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What to Expect from First-Time Roof Replacement

The roof installation contractors at The Construction Group in Minnesota talk about what to expect when you have your roof replaced or repaired for the first time. We also discuss the roof repair process and answer some commonly asked questions.

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What are the Most Common Insulation Options?

Insulation is one of those components of a home that most people don’t put much thought into on a daily basis. But poor or outdated insulation can actually be impacting your life more than you realize. Insulation plays a key role in keeping our homes warm in the winter and cool in the summer while reducing our overall energy costs. Innovations in insulation manufacturing have come a long way from the insulation that was originally installed in many homes.

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How Remodeling Can Add Up in Energy Savings

When it comes to home improvement contracting, your family’s comfort is of the utmost importance all year long. Whether your home is comfortable, drafty, or overheated depending on the time of the year is about more than just comfort, though. It’s also a strong indicator of how much energy your home is using. If your home is uncomfortable, that can mean you’re spending more on energy costs than you should be. This added energy usage also contributes to environmental issues.

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Do You Need a Winter Storm Inspection?

Minnesota’s winter season will be over before we know it, but like every year, that cold, icy weather put your home’s roof and siding to the test. Every winter, the materials that form a protective thermal envelope around your home are subjected to freeze and thaw cycles, ice dams, strong winds, and the weight of heavy snow and ice. When your roof sustains damage, repairing that damage as soon as possible is necessary to prevent more problems down the road.

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Comparing Vinyl to Fiber Cement Siding

An investment in new siding is one of the most important investments you’ll make in your home. That’s why it’s important to choose the best siding option for your home’s needs and the look you want. There are other considerations to take into account such as the overall cost when weighed against your budget, the longevity of the siding material, and difficulty of maintenance. Most homeowners are also concerned with energy efficiency both for their comfort and for the ongoing cost of energy bills.

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Common Misconceptions About Residential Roofs

If you’re like most homeowners, you probably don’t put much thought into your roof. Because we don’t think much about our roofs, it’s not uncommon to make incorrect assumptions about them. Unfortunately, those assumptions can lead to problems down the road when it’s time to hire a roof contractor for regular maintenance and repairs. That’s why it’s important to hire an experienced, certified team for your residential roofing services.

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Why You Should Give Steel Siding a Second Look

When it’s time to replace your home’s siding, you have quite a few decisions to make. First, you’ll need to decide what your siding needs are and outline your budget. You’ll also need to choose the type of material you want to install on your home. Many homeowners assume that the types of siding materials available for their home are quite limited, but we offer several siding options at The Construction Group in Minnesota.

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Top Three Fireplace Renovation Considerations

A fireplace elevates a living space by creating a beautiful center for your family to gather around. A stunning fireplace can serve as a backdrop for stylish living in elegant surroundings. However, an outdated or damaged fireplace or mantel can dramatically detract from the overall appeal of your living space. Renovating your fireplace can also be a matter of safety, which is a fundamental concern when you consider the risks of a damaged chimney or fireplace.

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Kick Off the New Year With One of These Projects

We’ve all heard the phrase “New year, new you.” With a fresh calendar on the wall, a world of possibilities seems to be on the horizon. For millions of Americans, the turn of that page means January is the ideal time to take on a new set of goals including weight loss, exercise, and professional commitments. While you’re putting together your personal list of new year commitments, don’t overlook your home.

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Is it Time for a Home Roof Inspection?

Your roof performs an important function when it comes to protecting your home against the elements, but it can be easy to overlook roof maintenance until there’s a problem. Unfortunately, much of the worst roof damage doesn’t become readily apparent to those living below until it becomes quite serious. After a serious storm or winter weather hits, most homeowners are quick to clean up the lawn, clearing out broken branches and leaves. But most of us don’t think to check out our roofs and make sure there’s no serious damage—an oversight that can cost you significantly.

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