Roof, Prolonging, Life Span, Roofing
Written by Shawn Butterfield

Tips and Tricks to Prolonging Your Roof’s Lifespan

Having to invest in a new roof can be a major expense for homeowners, but if proper roof maintenance is performed then some problems can be prevented, and the lifespan can be prolonged.  Below are a few tips to help keep your roof in excellent condition for as long as possible.

  • Observe and Pay Attention: You can perform a simple visual inspection from the ground using a pair of binoculars.  Scan your roof for signs of damaged or loose shingles and flashings.  Also keep an eye out for any missing, curling or cracked shingles.  If you see any of these signs be sure to contact us for an inspection to prevent further damage.

 

  • Ensure Gutters Are Clear: Clogged gutters can cause water to go underneath your shingles which can lead to overflowing water and that can ruin landscaping as well as stain siding. Make sure you have clean and functional gutters.  This can reduce the risk of roof leaks and other damage.

 

  • Proper Insulation and Ventilation: Ensuring your attic is properly ventilated and has the right insulation can prevent water vapor from accumulating and damaging your roof’s underside.  This can also help to reduce the energy consumption in your home.  If you see any signs of water damage reach out to us for an inspection.

 

  • Keep Branches Away: Tree branches and leaves can scrape away protective material on your shingles leaving damage.  Branches can fall on your roof causing shingles to become loose or crack.   It is recommended that branches are at least 10 feet away from the roof.

 

  • Schedule Regular Roof Inspections: If you don’t want small issues to turn into bigger problems, schedule regular roof inspections at least once a year.  A roofing specialist can perform a checkup and help fix any minor problems and keep your roofing system in the best condition.

 

  • Choose the Right Qualified Contractor: Who you hire as a roofing contractor can have a major effect on the performance of your roof.  Make sure to look over testimonials, recommendations and examine business histories.  Knowing you are working with a reputable company can ensure fewer mistakes and excellent workmanship as well as the peace of mind that you are being taken care of.

Request An Inspection Today!

Severe storms lead to unpredictable exterior problems. That’s why it’s important to choose the right roofing and siding professional to inspect the integrity of your home after a storm. It’s important to find someone who is properly certified, efficient, and available to complete your warranty work. All of which you’ll find working with Millersberg Construction. Contact us today at 507-301-3626 or use our online contact form to request a free, no-obligation inspection!

Written by Shawn Butterfield

Get the Most Out of Your Holiday Lights

Hanging lights is one way to get in the holiday spirit! It can be a dangerous job, and if not done properly, your home won’t have the holiday “glow”. Take the proper precautions and let your home be the brightest on the block.

1. Use a sturdy ladder. The last you need is to end up in the emergency room. Secure the ladder and have all your lights untangled before climbing the ladder.
2. Use a proper outlet. Safety first! Your source of power should come from a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlet. This type of outlet will shut the circuit down if there is overcurrent. We want your house to glow, not sparks to fly!
3. Watch out for extension cords. Keep all extension cords out of the way. Also, we sure that they are rated for outdoor use. Avoid creating walking hazards.
4. Waterproof lights. Not only do you want them waterproof, you want to ensure that you purchase outdoor lights. Never use indoor lights for outdoor use.

Extra tip: If you want even more lights, use net lighting. No more trying to weave strands of lights through branch, the net lights gives a full light look and it super easy.
Net Lighting

Written by Shawn Butterfield

Millersberg Construction – Dundas – My Roof Is Leaking

At Millersberg Construction, we know that there are often questions that you wonder about but may not have the answers. That’s why we are featuring the Millersberg Construction – Dundas FAQ

“My roof is leaking—do I need to have the whole thing replaced?”

Sometimes the scariest thing is not knowing, and for homeowners who’ve sprung a leak, are the photos and pictures that are lost when they are water damaged.

Depending on the size and location, you may not have to get a new roof.  However, you do need to get it inspected to see where the leak is coming from and how much damage there may be that cannot be seen.

Contact us for a free inspection at Millersberg Construction.