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4 Ways To Get Your House Ready For Minnesota Winters

Did you move to Minnesota recently? Congrats! We love it here and we know you will, too. Although there is one little thing … The winters here can be tough. We’re talking sub-zero temperatures and a LOT of snow. We even had a record amount of snow last February.

Hopefully, we aren’t scaring you. Minnesota really is a great place to live and we’re glad to have you here. As long as you’re prepared, you’ll handle winter just fine. Here are a few things you can do to brace yourself for the coming months.

Picture of icicles on a roof during a Minnesota winter.

1) Get A Roof Inspection

Spring and summer storms can damage your roof. A roof with extensive damage can cause leaks. This can lead to flooding and possibly mold damage. Holes in your roof can also provide shelter for unwanted critters like squirrels and mice.

2) Schedule A Furnace Inspection

Pipes can freeze and burst in the winter, which leads to major water damage. Having your furnace inspected can help make sure you don’t lose heat when you need it the most. It can also help prevent potential fire damage.

3) Clean The Gutters

Whether you do it yourself or hire a company, it’s important to clear out the gutters. This helps avoid the water getting dammed and frozen, which can become too heavy and cause the gutters to break or collapse. It’ll also reduce the chance of flooding around your foundation in the spring.

4) Get A Fireplace Inspection & Cleaning

Before you think about starting that first fire of the season, get your chimney inspected and swept by a professional. Soot and build-up of creosote can lead to a chimney fire, which can destroy your home quickly.

These are just a few of the big things you should do before the winter. If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation where your home is damaged by storms, water, fire, or mold, you’ll need the help of an experienced restoration and renovation company. For these situations, look no further than UNGERMAN.


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We will provide accurate estimates, clear communication, and efficient completion of necessary mitigation and repairs in order to complete projects successfully. Through this process, we will build a solid relationship between the customer, insurance company, and UNGERMAN.

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