Questions You Should Ask Before You Hire a Roofer

The roof is one of the most important parts of any building because it protects the occupants and their belongings from the elements. As such, when it comes to roofing repairs or replacements, it is essential to hire a reputable roofing contractor. But how do you know if you are hiring the right contractor for your roofing needs? Here are some essential questions to ask before you hire a roofing contractor.


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How a New Roof Can Add Value to Your Home

If you’re a homeowner, you should look for ways to add value to your property. Installing a new roof is one of the most significant investments. A new roof not only improves the look of your home but also has several practical advantages. This blog will explore how a new roof will add value to your home.


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5 Benefits of a Professional Roofing Service

Many homeowners often feel tempted to tackle roofing repairs or replacements themselves, but this can often lead to costly mistakes and unsafe working conditions.

Hiring a professional roofing service is a wise investment that can save you significant stress eventually. Explore five benefits you can enjoy when you hire a professional roofing service for all your roofing needs. (more…)

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Types of Siding

Your home should be one of your sources of joy, satisfaction, and pride. One way to boost your home’s market value and exterior curb appeal is to install new siding. Also, new and good siding can improve your home’s insulation and lower your monthly utility bills.

Whether you want to replace your old siding or install new siding on your new home, you’ll find many options in the market. The many options can confuse you if you don’t have adequate information about various types of siding.

To help you make the right choice, explore detailed information about the types of siding you choose from.


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4 Popular Flat Roof Material Options

A flat roof is a structure with a mostly flat surface with no pitch or slope. Flat roofs are standard for commercial as well as many residential buildings.

Flat roofs come in several material options. Each material is ideal for different situations and has its benefits and drawbacks. Additionally, water pooling is a major problem with flat roofs and is one of the key areas of consideration. Other critical factors include life expectancy, energy ratings, and ease of repair.


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Factors to Consider When Choosing Roofing Materials

Your home’s roofing complements most of the other design attributes of the building. It also plays a vital protective role by shielding you from rain, snow, extreme temperatures, and wind. As the construction industry continuously improves roofing products, you have a variety of materials that you can use for your next project. This piece discusses several factors that should determine your choice of roofing materials. (more…)

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What You Need to Know About Winter Roof Prep in Minnesota

Roof with a Snow — Minneapolis, MN - D.S. Bahr Construction, Inc.How should you prepare your home for the next Minnesota winter? As the autumn leaves fall off the trees and the temperature drops, you need to start thinking about cold-weather prep. If you’re not sure where to start, take a look at what you need to know about Minnesota winters, your roof, and home maintenance.

How Can Winter Impact Your Roof?

Each season comes with different potential roofing issues. The flooding rains of the spring can leak through a roof that has missing shingles, significant wear and tear, or damage. Summer storms and whipping winds can tear shingles off your roof, and hail can puncture or dent the roof’s outer layer. Autumn leaves can fill gutters, causing clogs and backups that leak into your home. (more…)

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Best Practices for Roof Maintenance

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Maintaining your roof will help you prevent frequent damages, maintain its energy efficiency, and prolong its lifespan. However, you have to approach maintenance the right way to reap the maximum benefits. Below are some best practices for maintaining your roof.

Combine DIY and Professional Maintenance

Roof maintenance requires both DIY and professional approaches. Conduct the DIY inspections and maintenance as regularly as you can. Some maintenance practices you can do without a professional’s input include:

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4 Elements That Might Be Damaging Your Roof

Brown Roof — Minneapolis, MN - D.S. Bahr Construction, Inc.Many homeowners are unaware of the damage their roofs could be sustaining week in and week out.

Many seemingly innocuous elements have the potential to contribute to the deterioration of your roof. The more you understand these elements, the better prepared you will be to protect your roof against permanent damage in the future.

  1. Moisture

Moisture is your roof’s worst enemy. (more…)

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