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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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The Differences Between Residential and Commercial Roofing

Although residential homes can incorporate flat roofs and commercial buildings often have pitched roofs with traditional asphalt shingles, there are architectural paradigms as to what roof suits the needs of a particular building. In general terms, homes can accommodate a more appealing style which suits the taste of the homeowner while a commercial building requires function over form with a practical design that is proven to hold up under the most dire of weather. There are some more subtle differences in roofing design which distinguish how a roof is built for a house or a commercial building.

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Roofing and Restoration

Roofing isn't always a part of damage restoration, but it often is when a storm is the cause of the damage or when a disaster situation causes extended damage which in turn compromises the structural integrity of a roof. Ideally, a company you hire for restoration services will be able to handle the entire job both on the interior and exterior of your home rather than having different contractors conduct different aspects of each repair.

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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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The Problem Within: How Poor Ventilation can Destroy Your Roof

Sometimes, poor ventilation isn’t only a comfort problem. A lot of people inquiry about attic ventilation—and for good reason. If your home’s attic and roof ventilation aren’t taken care of, moisture can increase. Mold can thrive. Damages can occur. Often, homeowners find themselves needing emergency surfaces, due to fully preventable disasters.

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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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