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About Minnesota Roofing
Roofers in Minnesota perform repairs, maintenance, and other routine work on roofs in addition to laying new ones. They take on both domestic and commercial projects and work on a variety of styles and designs. Some offer a service warranty for their work. They also undertake maintenance work such as clearing snow and repairing storm water drainpipes.
Typical Climate in Minnesota
Minnesota experiences cold winters and hot summers and distinct spring and autumn seasons. Lake Superior causes a moderation in temperatures making the surrounding areas relatively less warm in summer and less cold in winter. Generally speaking, winters, especially in the Superior Highlands, bring on below freezing temperatures and heavy snow, ice, sleet, blizzards, and freezing rain from November to April. Snowstorms may be experienced well into spring. Tornados are common around the late spring and in the summer months. The harsh winter conditions can prove grueling on a roof.
Common Roofing Problems in Minnesota
The most common roofing problem in Minnesota is water leaking into a home through the roof and damaging the interior. Leaking can happen due to clogged gutters and broken shingles. Heavy snow in winter causes snow loading issues that will add strain to the structure and could cause leaks. Strong winds during tornados can also cause serious damage to roofs; A roofing contractor in Minnesota can advise homeowners about how to reinforce a roof in preparation for tornado season. Older roofs can be particularly vulnerable to high wind damage. Lastly, damage to roofs and leaking can also occur when satellite dishes are installed without proper waterproofing the anchoring base.
Licensing in Minnesota
Residential roofing contractors need to be licensed by the Department of Labor and Industry in order to undertake roofing jobs in Minnesota. Applicants need to pass a test including 50 questions on roofing and 50 on business and law in order to qualify for the license of a residential roofer. Individual roofing professionals need to be licensed and roofing company need to be licensed as well.
Legal Issues and Complaints
The Minnesota Department of Labor handles complaints regarding roofing issues. Those companies in the roofing sector including sub-contractors are obligated to have insurance. They have mandated guidelines regarding worker's welfare under the Minnesota Statute which states that the employer or hirer is liable to pay compensation in case of injury or death of a worker. Complaints may be addressed to
Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
Residential Building Contractors
443 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, Minnesota 55155-4342