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Local Climate Considerations

A roofing company in Minnesota like ours has significant experience dealing with climate and weather conditions specific to the state. You can learn about the weather patterns and conditions that typically affect roofs in Minnesota and how to choose the right roofing materials to withstand those conditions. Understanding the local climate will help you make informed choices when selecting roofing materials for your own home.

Preventative Maintenance

A roofing company in Minnesota understands the importance of preventative maintenance for your roof. Our blog can teach you the importance of regular roof inspections, how to detect and repair minor damage before it becomes a bigger problem, and how to properly clean and maintain your roof to extend its lifespan. 

Local Building Codes

All Craftsmen, a roofing company in Minnesota, has an in-depth knowledge of local building codes and requirements for roof installations and repairs in the area. They can help you navigate these requirements, ensuring that any work you have done on your roof is fully compliant with state and local regulations. You may not find specifics from the blog on these topics because they vary by county and city in Minnesota.

Customer Service 

A reputable roofing company understands the importance of customer service. They will maintain good communication throughout the job, ensuring that you are satisfied with the result. They will also be happy to provide references and review portfolios, allowing you to speak to previous customers and make an informed hiring decision.

Roofing Techniques and Quality Materials

A professional roofing company like All Craftsmen Exteriors in Minnesota uses the latest roofing techniques and quality materials to ensure your roof is sound and durable. They can advise you on the best material for your roofing needs and guide you on the maintenance required to keep it in excellent condition.

Our Minnesota Roofing Blog

Our All Craftsmen Exteriors blog will help you understand the right roofing materials, the benefits of performing regular maintenance, abiding by local building codes, delivering quality customer service, and utilizing the best roofing practices. They are all essential elements when it comes to constructing a safe, long-lasting and durable roof for your home.

damaged house roof with missing shingles

What To Do If You Find Shingles In Your Yard

Discovering shingles lying in your yard can be an alarming sight to see. Once spotted, you may automatically assume that there must be something wrong with your roof. However, a couple of loose or missing shingles doesn’t always result in an entire roof replacement. Understanding where the shingles came from and the extent of the damage should always be your first step before assuming you have to pay for an entire new roof.  How Did the Shingles Blow Off My Roof? Before diving into the reasons behind missing shingles, you first need to consider  the age of your roof. Much of it will have to do with whether your roof is new or aged. The age and condition of your roof can determine if you need to contact those responsible for installing your new roof....
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water stain on ceiling from roof leak

Is My Roof Leaking? How To Check For Leaks Before They Get Out Of Control

As the weather in Minnesota starts to adjust to warmer temperatures, we see a lot of snowmelt happening. During this time, there is an endless cycle of snow melting off of our roofs and refreezing at night. This continuous period and the harsh winter can be very hard on your roof and cause damage. These damages may lead to leaks appearing in your home, but what else causes a leak? What Can Cause My Roof To Leak? Though there usually isn’t just one thing that always causes roofs to leak, your roof is often leaking due to improper installation. This can include your roof membrane, roof vents, or areas around your chimney. Improper installation can lead to problems down the road, which is why it is crucial to contact a professional. Another possibility would be...
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What Type of Roofing Material Works In Minnesota?

Living in Minnesota, your home is going to experience all kinds of different weather conditions. It’s no secret that homeowners need a solid foundation to prevent any leaks or damage to their homes. You may think the roof you had when purchasing the house is fine, but even a weak roof can perform as expected until it’s too late.  But there is a solution to any roofing problems you may have. Invest in the best type of material for Minnesota, which will protect your home in the long haul. But what roofing material is considered the best? Asphalt Shingles Having an asphalt shingle roof is easily the most common type of residential roofing and there is a reason for it. They are affordable, durable, and perform well under thick snow and low temperatures. And while...
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Why Can’t I get My Roof Replaced in Winter?

Winter can be a tricky time for the roofing industry. Whether homeowners are just making some small repairs or planning on a full roof replacement, the weather can be a major factor in the timeline of your roofing project, especially in Minnesota. With the cold and snow being a lingering presence during those winter months, deciding to have a full roof replacement might not be the best idea, here’s why: 1. Unsafe Working Conditions During the cold weather, it can be more of a challenge for roofers to ensure their absolute safety. With the heavy snow and ice that lays atop your roof, more hazardous situations can arise and therefore be more likely for roofers to slip and fall, injuring themselves. Along with the safety of roofers, the amount of work done in a day...
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Is it Safe to Put Christmas Lights on the Roof?

Thanksgiving has come and gone, and now it’s time to get in the Christmas spirit. The first step for many Minnesota homeowners is to hang Christmas lights on their roofs. While these tiny lights help spread the joy of the Holiday season, many homeowners don’t take into account the health of themselves or their roof when putting up their lights every year.  Can Christmas Lights Damage My Roof? If done properly, hanging Christmas lights will cause no damage to your roof. However, many homeowners don’t actually hang their lights properly and inadvertently damage one of their biggest home investments. It has even been said that more people hang lights on their roof incorrectly than correctly. The biggest mistake that people tend to make is choosing to nail, staple, or otherwise puncture your roof to hang...
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What Is An Ice Dam On A Roof?

Your roof is your home’s first line of defense against Minnesota’s harsh winter elements, so it’s important to keep a watchful eye on it. With the large snowfalls, ice dams can be sneaky to spot, so knowing what they are, the damages they cause, and what it takes to remove them is important for any homeowner to understand.  What Exactly is an Ice Dam? Ice dams are a blockage of ice that forms on the edge of your roof. This blockage of ice creates a dam that prevents ice and snowmelt from properly flowing through your gutters and out your downspouts. Once this blockage starts, the dam will continue to grow as more melted snow works its way down your roof and is blocked by the dam.  Eventually, the blockage that forms can be so...
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Can You Still Get Roof Damage in the Fall in Minnesota?

As we experience fall and winter draws near in Minnesota, it’s important to remind ourselves just how harmful the weather can be to our roofs any time of year. Hail and ice can fall at an angle or nearly sideways if winds are strong enough. Wind-driven rain or ice can tear up siding or roofs on houses.  As the cold air approaches and temperatures change, it can still cause a storm, which can damage your roof, causing you to repair or replace it. Hail storms during this season are rare, but storms can still cause damage. It can be even harder to realize damage because we may think it isn’t possible in the fall and winter, like summer.  How Can Storms Affect My Roof? When a single hailstone or any object falls onto your roof,...
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How To Take Care of Your Minnesota Roof

When you move into a new home, you also have a new roof over your head, literally. You want it to last you as long as possible. Taking care of your roof is protecting your investment. Damage to your roof can quickly become damage to your entire home. You don’t want to wait to reach out to a professional when you see any signs of damage that we will go over in this roofing blog or take preventative measures so this type of damage does not happen to you. What Can Damage My Roof In Minnesota Besides Storms? Without the proper upkeep of your roof, besides not having the best curb appeal, it can also cause serious damage to your home’s interior. The debris and leaves that fall onto your roof mixed with the moisture...
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