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Essential Siding Considerations for Fall

Summer is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner. With autumn comes strong winds, falling leaves, damaging rain and sometimes even sleet. Many homes sustain siding damage during the cooler months, especially if they have older, damaged or affected siding. At Eastern Roofing & Siding we specialize in siding for Cottage Grove and the surrounding areas, and we have a few suggestions if you’ve noticed your home’s siding is damaged.

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Siding is your first line of defense against the elements so it is important to know the signs that indicate it could use repair or replacement. How often do you have to have your home’s siding repainted? If it’s every five to six years, then you should consider calling a siding contractor like us to replace it. Siding that is still in good shape should keep its color for at least eight to ten years. If the paint on your siding is peeling, flaking or chipping away, give us a call.

Do you notice mold or mildew? This could be another indication that your siding has been damaged. After a storm has rolled through the area, you should immediately assess the damage. Simply walk around your home exterior once it is safe and check for signs that your roofing or siding has been affected. Also check inside for any leaks or water spots in the interior’s ceilings and walls.

Not sure if the problems you are experiencing are necessarily caused by your siding? Our trained eyes can help you figure out what parts of your roofing and siding need to be repaired.

If you determine you want or need siding replacement, there are a wide range of siding products on the market that fit every budget, residential design and personal taste. Vinyl is an affordable, quality siding replacement option that has increased in durability over the years. Or choose vinyl! Vinyl is one of the most popular siding replacement options on the market and comes in a variety of colors and provides many great benefits. Or, how about wood? With a stunning ability to match a wide variety of home designs, wood siding gives any home an all-American charm.

Not sure what kind of siding will suit your personal tastes? The experts at Eastern Roofing & Siding can help you choose the right siding for your home.

Are you interested in hiring a siding contractor for your Cottage Grove area home? Call Eastern Roofing & Siding at 651-238-1313, or you can contact us for a Free Estimate.

Siding Tips: Replacement & Maintenance

Your St Paul Park’s home exterior is one of the most important aspects of keeping you and your family safe from outdoor elements like wind, rain, snow and ice. For that reason, keeping your siding in good shape is crucial, and with fall soon approaching, you want to be extra sure it is in good condition. As experts in home exteriors, Eastern Roofing & Siding is here to offer a few signs that you should call a siding contractor and few tips to keep your siding looking its best.home exteriors

When you had your siding installed, if it was not done correctly, then it can warp or buckle. This is usually a result of siding that was nailed too tightly onto the side of your home. This may mean it’s time to hire professional siding contractors to replace your siding and spruce up your home exterior.

How often do you have to have your home’s siding repainted? If it’s every five to six years, then you should consider calling a siding contractor like us to replace it. Siding that is still in good shape should keep its color for at least eight to ten years. If the paint on your siding is peeling, flaking or chipping away, give our home exteriors experts a call.

When it comes to cleaning your home exterior, there are two different ways to get the job done. First, hand washing. This is a long and involved process and not always the easiest. Get a bucket of warm water, some mild soap and a brush with stiff bristles and a long handle. Simply dip the brush into the bucket of water (after adding the soap in) and start scrubbing. You can rinse the siding off with a hose.

Power washing is another great way to make your home’s siding nice and clean. Power washing should be used sparingly with pressed board siding. But if you have vinyl siding or a similar material, power washing should work just fine.

Do you see siding that is rotted, loose, falling off of your house or that looks like it is in a state of disrepair? If you see any siding that looks like its seen better days, then you should call us and we can send a siding contractor out.

Would you like more information on home exteriors in St Paul Park? Call Eastern Roofing & Siding at 651-238-1313, or you can contact us for a Free Estimate.

Signs You May Need a Roof Replacement This Summer

Is it time to repair or time to replace your old roof? Summertime in the Midwest means we will see plenty of severe storms that could bring hail and even more extreme weather. After the storm passes, one of the first things you should look at is your roof. Whether you can physically get up there to take a look yourself or simply look for signs inside; it is essential to find any roof related issues as soon as possible. As experts in roof repair and roofing installation in St Paul, we at Eastern Roofing & Siding have come up with a list of warning signs to help you determine whether or not you need a new roof.

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Age

How old is your roof? Most experts agree that the typical roof can last between 20 and 25 years. This of course, depends on the type of wear and tear it endures.

Curling/Missing Shingles

Shingles that are curled or buckling are another sign that you may need a roofing installation. Look at the slopes of your home that get direct sunlight and if you notice the shingles are curling and/or losing granules, give us a call.

Missing shingles are another sign your roof could be failing. Take a look and see if all of your shingles are intact. If it is unsafe to do so, please contact our roofing installation company for assistance.

Seeing the Light

Have you been to your attic lately? Check your attic to see if there is any daylight coming through the roof boards. Also, if you notice moisture in your insulation, this could be another sign you are in need of roofing installation or repair.

Leaks & Gutters

An obvious sign that your roof needs a roofing contractor is if you notice any leaks inside or if any trees or tree limbs fell on your roof. Take a close look at your home’s gutters as well. Do you see any granules collecting in your gutters or downspouts? Are your gutters or downspouts detached from your home? Our roofing installation company can come out and take a look at your roof and make any necessary repairs or let you know if you are in need of roofing replacement.

And, these are just a few of the signs you may need a professional roofing installation. Of course, if you are unsure if your roof is damaged or if you cannot spot any signs of damage but you still want it inspected, call us and we can send a roofing contractor out.

If you would like more information on roofing repair or roofing installation, call Eastern Roofing & Siding at 651-238-1313 or you can contact us to Request a Free Quote.

Storm, Hail Damage & Working with Insurance Companies

On Sunday June 11, 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 home’s roofing repair after it incurs storm damage.

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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, Blaine and other Twin Cities areas, 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.