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What Every Homeowner Needs to Know About Moss on the Roof

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Although some people consider a mossy roof attractive, the moss can actually lead to issues with your roof. Moss doesn't have roots in the traditional sense, but it still can carpet a roof and cause ongoing damage to shingles and roof underlayment. It's not necessarily the growth habit of moss that damages your roof, but the conditions that the moss creates.

Read on to see the concerns moss creates and how you can prevent it.

Ice Dams

Ice Dams 101: What Every Homeowner Needs to Know

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An ice dam occurs when a buildup of ice along the outside rim of the roof keeps melted snow from draining properly. The snowmelt backs up behind the ice dam, which then allows the water to get beneath the shingles and leak into your home. Ice dams can cause a lot of damage to both the roof and your home's interior if you don't spot and address them right away.

Signs of Ice Dams

Dams can be difficult to spot under a thick layer of snow, but fortunately you can look for a few signs of a forming dam.

Roof Repair

3 Factors That Reduce Your Roof’s Life Expectancy

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Every step of your roof's life cycle is important, from its installation to its maintenance and repairs. At each step, a mistake could result in long-term repercussions, such as a shortened lifespan for your roof.

Here are several factors you may not have realized could reduce the life expectancy of your new roof.

What Should You Do With the Space Under Your Deck?

What Should You Do With the Space Under Your Deck?

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What do you do with that giant space under your deck? Depending on where your deck is placed, the space could be one or two feet tall, or it could be nearly an entire story. This space has many potential uses. Read on for some interesting ideas that you could consider for your under-deck space.

Add an Under-Deck Patio

If your deck is high enough, you can add a secondary patio under your deck. Add patio paving stones or concrete, and even a fire pit, and you'll have a cozy place to spend some time. An under-deck patio is a great place for rainy weather, and can become a relaxing retreat.

4 Parts of the Roof You Shouldn’t Skimp On

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A roof is not a single structure; it is a complex construction composed of multiple individual parts. You should know the significance of each of these parts so you can tell which of them are critical and require careful consideration during construction. Here are some parts of the roof to give careful consideration.

  1. Materials

You can choose from dozens of roofing materials for your next roof, and all of them mean different things for your roof. Your choice of roofing material determines the following things:

Assess the Condition of the Roof When Buying a Home

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When house hunting, don’t be too quick to buy a house that has all the features you want. First, make sure the home has a strong and sturdy roof before finalizing the sale. If the home doesn't have a strong roof, this can lead to a number of issues.

Look for Signs of a Damaged Roof

When looking at homes to purchase, keep an eye out for signs of a damaged roof. A damaged roof can decrease the value of a home.

 

3 Reasons Your Roofing Ventilation System Could Be Unbalanced

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An unbalanced roof ventilation system can act much like an inadequate one; it won't effectively remove moist air from the roof's underside like it should. In some cases, the entire lower slope of the roof may be effectually unventilated if an imbalanced ventilation system causes this kind of malfunction.

Here are three reasons your roof could have an unbalanced ventilation system.

  1. Too Much Outflow Was Installed

Working with an expert roofing contractor can help ensure that you end up with not only the right amount of attic ventilation but also the right proportions. Make sure you do not have more outflow ventilation than intake.

 

Fiber Cement Siding: A Simple Guide for Homeowners

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Siding can be a great way to enhance the aesthetic appeal of your home's exterior, improve energy efficiency, and even boost home value. Numerous factors come into play when selecting the right siding. For example, you must consider costs, climatic conditions, durability, and the style of your home.

Fiber cement is one of the most popular siding options. If you want the right balance of longevity, versatility, aesthetics, and lifecycle costs, fiber cement might be an excellent choice.

If you want to install new siding, read on to learn more about fiber cement siding so you can make an informed decision.

 

A Minnesota Homeowner’s Guide to Ice Dams

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Winter weather comes with many potential threats to the safety, warmth, and structural integrity of your home, from gale force winds to heavy snowfall. One of the most common cold weather hazards is the ice dam.

Ice dams are most likely to form when the temperature fluctuates. So while you may breathe a sigh of relief to have a break from Minnesota's well below freezing temperatures for a few days, higher temperatures do not negate the risks to your home. Ice dams are especially common in the late winter and early spring when the weather may warm up and then drop below freezing again unexpectedly.

In this blog, we provide the information you need to protect your home from ice dams and the damage they cause.

D.S. Bahr Construction, Inc.
612.722.1448
460 Hoover Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413