3 Immediate Steps to Take After Storm Damage

June 20th, 2022|Categories: Roofing, Storm Damage, Uncategorized|

Storms can cause an immense amount of expensive damage to your home and health and safety hazards. However, a strategy to quickly deal with the aftermath can help you minimize your risks. Here are three steps you should take immediately after experiencing storm damage to your home.  Take Safety Precautions Physical hazards from storm damage can occur like standing water, collapsed roofing and shattered glass. In addition, moisture can soak into furniture or carpeting and create mold growth. If you experience extensive damage, you may want to contact a property restoration company to make repairs to make your home safe [...]

Does Your Home’s Exterior Need a Facelift?

December 8th, 2021|Categories: Home Maintenance, Remodel, Roofing|

Maybe you’re considering a fixer-upper in a great neighborhood around Minneapolis-St. Paul like Maple Grove, Apple Valley or Spring Valley, but the exterior looks like it hasn’t had an upgrade since the ‘70s. What’s more concerning is that the roof and siding do not protect the home as intended. So, when you see water damage on ceilings and walls, it is apparent that one or the other is not doing its job. Sure, siding should make your home look great, but more importantly, it should protect your home from the weather. If there’s water damage on the ceilings and walls, [...]

Roofing Needs Replacement?

March 23rd, 2021|Categories: Home Maintenance, Installation, Roofing|

Your home’s roof is exposed to harsh elements all the time; that is its job! Natural conditions like sun, wind, dirt, ultraviolet rays, insects, birds –not to mention things like acid rain, smoke, pollutants, and car exhaust – regularly take a beating on your roof and contribute to its soiling discoloration and damage.  How do you know if you need to replace your roof? Here are some tell-tale signs that your roof may be expiring. Are your asphalt roofing shingles curled, cupped, or cracked? There may be visible signs of aging on a 3-tab asphalt shingle roof showing algae or [...]

7 Steps to Winterize Your Home

December 7th, 2020|Categories: Gutters, Insulation, Roofing, Windows|

Winter is here, but it isn’t too late to take a few steps to winterize your home and make it comfortable before the Minnesota winds and winter storms ravage your home heating system. These seven essential, yet straightforward steps will help ensure your castle is a warm and comfortable home.  #1 — Clean Out the Gutters Now that most of the leaves have fallen, get your gutters cleaned to ensure debris and leaves don’t clog your downspouts. When your downspouts get clogged, the rain cannot drain off, and the winter cold will freeze it in the gutters. Before you know [...]

Rising Energy Costs are Difficult to Pin Down Without an Inspection

August 26th, 2020|Categories: Insulation, Roofing, Windows|

If you have noticed your energy bills going through the roof, it is not unusual to assume you know the reason. It is your home, after all, and you know the general condition of structures such as windows and doors.  However, before you hire a contractor to repair or replace the offending feature, it makes sense to have the property fully inspected. You may find that heat is escaping from an entirely different place or a combination of places.  The Roof The roof is the go-to suspect when there is no clear problem with windows or doors. You can’t fully [...]

5 Tips for Minnesota Homeowners with Storm Damage

July 28th, 2020|Categories: Contractor, Gutters, Installation, Insulation, Remodel, Roofing, Siding, Storm Damage, Windows|

Minnesota weather is nothing if not unpredictable. Minnesotans know that a sunny day can quickly change into a hail, wind, or thunderstorm that can cause all types of damage to homes, buildings, vehicles, and properties. While most storms roll through quickly and may not damage property, there is always a handful that results in branches or trees falling or hail damage to property. For Minnesota homeowners who have dented roofs from hail or broken windows from falling branches, here are five tips to ensure your damage is quickly repaired. Assess Damage for Emergency Repair The first concern for homeowners should [...]

Four Tips for Choosing the Best Roofing Contractor

June 17th, 2020|Categories: Roofing|

Repairing or replacing your roof is one of the most expensive investments you’ll make for your home. Choosing the best roofing contractor is crucial to get the job done right. With so many roofing companies available, how do you know which one to choose? Here are four tips for selecting the best roofing contractor for your home. Check Roofing References and Reviews Reviews and references from past clients are the best way to determine the reliability and experience of a roofing contractor. A roofing contractor should be able to provide you with references when asked. Call these references and ask [...]

Is Heat Leaking out of Your Roof?

May 28th, 2020|Categories: Roofing|

The roof is one of the most important structures when it comes to heat retention. During the winter months, Minnesota homeowners often resort to blasting the heat in order to combat plummeting temperatures. However, if there are problems with the roof, that could mean throwing good money after bad.  Just because it is cold outside does not mean there should be a need to significantly increase your thermostat. While the colder months may provide a convenient excuse, the real issue could stem from problems with your roof.  Roof Damage Now that the weather is improving, a home that does not [...]

Reinforce Your Roof for Winter

October 25th, 2019|Categories: Roofing|

Summer storms can take a serious toll on your roof. With fall well underway and winter on the horizon, it’s time to consider home maintenance needs. Your roof is a vital structure that protects your property from the elements. If a roof is compromised in any way, it could result in water seeping into roof space and causing serious structural damage.  Roof Inspection An important part of home maintenance, a roof inspection is designed to identify any damage that requires repairs. At Signature Home Services, we provide our customers with a free roof inspection. Our goal is to ensure signs [...]

Will Your Roof Hold Up When Winter Comes?

July 24th, 2019|Categories: Roofing|

How confident are you that your roof can withstand heavy rain or snow? It may have held up over the previous winter, but that’s no indication of roof condition. A Minnesota roof can suffer significant damage due to a number of potential environmental issues including ice dams, storm debris or moss growth.  These problems can go unnoticed or, in the case of issues like moss, may be considered innocuous. Without regular inspections and maintenance, your roof is at risk of becoming compromised. Issues such as damaged shingles and water leaking into your attic or roof space may occur.  Is Roof [...]