As Minneapolis residents know, when winter hits Minnesota, it hits pretty hard. When the temperature starts to drop it can start to feel like time is running out to get projects done before you settle into your home to hibernate, and that’s true to a certain extent. The good news is that the team at UpWright Restoration Services is here to lend a helping hand!

Because winter is just around the corner, there are a few things you’ll want to get buttoned up before we start to get the worst of it. Fortunately we can help you out quite a bit with the most important things you’ll need to do before winter is in full swing. Keep reading to learn more!

Take Care of These Projects Before Winter

Get a Roof Inspection

At UpWright Restoration Services we proudly offer roof repair and roof replacement services. How can you know which you’ll need (or if you’ll need either of them at all)? It’s simple–get a roof inspection! Our team would be happy to come by your home to take a look and let you know what we see. As you probably know, winter is the time of year that can wreak the most havoc on a roof and the last thing anyone wants is to have about a million pounds of snow on their potentially unstable roof. Of course that million pounds of snow can start to cause quite a large problem when it melts as well.

The good news is that a quick roof inspection will tell us exactly what we need to know about your roof. It could be as simple as patching an area that represents a potential problem to ensure that the inside of your home stays dry.

One other thing to note is that even if there is a problem it doesn’t mean you have to take immediate action necessarily. We’ll go over the specific details of your roof with you and present you with a number of different options to ensure that things are handled the right way the first time around. There’s nothing in the world quite like the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your roof is in the clear before winter is in full swing and we’d love to provide you with that peace of mind.

Have Your Siding Checked

Next to roofs, the siding of your home is the other thing that often represents a large potential problem for homeowners in the winter. Faulty siding can be the cause of a number of problems including moisture issues, heat loss, and more.

At UpWright Restoration Services we can take a look at your siding and offer some advice. In many instances siding repair and replacement can be done quite easily and painlessly, providing you with some extra insurance against the harsh wind and snow that we often get. It’s true that vinyl siding is resistant to the elements, but even the most weather-resistant products can fail from time to time. That’s why it’s important to have us come out now to make certain that you’re all set for winter.

While we’re checking the siding, we can also take a look at your gutters (to offer repair or installation if need be) as well as your windows (once again to perform repairs or installation). Between the roof, the siding, the gutters, and the windows, you should be pretty well covered against just about anything that winter decides to throw your way, knock on wood. We have over two decades of experience in helping to make sure that homes are ready for the winter and we are happy to take a look to see what your home needs to be at its safest.

Take Care of Landscaping

“But what do I need to do to my lawn before the snow comes?” you ask. That’s a fair question, friend. Many would advise that this is the perfect time of year to give your lawn fertilizer. (This is subjective, of course, so be sure to do your own research to see what works best for the type of lawn you have.) Newer homes with underground sprinkler systems will also need to be blown out to ensure that water doesn’t freeze in the pipes over the winter. After all, there’s nothing worse than having a pipe full of water that expands as it freezes, causing untold damage that can’t easily be repaired until the ground gets softer in the spring.

It’s also a good time to start making any cosmetic changes to the exterior of your home. Want to lay down some patio pavers in the backyard so you have somewhere to rest and relax at the end of a long day once spring rolls around? There’s no time like the present! Interested in setting out some flowers once the weather starts to warm up again? Start clearing out a space now to save yourself some time in the future.

Just because you can’t finish a project doesn’t mean that you can’t get a good head start on it now. Obviously there are some projects that are best completed all in one go, but if you find yourself in a situation where you can tackle a chunk now and save another chunk for later, this is the perfect opportunity to do it! There are plenty of projects that you could do right now, so take a few moments to do some brainstorming and then get to work. You’ll thank us when spring rolls around and half of the work is already done!

Are You Looking for a Roofer or a Siding Contractor in Minneapolis?

There are a number of things that our team of renovation contractors can help with before winter winds really start to blow. Whether it’s taking a look at your siding, your windows, your gutters, or your roof, we’d be glad to come by and lend a helping hand. As we mentioned above these are the things that can cause the biggest headache in the winter, so why not have us swing by now to avoid that problem in the future?

At UpWright Restoration Services we pride ourselves on building with care, craft, and conscience and there really is nothing we’d love more than to help you make sure that your home is prepared this winter. There’s still time to have us come by, so don’t hesitate to contact us today to schedule your appointment.

We proudly offer an unbeatable warranty and at the end of the day our ultimate goal is to be there for our customers when they need us. Reach out today to get the help you need. We look forward to hearing from you!