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Using Windows to Bring the Outdoors Indoors

Your home's windows provide a special function in your home. Not only do they give you a way to ventilate your home and air out the inside air, but they also provide a key connection to the world outside. A good window will provide a much-needed dose of sunlight while offering an important connection to nature throughout all four seasons of the year. At The Construction Group just outside of St. Paul, we know how important your home’s windows are. This guide will walk you through how you can use windows in your home to bring the outside world into your home.

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How Replacement Windows Can Make Your Home Safer

Your family’s safety is one of your biggest concerns. The window replacement experts at The Construction Group in Minnesota discuss some of the important ways replacement windows can make your home safer. 

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Using Windows to Brighten Up Your Winter Home

The window replacement specialists at The Construction Group located outside of St. Paul in Minnesota explain how replacing the windows in your home can help you brighten up a dark interior living space in the winter months.

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Remodeling Ideas to Reduce Winter Expenses

Keeping your home warm in the frigid winter months can be a real challenge in Minnesota. But few things are more important than the comfort of your family. At the same time, those winter expenses can add up fast as the mercury starts to drop. Our remodeling experts at the Construction Group located just outside of St. Paul understand the importance of balancing your family’s comfort with winter energy bills.

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What are the Best Windows for Your Basement?

Both the state of Minnesota and the city of Minneapolis have strict guidelines regarding basement window installation. In the state of Minnesota, building regulation now requires that a contractor install egress windows in all basement. The reason for the ruling is due to the construction of this type of window.

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How to Match Your Siding, Gutters, and Windows for a Cohesive Design

Every component of your home’s exterior plays a vital role in both function and style. Some of the most prominent elements include siding, gutters, and windows. While each may seem like a separate entity, all of them have to come together to trim up your home’s design in a way that is cohesive and seamless. Below, we discuss how to achieve this cohesion as we install new siding, gutters, and windows on your house exterior.

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Exterior Home Renovation

Whether you have lived in a house for long enough to warrant an exterior renovation, or recently bought an older house with the expectation of conducting a remodel job, or simply found a great deal on an investment home which needs minor upgrades before selling at profit, there are times when you need to hire a building contractor. Exterior home renovation involves a few basic steps along with the knowledge an experienced contractor can provide toward making your house a boon rather than an eyesore for your neighbors.

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Older Home Restoration

Sometimes remodel jobs are conducted as an option to improve an already nice house which is relatively new, perhaps ten to fifteen years old. Other times, an older home may need renovations to accommodate modern appliances. It may be that you bought an older home because you appreciate the charm it provides and prefer the building styles of days past, but need some upgrades to allow for computers and a modern office. In other cases, you may have found a great bargain on an older house with the understanding it needs immediate repairs. In each case, there are usually a few common aspects of the home restoration which need to be addressed immediately before moving on to upgrades to a kitchen or bath which although needed, can be postponed if necessary.

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Are You Ready for New Windows?

New windows are one of the simplest of home improvements whether you're upgrading from a very basic design installed on a new home or replacing windows which don't function properly in an older house. New windows add value if you plan to sell the house and add function if you intend to live there long term. The convenience of windows which open and close easily and secure properly simply makes daily life easier.

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4 Home Improvement Ideas to Kickoff the New Year

With the New Year right around the corner, it’s time for new beginnings. As a homeowner, you can transform the world around you and positively impact your disposition each day. Keep reading to learn four home improvement ideas to kick-start your 2017.

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