While summer is in full swing, harsh winter elements may seem like a distant memory. However, in a place like Minnesota, the winter season is always right around the corner and you should utilize the summer to prepare your home for what’s to come.


One of the largest components of your home is your roof. Between high winds and heavy snow, your roof endures excessive wear and tear during the winter. By working with Intelligent Design Corp and taking preventative measures, you can prepare your roof to take on the elements.


●        Find a roofing company you can trust. When living in an area with extreme snowfall, such as Minnesota, you should have your roof professionally inspected at least twice a year. Do your research and find a reputable roofing company capable of catching early signs of roof damage. By applying repairs early, you’ll be able to prevent your roof from becoming more severely damaged down the road.


A reputable team of contractors, such as the one at Intelligent Design Corp, can also assist you with various maintenance and replacement tasks to help you sustain your roof’s lifespan.


●        Keep an eye out for signs of damage. By taking the time to inspect your roof for signs of damage, you’ll be able to better prepare the area for winter elements. Noticing missing shingles, water damage, and built-up debris in your gutters will help you stay ahead of repairs. You should also keep an eye out for any mold growth or uneven ceilings, as these are often indicators of water damage. Taking note of these signs and scheduling prompt repairs will help you establish a durable and secure roof for the winter season.


●        Immediately repair any leaks. The longer leaks are left untreated the bigger impact they will have on your roof’s integrity. If you’re noticing leaks or any signs of water damage, be sure to have those areas repaired as quickly as possible. Heavy and melting snow can cause these areas to worsen and cause more severe issues during the winter season.


●        Understand your roof’s age. Depending on how old your roof is, it may be due for a replacement. Oftentimes, shingles have a lifespan of about 15-20 years. By determining the age of your home and roof, you’ll be able to know when you should replace your shingles with new material. Replacing your roof will allow it to better protect your home during the winter months.

Your Trusted Team of Roofing Contractors

Intelligent Design has the experience and high-quality materials to help you sustain the security and durability of your roof. With our services, you’ll be able to prepare your roof to take on the harshest winds and coolest temperatures this winter. To start your roofing project off with a free estimate, contact us today at 763-315-0745.