One of the most important things in life is a "roof over your head," but it's not uncommon for homeowners to forget all about this essential part of a well-kept home. Depending on the roofing material used on your home, you might not [...]
Fall is here, and winter is coming!
Prepping your home for winter involves many small things, like putting away your patio furniture, getting your furnace inspected, and tidying up your garden.
However, if you've noticed drafty windows, missing roof shingles, or [...]
Too often, homeowners forget about yearly maintenance of the home in favor of waiting for something to break before fixing it. However, catching problems while they're small may cut down significantly on cost and even help avoid the need for total replacement of various home features.
Safety is Job Number One
You may certainly put on [...]
New windows and doors provide a rather impressive face-lift to the facade of a tired home, and they also offer improved security. The old windows on your home might have a cool, vintage look, but they could also represent an easy way for thieves to break into your home.
When It's Time to Replace
A number [...]
The recent hailstorm that swept through the Twin Cities left many homes with hail damage (primarily roofing, siding, gutters and window capping). For many homeowners this will be their first time dealing with insurance damage to their home. Here is a quick HOW TO GUIDE.
The first step to getting a claim approved for [...]
As we enter the winter months, cold air begins to creep into our living spaces. Curbing home energy usage becomes a priority, as the weather becomes cooler and heating costs begin to rise.
With fuel prices on the rise again, drafty windows and doors can empty your pocketbook just as much as an extended summer [...]
Plan Your Winter Prep In Advance
It’s always a good idea to prepare your home for winter before the snow begins to fall. The sooner you do this, the better equipped for the long winter your home will be.
It can also be a more cost-effective time to purchase insulation for attics, piping systems and window caulking.
As the [...]
Winter is almost here, everybody.
Along with the cold weather comes the annual increase in heating bills. People have touted various methods and tools to help reduce winter power bills, to keep homes warm, and to provide ambiance during those long, dark, winter days.
One item which has been trounced by list after list for being [...]
Whether you are buying a new home, selling your current home, or just making improvements, replacing the siding on your house can have a big effect on the overall look and feel of your home.
Here's how we approach re-siding a home.
Step 1: Covering up the old problem is rarely the recommended solution. To do [...]
Covering up your home's old siding is rarely the recommended solution. To do the job right, the old siding should be removed in entirety.
This gives many benefits to you as the homeowner:
1) Removing the old siding allows the installation crew to inspect the substrate (i.e. sheathing) for any damage that may have occurred (rot, [...]
When your wood or vinyl siding wears out, investing the time into researching your re-siding options can provide BIG returns in the beauty, maintenance and resale value of your home.
Determining the Condition of your Siding
Evidence of deterioration, such as sagging, cracking, buckling, blistering, discoloration, moisture or water stains may hint at problems underneath your siding. [...]
Your home is a living-breathing thing! It moves… Yes, you heard me correctly it moves. The foundation of your home moves, especially here in Minnesota with the freeze-thaw weather we see each and every year. You may be asking – what does this have to do with seal failure? Everything!
With movement in your [...]