As we approach fall there are a few things you should do in order to prepare for this transition into winter. First of all, it would be wise to have your roof examined by a professional who can assess its condition and let you know if it needs any additional maintenance before the snow starts falling. Second, take care of any home repairs that may need attending to in order to avoid major issues during periods of heavy rainfall when water might find its way inside through faulty roofs or siding. Thirdly, make sure your gutters are clean so they can channel water away from your home with minimal risk of overflow. Looking for a trusted nationwide roofing professional? Aspen Exteriors has been helping homeowners since 2002 repair and replace their roofs. Contact us today to get started. Fall rooftop maintenance No matter what kind of roof you have or how clean your gutters are,...Read More
Roofing and ventilation are two of the most important aspects for a home to be healthy. With roofing, it is crucial that there not be any leaks or gaps in between shingles or tiles. Ventilation can help keep your attic from becoming too humid and hot during the summer months- which could lead to mold growth. If you live in an area with cold winters, ventilation helps prevent ice dams from forming on the roof as well as help reduce condensation inside of your home. For both temperature extremes, proper ventilation will save you money (and headaches) by keeping your home more comfortable without having to turn up the heat or air conditioning excessively. If you’re looking for a trusted contractor to inspect your home near Sartell, MN for proper ventilation, contact Aspen Exteriors to schedule an appointment today. What is proper ventilation? What do we mean when we say “proper ventilation”? There are three...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 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
For many homeowners around the country, summer has officially arrived! The kids are out of school, pools are open, and the temperatures are soaring. While this can be a great time of year for cookouts, spending time with family and vacations, the ...
Hail storm season is officially here! In the United States, hail storms become more common from May until August. As experts in storm damage restoration, we are very knowledgeable about the effects of hail and how it can present a significant ...