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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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Understanding the Value of a Metal Roof

If you are in the market for a new roof, then it’s no secret that metal roofs are one of the best options on the market for homes. Many roofing companies are touting the superiority of metal roofs. However, with an industry fascination for metal roofs, it’s easy for consumers to resist the roof’s appeal due to the hype. Many may think the benefits espoused by industry professionals are simply selling points. However, you get real value when you invest in a metal roof.

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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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Green Roofs? Cool Roofs? What's the Best Option?

As a society, we are learning about various ways to reduce our carbon footprint, keep our homes cooler, and improve our energy efficiency. In fact, many of the ways in which we do these things using our roofs aren’t necessarily new ways. Some have been around for years. If you are considering a green roof or a cool roof, you will find that both have many benefits and both look pretty cool on your home.

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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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The Benefits of Roof Coating

Your roofing offers you protection from the top of your home to the bottom. From protecting your home from damage stemming from severe weather to ensuring that your home is sturdy for years, your roofing is unlike any other component of your home. Many homeowners try different ways to extend the life of their roofing to no avail. If you are like most homeowners, then you will be happy to know that there is one way you can make your roof last longer—roof coating.

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