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Don’t Forget Your Gutters! Winter Gutter Maintenance & Repair

With all of the hustle and bustle of the holidays, you’ve likely got a lot on your mind. But, there’s one thing you should never forget; your home’s gutters! While your gutters won’t need to be included on your Christmas shopping list, there are a few things you can do for your gutters to help them work as they should this winter.gutters

It is always wise, before the worst of winter hits, that you have your gutters properly cleaned and maintained. Notice some blockage up there while putting up your holiday lights? Don’t hesitate to give us a call. Eastern Roofing & Siding is your area experts in gutters for Bloomington and we can ensure they’re flowing as they should. Call in Eastern Roofing & Siding who can help or fully carry out any gutter cleaning task, even repair or replace existing gutters on your home. Here is some more information about your home’s gutters and why it’s so important to give them the maintenance they require:

Leaves in the gutter block the ideal flow of rain and other precipitation melt as they accumulate in massive numbers. Wet and soggy leaves that have gathered in your gutters throughout autumn will soon be, if they are not already; frozen. They will then become thawed on and off throughout the winter months, contributing to damaging ice, altering the shape and sometimes overall structure of the gutters themselves.

Another risk that can come with with accumulation of leaves in gutters during wintertime is the added weight of the ice mass. With enough snow and ice the mass accumulates into an ice cluster. 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.

And, if you don’t take care of your gutters, repair may not be an option with severely damaged gutters. Your spouts and gutters could come crashing down at the worst time. But if this does happen, Eastern Roofing & Siding can easily help with the installation of new pieces, if deemed beyond repair. We can even update your gutter system to avoid future leaf accumulation with features like seamless gutters and or leaf screens. To prevent corrosion and rust, coatings that inhibit such are available.

But in order to avoid replacement, it is so essential to have your gutters cleaned on a regular basis. Having leaf screens installed in your gutters is another smart choice to prevent damage.

Do you need help with your home’s gutters in Bloomington or any of the surrounding areas? Call Eastern Roofing & Siding at 651-238-1313, or Contact Us.

Top Reasons for Siding Replacement

As a homeowner, you are always looking for new ways to improve your home. And, siding replacement is one of the best and most beneficial. Sometimes siding replacement is even unavoidable for a multitude of reasons. As experts in siding replacement for Inver Grove Heights and the surrounding areas, we’ve seen it all. From aesthetic reasons to more practical ones, there are a wide variety of reasons you may need to enlist our expert siding replacement services. Here are just a few of them:Siding Replacement Inver Grove Heights

Adding Value to Your Home

Did you know that replacing siding has a high expected ROI? This makes it one of the most financially sound home renovation projects that you can invest in. With the equity added to your home, the actual cost of siding replacement is definitely worth it.

Increasing Curb Appeal

Siding replacement has the benefit of adding curb appeal, which is very important when it comes time to sell. First appearances are very important in the real estate business. In fact, many prospective buyers won’t even enter your home to view it if your exterior and siding are damaged or dated.

Storm Damage

Storms can really wreak havoc on your home’s siding. Between strong winds, damaging sleet and snow drifts, heavy rain and falling branches, a lot of houses sustain siding damage after a big storm. If you spot damage to your home’s siding after a big storm, be sure to give our siding replacement company a call. We can assess the damage and then schedule your siding replacement appointment. We know how important it is to have siding on your house, and we will always do what we can do get the work done as soon and as quickly as possible.

Better Protection & Insulation

As well as making your home look attractive, siding plays an important role in protecting your home. Water damage is a major problem when siding isn’t doing its job. Water can wreak havoc on timber, plasterboard, and electrical wiring. This exposure can mean big problems but with siding replacement you can intervene before water or moisture permeates and causes trouble.

Siding replacement is also a great way to boost your insulation’s efficiency and reduce the transfer of heat and cold from the interior to the exterior. Many older homes were built before homeowners understood the benefits of effective insulation and new siding can help bring your home up to current standards.

And, these are just some of the reasons you may invest in quality siding replacement. Whatever the reason, keep your house looking its best by hiring our siding replacement team! We can come out, get the work done, and your home will look as good as new!

Call Eastern Roofing & Siding at 651-238-1313 for siding replacement in the Inver Grove Heights area. Or you can request a Free Quote.

How Storm Damage Can Affect Your Home

As you are well aware, St Paul and all of Minnesota can have some pretty unpredictable weather. We all expect some heavy snow in the winter, but summer is when the truly unpredictable storms hit. And, the effects can take a toll on your St Paul home exteriors. Here are some of the effects a storm can have on your roof and siding and what you need to do if your home gets damaged. And, when you need repairs to your roofing or siding after a storm, give us a call at Eastern Roofing & Siding; we specialize in home exteriors repair.

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Strong winds, flying debris and hail can do the most damage to the exterior of your home. Some of the most common issues can occur with your siding; some of these include cracking, chipping and breaking or even holes. If any of these issues affect to your siding, your home is no longer completely protected from the elements. That is why you should have any storm damage addressed by professionals in home exteriors as soon as possible. The damaged siding will need to be replaced in order to adequately protect your home against moisture and additional damage.

When it comes to your roof, winds from a storm can tear and remove shingles, leaving the roof underlayment or old shingles exposed to the elements. Wind can also lift and curl shingles by breaking the seal that bonds them together, leaving your roof vulnerable to rain and wind. Hail can also be a huge problem for home exteriors and especially roofs; leaving dents on shingles and dislodging the protective granules needed to shield them from sun and water damage. A specialist in the repair of home exteriors like us can assess any damage from a storm and perform the repairs or replacement necessary to get your roof in good health again.

Not sure if your home has sustained damage following a summer storm? Walk around your home’s exterior and check for any signs that your roof or siding has been affected. You can also check inside for any water spots on your ceiling. Even though the roof may not appear damaged from the outside, the storm may have caused leaks that can lead to issues later on.

Whatever the issues discovered; you need a contractor you can depend on. You need a contractor with a great reputation that specializes in home exteriors; one like Eastern Roofing & Siding. It’s in our name!

You also need a contractor you can trust to assess the damage, provide an estimate and work on repairs or replacement. We also have experience working with insurance companies and will make sure all of your home exterior’s repairs are performed correctly.

Call Eastern Roofing & Siding at 651-238-1313 for home exteriors repair and service in the St Paul area. Or you can request a Free Quote.

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:

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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.