Les Jones Roofing Blog

Roof Warranties – Are They Worth It?

A good roof will last for decades, but a lot will happen over those next 50 or so years. Anything from weather to the quality of your materials wearing out. As you’re installing a new roof, or moving into a new home, roof warranties will be a topic of conversation. Not all warranties are created…

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Your Checklist to Prepare Your Roof For Summer Storms

Minnesota’s summer storm season is known for heavy rain, high winds, and the occasional tornado. All of which are intimidating for homeowners – you never know what may happen to your home. Here’s the essential storm checklist for all Minnesotans, so you can be prepared and act quickly if you do sustain damage to your…

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Certified Green Roofers Program – What is It? Should I Care?

When searching for a roofing contractor, there are many things to consider besides price and availability. Professionalism and certifications are the perfect examples. These will help you determine if the company you’re researching will be aligned with your values and practices as a homeowner. Some of these certifications are determined by the state. Through Minnesota,…

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4 Types of Roofing Materials and How to Choose the Right One

Choosing the type of roofing material you want for your replacement is a huge decision. It will impact the longevity and strength of your roof, and therefore the safety of your home. It also affects the aesthetic appeal of your home, which can be important if you’re looking to enter the seller’s market. For over 40+…

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5 Tips for Selecting A Roof Contractor

Professionalism & Experience This may be a no-brainer, but that doesn’t make it any less important. You want to choose a contractor that can correctly solve the type of problem you have, and has a track record of success in the field. It’s also incredibly important that your contractor is certified and insured. If this…

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The Importance of High-Quality Roofing Materials

Repairing or replacing your roof is a big investment and you shouldn’t have to deal with additional fixes soon after. This is where the quality of your roofing material comes into play, and by default, the contractor you choose to hire for the job. Here are some things to consider when you’re looking for quotes:…

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3 Spring Roof Tips

Everyone in Minnesota is collectively itching to get their spring cleaning done despite the weather. One of the biggest overlooked home maintenance tasks is checking up on your roof. We’ve talked before about ice dams and tips for preparing for summer. However, now that it’s finally warming up, here are the first few things to…

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What Are Ice Dams?

Ice dams are common in Minnesota. It’s a phenomenon that occurs when heavy snow buildup melts during the day and freezes again at night. This is almost a daily occurrence during our spring season before the freezing weather is gone for good. What do Ice Dams mean for my roof? Simply stated, they can be…

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Why You Should Clean Your Gutters This Spring

Cleaning your gutters is a simple home maintenance task you can tackle this spring. It may not be a glamorous job, but it is crucial to keeping your home in tip-top shape. Doing so will help you catch things before they become a problem, such as: Preventing mold growth If your gutters are clogged with…

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5 Reasons Not To DIY Your Roof

You may enjoy home projects, but we can assure you that roof repair is not a simple DIY. You may have observed your roofing company at work, and thought, “It looks so easy!” While there may be a plethora of Youtube videos and tutorials on how to fix a leaking roof or missing shingles yourself,…

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