fresh coat of paint. But, there is one area of the home that must not be forgotten during the excitement of spring cleaning; and that is the gutters!

Gutters can play an important role in the structural soundness of your roof. The windy days from the fleeting fall and winter likely blew dirt, leaves and debris into your gutters. Leaves in the gutter block the ideal flow of rain and other precipitation as they accumulate in massive numbers. Having the gutters at your Eagan home cleaned, repaired or replaced can help prevent future costly repairs. At Eastern Roofing & Siding, we can even provide corrosion inhibition coatings, leaf screens and rubber liners to help prolong the life of your gutters. Call in the experts to help or fully carry out any gutter cleaning task, even repair or replace existing gutters on your home. Until then, consider these benefits to giving your gutters a little extra TLC this season.

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Address Any Damage

If the debris and leaves trapped in your gutters froze and thawed over the winter, your gutters may have experienced some damage. The leaves that accumulated in the fall helped contribute to the damage ice can cause in a gutter, altering the shape and sometimes overall structure of the gutters themselves. The weight of this ice can easily topple and disconnect from your home the entire spouts and gutters network. It is all but essential as a standard means of maintenance for your gutters to keep them void of clutter.  With the ice completely melted, it is now a great time of year to consider any repairs you may require for your gutters.

Consider Replacement

Often, repair is not an option with severely damaged gutters. Eastern Roofing & Siding can easily help with the installation of new pieces or entirely new gutters if deemed beyond repair. Standards in the world of gutters include those made of aluminum, copper and vinyl. You can even help avoid future leaf accumulation with features like seamless gutters and or leaf screens. Screens can completely block leaf access while still welcoming all forms of precipitous moisture for the months ahead. Having leaf screens installed in your gutters will eliminate the need to get up on that roof to clean them out next year.

If you would like a quote on or help with gutters in Eagan or the surrounding area, call Eastern Roofing at 651-238-1313, or Contact Us.

Spring Refresh: Improve Your Home’s Appearance with Siding Replacement

Spring is here and it’s time to get outside again! While you’re out there, you might notice your home could use some updates. As a Minnesota homeowner, you are fully aware of how harsh winters can be on the home. One of the best ways to spruce up your home and make it more aesthetically pleasing all year round is with new siding. Thankfully Eastern Roofing & Siding, experts in siding replacement and repair, can help you accomplish this goal. Spring is a great time of year to consider siding replacement for your St Paul Park home; its warmer weather makes it prime time to take down the old siding and install the new. Think of it as spring cleaning that can create serious curb appeal!

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There are a wide range of siding products on the market that fit every budget, residential design and personal taste. To help make the decision a little easier, we’ve gathered some ideas about different types of siding for your siding replacement and we hope it will help you narrow down your choices!

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Vinyl

Vinyl is an affordable, quality siding replacement option that has increased in durability over the years. It was first introduced in the 1950s and has undergone a lot of changes since its debut and is a premier siding option of today. Some of its benefits include:

  • Wide selection of color and styles
  • Low maintenance
  • Relatively easy repairs
  • Moisture repellent

Aluminum

One of the most popular siding replacement options on the market, it provides many benefits including:

  • Holding paint well
  • Fireproof
  • Cost-savings
  • Recyclability

Natural & Durable

Wood

With a stunning ability to match a wide variety of home designs, wood siding gives any home an all-American charm. With an engineered wood siding replacement, our team of siding experts can install flat, classic clapboards. Or, you can choose to go for a different approach and select boards that are rounded and have the appearance of just being brought from the forest.

Choosing wood for your siding replacement could provide many benefits including:

  • Authentic, charming looks
  • Natural insulation
  • Ease of repair
  • Longevity

Steel

Steel may be an unconventional choice for your siding replacement but it is great for protecting your home. And, some of its many other benefits include:

  • No seams, meaning no room for water damage
  • Excellent return on investment
  • Extreme durability

Not sure what kind of siding will suit your personal tastes? The experts at Eastern Roofing & Siding can help you choose the right siding replacement for your St Paul Park home. Call us today at 651-238-1313 or Request a Free Quote.

After the Snow: Essential Roof Repairs

As the winter comes to an end, it is important to take some time to make sure your roof is ready for the spring and summer months. After all, Minnesota winters can really wreak havoc on your roofing. From hail and wind damage to the effects of snow and ice; it is important to hire the roofing experts at Easter Roofing & Siding to ensure you receive the roof repair you need. As roofing repair experts in St Paul, we’ve come up with some possible roofing repairs you may need to make before the winter is over.

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Replacing Broken or Missing Shingles

It is important to have any broken or loose shingles replaced by a professional roofing repair company as soon as possible. Some see this as a DIY project. However, due to the dangers of getting up on the roof, it is best to enlist the professionals. Not only do they have the right tools and know-how to get the job done right the first time, they have the experience and training necessary to spot the issues an untrained eye would miss. In addition to shingled roofs, Eastern Roofing & Siding offers a variety of roofing repair on many different types of roofs including:

  • Hot-tar roofs
  • Wood roofs
  • Rubber roofs
  • Metal roofs
  • Tiled roofs and more

Gutter Cleaning

Though roof repair is very important, gutters can play an important role in the structural soundness of your roof. The windy days of fall and winter can blow dirt, leaves and debris into your gutters. Having your gutters cleaned, repaired or replaced can help prevent future costly repairs. At Eastern Roofing & Siding, we can even provide corrosion inhibition coatings, leaf screens and rubber liners to help prolong the life of your gutters.

Check for Mold

Did you know that discolored streaks on a roof could indicate there is mold, fungus or algae present? This could eat away at the roofing material and even cause leaks. It is best to have your roof inspected to find out if you need a simple roof repair or if an entire roof replacement is needed. A roofing inspection should also look at the sealant, flashing and other parts of your roof system. If anything is in a state of disrepair, it will need to be fixed before too long.

Seek roof repair now before any of these problems become worse. For a detailed, reliable roofing inspection, give us a call. We can come out and take a look and see if your roof is in good shape for spring. Are you interested in roof repair for your St Paul home? Call Eastern Roofing & Siding at 651-238-1313 or contact us to get a Free Quote.

Winter is Baaack: Make Sure Your Home is Ready

The first day of winter was over a week ago! And, according to a certain farmer’s almanac, winter has returned in full force this year. Is your home ready for the cold and frost that will surely come along with it? We have some suggestions on how to prepare your Inver Grove Heights home exterior for winter. Here are a few suggestions on what to do in order to keep your home warm, draft-free and leak-free during the frigid months ahead.

Home exteriors winter tips Inver Grove Heights

One of the most important things you can do for your home exterior is to make sure your gutters are clean. If your Inver Grove Heights home has gutters that are filled to the brim with leaves and debris, then snow and ice can build up and cause your roof to leak and your gutters may even need to be replaced. Also, cut back any low hanging or heavy branches that could fall on your roof and siding during a winter storm.

During a storm high winds may tear through, removing shingles and leaving your roof exposed to the elements. Hail can cause dents or dislodge the protective granules needed to shield shingles from rain and other damage. Additionally, some of the most common issues with siding can be caused by wind. Do not delay on these important repairs!

After a winter storm has rolled through the Inver Grove Heights area, you should immediately assess the damage. Simply walk around your home exterior (once it’s safe) and check for signs that your roof or siding has been affected. Also check inside for any leaks or water spots. Damaged roofs or siding leaves your home exposed to the elements.

What to do next? Bring in a professional roofing and siding company like Eastern Roofing & Siding to inspect your Inver Grove Heights home exterior! Our trained eyes can help you figure out what parts of your roofing and siding need to be repaired. If your roofing and siding are in bad condition, your roof could collapse or water could even leak through and cause damage to your home’s interior. Roofing and siding experts like ours can spot cracks on your roof, missing shingles and other potential problems.

For all of your home exterior needs in Inver Grove Heights and the surrounding area, call Eastern Roofing & Siding at (651) 238-1313, or you can contact us for a Free Estimate. We will be more than happy to help you with any of your roofing and siding problems – anything to avoid the harsh effects of a “Numbingly cold and snowy” winter.