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3 Things You Should Know About a Roof Replacement Timeline

3 Things You Should Know About a Roof Replacement Timeline

The Roof Replacement Timeline… The last thing anyone wants is to look up and spot water damage on the ceiling, or worse, drips starting to fall. You may not want to admit it, but the time has come to replace your roof. The roof is a critical part of your home’s exterior that protects you from…

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Why Removing Leaves On Your Roof Is Important

Why Removing Leaves On Your Roof Is Important

As the leaves fall from the trees, it’s important to remember that they also need to be removed from your roof. Leaves can create a serious hazard if left on your roof, so make sure you take the time to remove them. Here are some reasons why removing leaves is important. Prevent Water From Pooling…

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The Importance of Preventive Roof Maintenance

The Importance of Preventive Roof Maintenance

Did you know that the cost to replace a roof runs between $5,000 and $10,000? That’s a nice chunk of change that would be nicer to spend somewhere else if you had the option.  In the same way “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” regular roof maintenance helps keep roof replacement away. Although it might…

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Enhancing Your Home’s Curb Appeal with Your Roof

There are a lot of elements to home design that is geared toward enhancing curb appeal. When people see something that fits well or is striking, they notice.  Well-manicured lawns and straight fences come to mind as potentially pleasing factors. At Garlock French, we know that the right roof can have a similar effect. Depending…

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Keeping An Ice-Free Roof

Keeping an Ice-Free Roof During Our Long Winter Season

Winter hits our region with force, and whether you are shoveling snow in St. Paul or just watching it fall in White Bear Lake, we all have to protect ourselves from exposure during these freezing months. This goes for our roofs, too. Snow, and especially ice, can cause significant damage if left untreated. There are…

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Solid Tips for Keeping Your Roof in Good Condition This Winter

It is no exaggeration to say your roof is among the most important parts of your home. If the roofing system fails, your entire home and all of its contents are suddenly at risk. The good news is that a quality roof will not only last a long time but provide your household the protection…

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Insulation Protects Your Roof and Home

If someone were to ask why you would add more attic insulation, your likely answer would be to capture more of the heat that escapes upward during the cold weather. That is certainly your number one concern during a fierce Minnesota winter. What many people do not recognize is that the damage your roof experiences…

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Gutter Maintenance: Dangers of Clogged Gutters

When you think about your gutters, do you consider how important they are to the integrity of your home? We can tell you clogged gutters can cost you thousands in damages. Here are a few dangers that can happen when you don’t keep up with gutter maintenance each season. Roof Damage Your roof needs gutters…

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Stay Safe and Dry With These Tips for Your Home This Winter

Winter is certainly one of the toughest times for your roof. It brings everything from snow and ice to cold temperatures to high winds. Fortunately, a little smart preparation can go a long way toward making sure you make it through the season without water leaking through your ceiling. A roof inspection will help expose…

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