The winter months can be a precarious time for roofing. With colder temperatures, rain, and snowstorms, roofs can easily become damaged. So, if you’ve had storms in the past or are noticing signs of wear-and-tear, it is best to get these issues fixed now before they become worse and more expensive. Here are some things to look out for: With cold weather comes water damage from ice dams, which could lead to leaks seeping into your home’s interior ceilings and walls. The weight of snowfall on the roof also contributes to its deterioration over time due to the additional pressure applied by heavy loads like this one. And lastly, tree branches that grow too close may cause damage when they fall due to their own weight or when they are water-laden. Getting these issues fixed early will save you money in the long run. If there are multiple areas on your roof that need work,...Read More
The lumber industry has taken a huge hit in the last few years, but it’s not the only industry that is feeling the strain. A survey conducted by NAHB found that over 90% of builders are experiencing shortages for appliances, 87% for windows and doors, and more than 50% for steel beams, insulation, roofing materials (among other things). The cost of some products has risen as much as 75%, including 59.4% since May 2020 alone. The reasons behind these shortages vary from declining forestland to increased demand due to new housing construction. Regardless of what started it all, one thing is certain: only an experienced storm restoration company can navigate this perfect storm. Since 2002 Aspen Exteriors has been helping homeowners navigate insurance claims and repair their homes with quality materials. During this time, numerous relationships have been built and maintained in order to provide customers with the best quality materials and experience after their...Read More
This week marks the one-year anniversary of the derecho that devastated the Midwest, especially Iowa. A derecho is a widespread, long-lived, straight-line wind storm that is associated with a fast-moving group of severe thunderstorms. Packing 100 mph winds and with power similar to an inland hurricane, the derecho blew trees over, flipped vehicles, and caused widespread property damage. The derecho that hit the Midwest Aug.10, 2020 brought the state of Iowa to its knees with so many downed trees and power outages that some residents were without electricity for weeks. Within 24-48 hours Aspen Exteriors was on the ground helping homeowners figure out how to navigate the storm damage. It is estimated that 669,000 trees were destroyed, “millions of acres” of crops lost, and 8,000 homes damaged due to the hurricane force winds. The total cost in damage is now estimated at $11 billion dollars. The Iowa/Midwest derecho is the costliest single thunderstorm disaster in...Read More
This year Aspen Exteriors is heading the International Roofing Expo at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center is Las Vegas, NV, from August 10-12, 2021. The IRE is where contractors, remodelers, and builders connect with manufacturers to discover the latest products, technologies, and services on the market while further developing professional and technical skills. Content is curated, vetted, and presented by trailblazers in the roofing and exterior construction industries. Everyone who has a role in the industry comes together at this powerful event to conduct face-to-face meetings, experience the newest innovations, participate in cutting edge educational sessions, and build strong relationships. As part of our mission to bring the best experience to our customers, coming to an event like this is vital to knowing the latest and greatest in our industry. This not only allows us to go out in the field and be able to provide the best solutions to those affected by storm damage,...Read More
A good reputation is a critical factor when hiring a contractor. The contractor’s reputation significantly affects your project’s outcome. It is essential to know whether a contractor will deliver quality work and will be available to resolve any issues which may arise after project completion. In this post, we’ll discuss a few ways to ensure whether a contractor has the skills to do high-quality work and also what to look for to make sure they are reputable and honest. Well-known contractors like Aspen Exteriors, serving customers in Twin Cities, MN, are a safe bet when searching for a contractor. So, here are the five factors you need to look for: Licenses and Certifications Licensing and certifications are a contractor’s way of demonstrating that they are qualified to work on your project. For example, some contractors may be certified by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). They will have an NAHB logo on their website...Read More
The roof on any property is an area that remains under severe distress due to the weather and other elements. If regular inspection and maintenance are not performed, the roof starts to deteriorate quickly. We advise property owners to perform a periodic visual inspection of their roof from the ground. Since residential roofs are mostly slanted at a steep angle, climbing on them can be dangerous. However, a visual inspection is usually not enough; you should call an expert roofing company like Aspen Exteriors in Twin Cities, MN, to perform a thorough examination and report its condition so we can decide a course of action. Here, we share nine telling signs that your roof needs repair or you may even need a roof replacement. 1. Water in the Attic after Rain If you find water inside your attic after rain, check the roof. More than likely, you will discover leaky spots, which can be fixed simply by replacing...Read More
The winter months can be a precarious time for roofing. With colder temperatures, rain, and snowstorms, roofs can easily become damaged. So, if you’ve had storms in the past or are noticing signs of wear-and-tear, it is best to get these ...
The lumber industry has taken a huge hit in the last few years, but it’s not the only industry that is feeling the strain. A survey conducted by NAHB found that over 90% of builders are experiencing shortages for appliances, 87% for windows ...