Improve Home Security with New Windows & Doors

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 …

HAIL DAMAGE

HAIL DAMAGE 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. …

Drafty Windows And Doors: How To Fix Your Home’s Energy Drain

Drafty Doors And Windows: How To Fix Your Home’s Energy Drain 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 …

Five Easy Steps to Prep Your Home For the Winter

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 …

Does a Fireplace Save Energy Over the Winter Months?

Winter is 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, …

How To Re-side a House – A Step-by-Step Guide

How To Re-side a House – A Step-by-Step Guide 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 …

Home Siding: Should I Replace it all, or Cover up the Old Stuff?

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 …

Replacement Siding: Is It Time to Re-Side Your Home?

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, …

Builders & Remodelers has been named to Remodeling Magazine’s Big50 Class of 2012

REMODELING Magazine’s Annual Big50 Award The Big50 is a remodeling business excellence award for best practices. Every May, REMODELING inducts 50 new companies who have set the standard for professionalism and integrity through smart marketing, exemplary business practices, unique design, …

Seal Failure

Foggy Windows? 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 …

Air Infiltration

One of the main reasons homeowners begin the replacement window process is due to ‘draftiness’ in their existing windows. Drafty windows have many downfalls. You energy bills are extremely high (relatively speaking) for what it costs to heat and cool …

Condensation or Moisture Build-up on Your Windows

Do you have condensation or moisture build-up on your windows and are not sure why? Here are some tips and tricks to help prevent this problem from happening. If, this doesn’t work … You need new windows! Why It Happens …