From the category archives: Intelligent Design Blog - Roofing, Maple Grove

Roof Inspection

How to Perform a Self-Inspection on Your Home Roof

You should have your home roof inspected by a professional contractor at least once a year. In the meantime, you can perform a self-inspection if you know what to look for. In most cases, the symptoms of a roof that needs maintenance are easy to identify. Below are some tips to help get you started.

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Why You Should Have Your Home Inspected During the Spring

Intelligent Design offers comprehensive roofing repair, roofing installation, and roofing replacement for home and business owners in Maple Grove, Minnesota. We also repair roofs that have been damaged by ice over the winter.

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Locate the Hidden Signs of Roof Damage

Your roof might be big, but it can pack hidden dangers. Sometimes, it isn’t enough to look for blatant holes and big leaks. By understanding the subtle signs of roof damage, you can protect your home from ongoing problems. Check out the hidden signs of roof damage below, and save your home from big damages and expenses.

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Is Your Commercial Roof a Liability?

Your employees rely on you to keep them safe while they are at work. From maintaining the parking lot to ensuring they have the safety gear they need, keeping them safe is a top priority for them. However, if you don’t maintain your commercial roof, then you could be exposing your business to liability.

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What Are Your Options for Commercial Roofs?

With a new year upon us, it’s time to take care of some of those items on our to-do list. Although you may have saved time delaying these items, the more you delay fixing them, the more it will cost you to make the repairs, especially when it comes to getting a new roof for your business. You can take action now by selecting the roof that’s best suited for your business from the list below.

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Determining Roof Repair or Replacement

You likely already understand roofs need ongoing inspection and maintenance in order to stay in top shape and sometimes may need repairs after a specific event such as a storm or downed tree limb. Of course, everything has a natural life and a roof will eventually need to be completely replaced. In some cases it can be difficult to determine whether major repairs, replacement of a section of the roof, or a complete roof tear off and new roof installation is the best solution for the problem at hand.

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Should You Replace Siding and Roofing at the Same Time?

If you've ever owned an older home, you've probably had to replace either the roof or the siding, if not both. The general thought process to the layman is to keep the repairs as cheap as possible while achieving the desired results, and for many people that's what has to be done. However, if exterior repairs are required, it's usually a good idea to at least consider the idea of replacing the roof and siding at the same time.

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How to Protect Your Roof Before Installing Solar Panels

In an effort to save money and reduce their impact on the environment, many homeowners, such as yourself, may be interested in installing solar panels on your home. Solar panels are a great option when it comes to reducing your utility bills. With enough solar panels installed on your roof, you can significantly reduce your reliance on the electrical grid. However, it’s important to note how solar panels can affect your roof, so make sure you start off with a roof that is capable of handling a solar panel installation.

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How to Prevent Your Roof From Collapsing During the Winter Months

Although your roof is sturdy and can withstand a lot, it’s not impervious to severe weather. Roofs that may be approaching their final years or those that are already damaged are at risk of collapsing during the winter months. Fortunately, you can improve the condition of your roof to ensure that it doesn’t collapse and threaten your family’s safety.

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How to Extend the Life of Your Roof

After investing in a new roof, it’s only natural to want that roof to last for years to come. Although the type of material you choose for your roof will affect your roof’s longevity the most, there are some measures you can take to extend the life of your roof.

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