Compass Exteriors is a locally owned and operated company with over 20 years of experience repairing and replacing Minneapolis area roofs. Our team is responsive and dedicated to completing your roofing project on time, on budget, and to your specifications.
As roofing experts with 20 years of local experience, the Compass Exteriors team can help with any roofing project. Minnesota’s climate is hard on roofs with prolonged freeze/thaw cycles in winter and severe thunderstorms that bring damaging wind and hail in summer. Throw in the occasional tornado, and you have a situation that is merciless on our roofs.
Maintaining and repairing your roof promptly will save you a lot of headaches down the line. Roofs last an average of 20 to 50 years, depending on materials and quality of installation. It’s important to hire experts to ensure you get as many years on your new roof as possible.
While properly maintained roofs in Minnesota will last you up to 50 years, if you’re diligent about care and maintenance, there comes a time when it’s beyond spot repairs and is better off getting replaced. When that time comes, Compass Exteriors can assess your old roof, your home, and your needs, and present you with the best options for a brand new roof.
Metal is a popular choice of roof material primarily because of its durability. Metal makes an ideal choice for areas with severe weather conditions, including strong winds, heavy rains, snow, and hail storms. Metal roofs are extremely resilient with many materials manufacturers offering long warranties and insurance companies offering discounted rates on homes with them. Additionally new coating technology leads to temperature reduction and cost savings on your energy bill, according to the Metal Roofing Alliance.
The most popular type of roof, by far, is an asphalt shingle roof. Its advantages are numerous, but most of all, it’s chosen by residents of Minneapolis over and over again because it’s an affordable option. Another reason for the popularity of shingle roofs is the customization options for shapes and colors.
Flat roofs are less favored in Minnesota because, as you can imagine, the water and snow accumulates on a flat roof if there is no incline. Damage can be avoided with the use of the right waterproof materials, but it’s not the preferred style of roofing, by any means. Still, it can be done and is desirable on modern geometrically designed homes.
When you live in Minnesota, storm damage on your roof is basically inevitable, metal roofs can do a lot to mitigate this, but most roofs feature asphalt shingles. As sturdy as they may seem, asphalt roofs are actually quite susceptible to storm damage of all kinds, and not all of it is obvious unless you have overhead visibility.
Hail and ice storms are the most common storms that severely damage roofs, and cause insurance claims. That’s why it’s important to assess the roof once every few years and have a professional inspection performed after a major storm. It is important to get in touch with a professional roofer immediately after a storm to make sure you are eligible to make a claim on your home insurance for a roof replacement. Compass Exteriors will inspect your roof free of charge anytime you suspect there is storm damage.
The wind alone can do quite a bit of damage to your roof. Shingles can bend or come off completely. The loss of shingle uniformity leaves your roof and your home vulnerable to the elements. Compass Exteriors can take a look at your roof to check if there are any necessary repairs, or if a full replacement is in order. We will work with your insurance company to make sure you make any claims you are eligible for.
Whether we’re talking about heavy rain, snow, or ice dams, the longer water, snow, or ice is present on your roof, the higher the chances that it’s going to damage it and find ways to seep through to the underlayment. This may create a danger of leaks and water damage inside your home, so it’s imperative to take care of it immediatly. Give Compass Exteriors a call and we’ll be there shortly to do a free roof inspection and make sure your water damage problems are properly addressed.
Violent storms can bring down branches, powerlines, and other debris that can significantly damage your roof. In some cases debris damage is localized and doesn’t require an entire roof replacement, instead repairing a specific area is sufficient. Give us a call if you have debris damage and we can sort out the best options for your roof.
Our team has worked with Minneapolis homeowners for over 20 years. We know the community well and we are known for our responsive communication, professional service, and our consistency in getting roofing projects done on time, on budget, and to customer specifications.
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