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Reasons for Replacing Your Roof

Whether you’re looking to sell your home, improve its value or simply make it a more comfortable place for your family; there are many reasons for roof replacement. Woodbury and local area residents have been trusting the experts here at Eastern Roofing & Siding for years. You could say we’re the local roofing experts. That’s why we’d like to tell you more about roof replacement and why it doesn’t always take a leaky roof to warrant one.

The need for new roofing is sometimes more obvious than others, but the decision is always an important one. Roof replacement is a significant investment that has a big impact on the appearance, value and function of your home. It is also important to replace your roof at the right time. Waiting too long to replace your roof or installing a new roof before it’s necessary could end up costing you. Here are a few reasons the time time for roof replacement is now:

Wear & Tear

Our area can get some pretty big storms from time to time. High winds sometimes blow roof shingles off the roof, creating obvious empty areas that need to be repaired or replaced. And, when large trees or branches come down on the roof during a storm, it can damage the roof on a structural level. Rather than make repairs following storm damage, it can often be smarter to invest in roof replacement.

Age

A typical roof usually last anywhere from 15 to 25 years. Unfortunately, factors such as storm damage, ice damming, and mold or moss growth can significantly shorten the life of any roof. If your roof has any signs of wear, it’ nay be a good idea to replace the roof. A trusted roofing company or home inspector can help you determine approximately how old or damaged your roof is if you aren’t quite sure.

Home Value

Even if your roof isn’t worn or damaged, it can make sense to replace your roofing to increase curb appeal and real estate value. Many home buyers shy away from homes with an older roof as they don’t want the responsibility of roof replacement to fall on them in a year’s time. A new roof offers a great deal of financial security to a prospective home buyer.

Aesthetics

When combined with new exterior siding or an exterior paint job, new roofing can really make an older home look brand new. Planning a remodel or addition? Skylight installation? These major remodeling projects involve changes to your roofline and require the installation of new roofing.

A new roof can also help you save money on your heating and cooling bills. Roof replacement done by professionals, like the ones at Eastern Roofing & Siding, could help decrease the amount of money you spend keeping your home comfortable throughout the year.

Are you interested in learning more about roof replacement in Woodbury? Call Eastern Roofing & Siding at 651-238-1313 or you can contact us to schedule your Free Quote.

What to Do in the Event of a Spring Storm

Spring is here! And with spring comes many-a-spring storm. While there’s no way to avoid this annual onslaught of severe weather, there are a few things homeowners can do to help protect their roofs from damage. And, in the event of a spring storm, there are a few first steps you should take. As experts in roofing for St Paul, we would like to put together a rundown of necessary preparations to take as well as what to do in the event of a storm that wreaks havoc on your roofing.

Keep Trees Trimmed

Be sure to get rid of weak and broken branches. This can prevent limbs from ending up on your roof or through your window during a severe spring storm.

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Secure Gutters

Make sure that your drainage system, gutters and downspouts, are securely attached to your home and clear of any debris. A clogged gutter can cause water to enter your home during a storm and a loose drainpipe can bang against your siding causing damage.

In the Event of a Storm

When your roofing experiences extremely heavy rain, hail or wind damage from a springtime 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

At Eastern Roofing & Siding 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.
While there’s no way to keep spring storms out of Minnesota, you can help your home to weather the storms by following these steps. And, in the event of a storm do not hesitate to give us a call. We can come out to your home to inspect your roof and perform any roofing repair you need.

We will check for standing water, loose or missing shingles, signs of water leaks, bent gutters, fascia gaps and much much more.

If you are unsure where to begin or need advice about protecting your roofing before and after a storm, feel free to give us a call. And, for more information about roofing in St Paul and other Twin Cities areas, call Eastern Roofing & Siding at 651-238-1313, or you can contact us to get a Free Estimate.

 

Thank You and Happy Holidays from Eastern Roofing

With the end of 2017 quickly approaching, we want to take a moment to thank all our wonderful clients for their support. We are grateful to have served the Twin Cities metro area with our professional roofing and siding services this past year.

As the year winds down, we just want to thank each and every one of you for your patronage, whether as a new or returning customer. We hope you will trust us for all your roofing and siding needs!

We wish each of you a merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

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.