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Minneapolis Roofing – Protect Your Biggest Asset This Winter

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The winter season in Minneapolis may be a magical time for many, but those cold months are not without their challenges. When winter arrives, it often ushers in a season filled with strong storms, high winds and heavy snow.

If your home, and especially your roof, are not prepared, you could be spending the rest of the winter recovering from the damage. With winter right around the corner, you cannot afford to leave anything to chance, and now is the time to make sure your home’s roof is up to the challenge. Here are some essential pre-winter checks to protect your roof from winter dangers.

Look for Missing Shingles

From high winds to hail, the summer storm season can really take a toll on your roof and take your shingles for a ride. And if you fail to replace those missing shingles promptly, your roof could be in for even worse damage when the cold of winter finally arrives.

Now is the time to check your roof for missing shingles, so grab the ladder or schedule a professional inspection today. Having your roof checked now will give you time to make the necessary repairs in plenty of time for those dangerous winter storms.

Check Your Gutters

Preexisting gutter damage can increase the odds of winter roof damage, but you still have time to make repairs. So check your entire drainage system now, from the downspouts that carry water away from the foundation to the gutters that send that moisture where it belongs.

If your gutters are constantly getting clogged with leaves and other debris, you might want to invest in a gutter coverage system. These units help protect the drainage system for your home, so you can rest easy and avoid ice jams, clogged gutters and other winter roof damage.

Watch Out for Snow Accumulation

Heavy snow can put a severe strain on your roof, especially when the storms just keep coming. If the snow has been falling faster than the sun can melt it, you may need to clear the accumulation manually.

For a DIY approach to a single-story dwelling, a long-handled shovel could be all you need, but for higher roofs and multistory properties may require the help of a professional. Having your roof cleared of snow can be a wise investment, however, one that could protect your home and prevent even more costly damage.

Trim Your Trees

If you have mature trees in your yard, overhanging branches could become missiles in a winter windstorm. If you want to protect your roof from winter (and summer) storms, it is important to keep those trees trimmed.

Removing overhanging branches is an essential part of storm planning, so contact an arborist or tree care expert before the snow starts to fly. While they are onsite, ask them to assess the health of the tree itself; dead or dying trees are much more likely to come down and cause damage during the winter storm season.

The cold and snow of winter will be here before you know it, but you still have time to get your roof ready. The winter season can really take a toll on your roof, and the sooner you get ready the sooner you can rest easy under that newly prepared roof.

Troubling Signs You Need Roof Repair

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There is a reason people call their homes the roof over their heads. The roof is arguably the most important part of any home, and when it fails it is a real emergency.

 

Unfortunately, roof damage can often go undetected, especially if you do not know what to look for. And by the time you recognize the visible warning signs, like water pouring into your rooms, it is probably too late to work on minor roof repair. By that point, it is probably time for a new roof – and a full roof replacement is an expensive undertaking.

 

Here are some key warning signs that roof repair might be in your future.

 

Shoddy Construction

A home that was poorly constructed from the start is much more likely to suffer serious roof damage from storms and normal wear and tear. If you have doubts about your home’s construction, it is important to have the property inspected by a professional.

 

If your home’s roof was poorly constructed, it may be best to have it replaced now – before it has a chance to fail. The cost of a roof replacement may be high, but so is the cost of replacing everything inside your four walls.

 

Wet Spots on the Ceiling

Wet spots on the ceiling are often the first signs of a failing roof, and you should inspect the entire ceiling carefully after a heavy rainfall. If you see wet spots or water dripping, it is time to contact a roofing technician for a full inspection.

 

Other things can cause these wet spots, so moisture on the ceiling is not necessarily a sign of a failing roof. Even so, you can never be too careful, especially when your home is at stake.

 

Loose or Missing Shingles

The shingles on your roof are your home’s first line of defense, and a break in those defenses could be extremely dangerous. If you see missing, broken or damaged shingles, it is time to get immediate help. Damaged and missing shingles constitute a roofing emergency, and you cannot afford to wait.

 

If you have waited to replace damaged, missing or broken shingles, you should schedule a thorough roof inspection without delay. Your roof could have sustained hidden damaged in the interim, and fixing that damage now could potentially save the structure.

 

A History of Storm Damage

If your home previously suffered storm damage, your roof may have been compromised. If you did not have a thorough inspection conducted in the wake of the storm damage, it is time to call an experienced roofer.

 

Storm damage alone does not necessarily mean your roof is in need of repair, but it is one of the risk factors. If you live in an area that is prone to storm damage, you need to be especially vigilant for other common signs of roof trouble.

 

Last but not least, if your roof is more than two decades old, you should be on special alert. Even the best roof will not last forever, and the sooner you have your roof inspected the better. If your roof is till in great shape, you will get peace of mind. If not, you will be able to make the necessary roof repairs before a sudden failure turns your life upside down.

 

 

Assessing Storm Damage on Your Roof

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Thunderstorms, tornadoes, hailstorms and hurricanes can tear shingles from your roof and give your roof a beating with tree branches. Follow these steps to check for storm damage to your roof:

• Inspect your attic for any water leaks. Also check if any water stains appear on your ceiling or walls.

• Look for signs of storm damage by assessing any missing shingles or missing pieces of metal fascia from the ground.

• Evaluate any debris making contact with your home – such as branches or larger items.

• In cases of hail, check your siding and windows for any signs of damage.

• Stay safe & avoid going on the roof to check for damage yourself.

Sela Roofing & Remodeling is here to help you with your storm damage – we provide free inspections of your roof and handle the hassles of dealing with your insurance company!

Sela Roofing Receives Pella® Platinum Contractor Award

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Congrats to the team on being recognized with Pella‘s Platinum Contractor Award as a top Pella-certified product installer and specialist.

Pella is a family-owned business that has been innovating in the custom window and door market since 1925, and Sela is proud to continue our long-standing partnership.

Considering window or door replacements this spring or summer? Contact us today to learn how we can help, using energy-efficient Pella products and more.

Sela Donates $5k to Toys for Tots

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Sela Roofing is proud to support Toys for Tots this holiday season. We raised $5,000 to make the holidays bright for those that need it most. Happy Holidays from the entire team!

To donate to Toys for Tots Twin Cities, visit their website HERE.

Prevent Ice Dams and Roof Damage this Winter

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As we head into winter, stay ahead of the game by keeping signs of snow and ice damage on your radar. Whether it’s routine snow removal to prevent ice dams, or emergency service to remove ice from a leaky roof, you can trust Sela to tackle any job, big or small.

Sela specialists have been safely taking care of our homeowner’s snow and ice headaches for years. The Sela experts can handle snow and ice removals from the entire roof, or just focus clearing channels in your ice dams, which ever better suits your budget. For the extreme ice problems, Sela also offers steam ice removal service.

Contact us today to learn more, and #JustSaySela

Save Money with Energy Efficient Windows from Sela

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Winter is on its way, and right now is the perfect time to schedule window replacement with Sela. Improve energy efficiency exponentially and save money by installing draft-free, environmentally-sound windows. We specialize in a wide variety of window replacement style — from casement, bows, bays, and crank outs, to skylights, patio doors, storm doors, and more.

Forget putting plastic wrap up to keep the chill at bay, new energy efficient windows will not only keep you cozy, but will cut down on your energy use — which in turns helps reduce environmental impact in general. Save the world, save money, and enjoy a crystal clear view with windows from Sela!

We offer:

– Wide selection of windows, including Marvin, Pella, Andersen, Alside & more

– Maintenance-free windows with a lifetime warranty

– Wood replacement windows

– Bays, custom bows, tilt-in windows & skylights

– Vinyl replacement windows

– Certified installer of Velux Skylights

 

Click HERE to contact us for a free estimate and consultation!

Chimney & Fireplace Restoration & Repair by Sela

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As summer winds to a close, it’s important to think about home improvement and repair projects that can be completed before the snowy season starts. For many homes, the fireplace and chimney are a centerpiece to a living space; a central location where people gather, share, and relax. After all, what’s more cozy than curling up in front of a roaring fire when there’s a chill in the air? Before winter arrives, check your chimney and fireplace for signs of wear and tear. While some damage may be purely aesthetic, other types can create long-term performance issues. A poorly functioning chimney can create health problems, increase utility bills and cause loss of heat.

Sela’s team of experienced master masons specialize in chimney repair and restoration projects. For more than 25 years, Sela Roofing has been delivering quality chimney repair services to residents throughout the state of Minnesota on homes of any age. During your risk-free initial consultation, a trained, licensed and insured chimney repair professional will determine the exact scope of your project. From there, Sela Roofing will suggest various solutions in a variety of possible combinations. Whether your home requires a straightforward rebuild due to brick and mortar breakdown, tuck pointing, metal flashing and/or a concrete cap, Sela Roofing can provide a customized approach specifically designed for your home’s structure with consideration to your current material layout and color scheme to ensure a hassle-free chimney repair project.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you with your chimney restoration or repair project by calling (612) 823-8046 for a risk-free evaluation.

Signs Your Roof Needs to be Replaced or Repaired

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Roof maintenance can be tricky business, with professional contractors needed to do the majority of repairs. Wether you need a full replacement or simply a bit of triage, Sela is here to help. Cross check these signs that your roof may need some TLC, and give us a call today!

Showing Signs of Age

If your roof is 20+ years old, odds are it’s going to fall into disrepair sooner rather than later. Past roofing options weren’t as durable or sustainable as more modern versions, which are built to last for much, much longer. If your roof is starting to show wear and tear, looks faded or uneven, it’s recommended to get a professional opinion. Ignoring the issue longterm can lead to greater damage to your home, at a greater cost of repair. Sela uses the most advanced materials, backed by a lifetime guarantee — it’s a win-win!

Cracking, Shifting, or Lifting Shingles

Telltale signs of a roof beginning its downward spiral are easy to spot. Are your shingles curling up or lifting at the edges? are they becoming uneven or appear to be close to slipping off in areas? Can you see visible cracks on the shingles’ surface? These are all clear signals of a problem. Sela can come out and assess the situation for you, and offer the best solutions for your home and budget.

Discoloration & Natural Growth

Seeing random streaks of discoloration on your roof can indicate algae growth — and while not necessarily a foundational issue, is certainly a cosmetic one that can typical be corrected without having to replace the roof. Moss and other natural growths can make their way into moisture-rich areas of an older roof, eventually causing damage to the surface of your shingles. This can be removed, but may grow back. Contact Sela to explain your situation and see how we can help — we’ve seen it all!

3 Tips for Creating the Perfect Patio

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Patio season is upon us! What sort of experience do you want to convey to family and friends? Between outdoor furniture, landscaping, easy maintenance and more, creating the perfect environment is no small task. Sela Roofing and Remodeling can help design the perfect patio, with decorative concrete, deck, and porch expansion options that bring your outdoor entertaining dreams to life. Contact us today for a free estimate, and check out some of our tips on perking up your patio below:

Build a Container Garden

Add color and zen harmony to your patio with a selection of beautiful, blooming potted plants. From hardy hibiscus to hanging baskets to easy to maintain ornamental grasses, palms, native plants and so much more, you can easily create a vibrant, lush environment with just a few (or many) strategically-placed pieces. Consider shaded vs. sunny spaces when choosing your plants, and if you’re unsure, ask your friendly neighborhood nursery staff for advice. Alternately, stores like Home Depot and Menard’s also have large plant selections, along with wide varieties of affordable and attractive pots to transplant into.

 

The Entertaining Experience

A good patio is designed for both relaxing and entertaining. Consider this when choosing your furniture and its placement. Depending on space, you may want to focus on table seating, lounge seating, or both. Either way, envision space for conversation, kicking back, and enjoying time with your favorite people. A round patio table with 4 seats and an umbrella stand is great for outdoor dining (or even working on your laptop on a nice day). Many online retailers like Wayfair or Amazon offer great deals on furniture sets as well, from outdoor sectional seating to matching collections to dining sets that fit your style and budget.

High angle view of a stylish outdoor kitchen, gas barbecue and dining table set for entertaining guests with formal place settings and flowers on a paved patio
Easy Maintenance

When choosing furniture, accessories, plants, and decor for your patio, keep maintenance in mind. Buy furniture pieces that are both water resistant and sturdy enough to endure the test of time out in the elements. Can the pieces be wiped down or hosed off easily? Are they simple to store and disassemble during the winter months? Thoughtfully choosing quality pieces will ensure you can use your patio decor for years to come, as opposed to investing in cheaper items that often fall apart or start looking shabby after one season. Ask your local gardening pro on what plants are most resilient and easy to care for, and make patio maintenance a breeze.

Want to talk patio potential? Reach out to us today for a free estimate, attentive service, and the best guarantee in the business. Just say Sela!