For many, Memorial Day feels like the official start of summer. The days are longer, the Sun is warmer, schools are getting out, and the grass in our lawns is growing out of control. We’re also spending quite a bit of time outside in the yard and perhaps noticing that the years haven’t been too kind to our home. Winters are rough, and storms are rougher.
Unfortunately, this is the time of year where the visible effects of wear-and-tear and storm damage can rear its ugly head. If that’s the case for you, here is our top 3 fixes to improve the exterior of your home — from top to bottom!
Exterior Fix #1: It may be time to repair your roof
Your roof is the first line of defense in protecting you and your family from rain, wind, and the harsh Minnesota and Wisconsin winters. The little “bead-y” granules on asphalt singles can come off during storms due to hail damage, heavy rain, and intense wind and create unsightly dark spots or other discoloration on your roof. Not only does it take away from the physical appeal of your home, but granule loss removes an important barrier that protects the asphalt shingles from harmful UV rays and the typical weather elements, meaning your roof isn’t as weather-proof as it once was, which can lead to detrimental roof leaks and other problems.
Other signs of storm damage to your roof may not be immediately visible to an untrained eye, so it’s always best to call a trusted roofing contractor such as NHH Roofing Plus for a free 47-point exterior home inspection. We work directly with your insurance company and their adjusters to ensure that you’re treated fairly throughout the entire process.
Exterior Fix #2: Consider your siding options
Over the course of time, your home’s exterior can become faded, discolored, loose, brittle and cracked, or even moldy. Left untreated, damaged siding can lead to mold (which increases asthma and allergy symptoms), rot, insects, and rodents getting into your home. Moisture inside the walls and foundation of your home due to damaged siding can result in many costly repairs down the road.
One of the biggest ways to increase the curb appeal of your home is to replace your aging siding. And with the improved appearance of your home comes an increase in value and resale value — an invaluable tool if you’re looking to sell in the next 5-10 years.
If you suspect that you may have storm damage on your siding, call NHH Roofing Plus to have one of our expert estimators come to your home and perform a free 47-point estimate on your home exterior. They’ll inspect your roof, siding, windows, and more for signs of storm damage.
Exterior Fix #3: Replace broken or damaged windows
Anyone who has had to live with a broken window (or windows!) can tell you how relieving it is to get a damaged window replaced. Broken, damaged, and aging windows let insects and moisture into your home, as well as increase your heating and cooling bills. Many old windows also have a broken weather seal which creates an unsightly hazy or foggy look inside the glass that can never be cleaned. And nobody likes waking up to find out that mosquitos have been munching on them during the night. Not to mention that moisture buildup on old and damaged wooden windows is a breeding ground for mold along the window frame, window sill, and inside the home.
Homeowners tend to put off window replacement projects due to the cost, but having windows replaced may be cheaper than expected and often pay for themselves over time since the furnace and air conditioner will be running less! NHH Roofing Plus is a certified dealer and installer of Restorations Windows by Sunrise Windows & Doors, which are recognized as ENERGY STAR Most Efficient in 2020. This puts money back in the homeowner’s pocket every month in utility savings.
Repairs and renovations may be cheaper than people expect
Many of us know the feeling of dread when we see the Check Engine Light appear in our cars; it’s a feeling often associated with unexpected costs at the mechanic. Left untreated, prolonged use without the needed fix will only make things worse — and more expensive in the long run, while potentially putting the driver and passenger in danger. Sometimes an early trip to the mechanic results in a bill that is unexpectedly low.
The same is true for our homes; quick and early action will help protect the investment homeowners make when purchasing a home, as well as protecting the families and possessions inside. And repairs might just be cheaper than one would expect! Give NHH Roofing Plus a call at (763) 444-0405 or contact us online for a free and comprehensive exterior home estimate. We provide an excellent level of service and value, all backed by our pricing guarantee: our estimates are guaranteed, and our quotes are only updated if unforeseen damage is uncovered.
NHH Roofing Plus is a full-service roofing, siding, and window contractor that offers financing through Synchrony Bank, giving you peace-of-mind that your home is both physically attractive and functionally protected from the elements.
Plus, if evidence of storm damage is found during one of our free 47-point exterior home inspections, we work directly with your insurance company to make sure you’re treated right and get your home restored.