From a very modest beginning, Albert Lea, Minnesota has grown into a thriving city that has an abundance of natural and historic areas. Over time these areas have been developed into over 300 acres of 41 parks and recreational areas offering a variety of facilities with playground equipment and basketball and tennis courts. There is also an abundance of fishing and picnic areas, along with softball and baseball fields. There are swimming pools for the summer and ice arenas for the winter. No matter what season it is, there is always something to do in Albert Lea.
One thing that is always happening no matter what city you live in is the thought of putting your house on the market, and first impression is everything. A potential buyer’s excitement as they drive up to your home can either be increased or fall flat depending on what they see. Roof shingles that are curling, buckling, discolored or missing can send a potential buyer running as the cash register bells begin to go off in their head. Similarly, if gutters are rusted and hanging down or the back boards are rotten, the first thought is “how much will this cost me”.
Why not think about sprucing up those gutters or replacing the roof? If your roofing system is getting to the end of its life, one of the most important things you can do to stay competitive in the market is to give your home, inside and out, that crisp, clean feel. It can also give potential buyers the confidence that the rest of the house has been taken care of and maintained.
When making a decision it is important to talk with a professional roofing contractor. Ronningen Roofing has been in business since 1998, helping to increase curb appeal in Albert Lea and the surround areas. Our team of professional roofing contractors will take the time necessary to sit down with you and answer all of your questions, even give you a written estimate that we guarantee will have no surprise changes. Allow us to give your home the curb appeal that will put a smile on any buyer’s face.
An attic is usually the place families store boxes, holiday decorations and a variety of other “treasures” but did you ever stop to think that your attic helps with your home’s temperature and your roof’s lifespan?
Most experts agree that an attic that is well ventilated helps to keep the temperature of your home more comfortable in the summer and guards against moisture build up in the winter. Using your dryer, taking hot showers and cooking can cause moist air to rise. If that moisture stays in the air long enough it can make its way into the attic where it can leave droplets on wood and insulation. This can eventually cause rot and mold which left unattended to can create a health hazard to your family and a costly fix. In the winter ice dams on your roof begin to form when warm air that is in the attic begins to melt the snow on the roof. This melting snow flows down, reaching the cold edge of the roof where it freezes. This continual cycle leads to ice dams which can cause the water to back up under the shingles and right into your home. Not only does this cause damage to the inside of your home, but it causes damage to your roofing shingles as well. So having proper roof ventilation can save you from unnecessary problems and can save you money in the long run.
Another reason to have your attic properly ventilated is because of your asphalt shingle warranty. You need to follow the manufacturer’s venting requirements to ensure compliance so, should you need to file a claim, you have the assurance that your warranty will cover your problem.
If you are noticing ice dams forming at your roof line in the winter or excess moisture in your attic or if you just don’t know if you have the proper ventilation, it is best to talk with a qualified roofing contractor. At Ronningen Roofing we have a knowledgeable team who can not only do the inspections but also, should the situation warrant it, discuss with you any ventilation problems your home may be having. We have been servicing areas such as Stewartville, Minnesota for over 16 years. We will take care of your home as if it were our own.