From the category archives: The Construction Group Blog


Comparing Spray Foam to Other Types of Insulation

Spray foam insulation is hands down the most effective and energy-efficient product in the home protection industry. Read our latest article to find out why.

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Our 18-Point Storm Damage Inspection. We Leave Nothing Out

If your house has been damaged by a recent hail storm or tornado, then contact the Construction Group. We provide an 18-point thorough inspection of your home to assess the full damage. Our post-storm evaluations are accurate, honest, and 100% professional on every level. We can help work with your insurance company to through every phase of reconstruction from assessment, and insurance claims all the way building design and renovation.

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Winter's Coming. Don't Ignore Your Insulation

Minnesota’s winter weather isn’t for everyone. To make matters worse, the days are longer in the winter, meaning we have fewer hours of sunlight that could lessen the impact of our uncomfortable winter days. The easiest way to reduce the impact of temperatures just above zero is to stay warm by ensuring your insulation is in top-notch shape.

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There Is Still Time to Prepare for Winter Weather

As the saying goes, “Winter is Coming,” but there is time to prepare so you can remain as comfortable as possible when the cold months get here. There are fairly obvious preparations such as changing the filters in your HVAC system and having it inspected to assure efficient functioning, having your chimney cleaned and inspected for damage in an older home, or making sure your windows are functioning properly and not allowing a draft in. Other preparations are more subtle things which may not be a daily concern for you.

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Contractors and the Services they Provide: Good, Better, and Best

As a homeowner you've probably worked with a contractor on occasion but it's likely not someone you work with regularly. When a job comes up and you need a contractor for either repairs or upgrades and renovations, there are a few aspects of the business you should be aware of before hiring. You know to get three price quotes, but price isn't the end-all, be-all consideration toward who you hire. Of course you want the best price, but just as important is for the job to be conducted professionally and efficiently, and done right.

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Why You Can't Afford Insulation Deficiencies

Energy audits are often overlooked by homeowners. With a focus on everyday projects in and around their homes, it’s easy to overlook the benefits of an energy audit. However, overlooking an energy audit year after year may cost you a lot of money. In fact, if you have low insulation now, you could be costing your household thousands each year.

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3 High-Value Areas to Remodel in Your Home

After making all the necessary changes and repairs, you may dream of a remodeling or a home upgrade project. Granite countertops, a grand double-door entrance, or an open bathroom with skylights are all ways to transform your home and make it comfortable for you, but do these projects add value to your home? We examined the 2016 Cost Vs. Value report for Minneapolis and saw a few interesting finds. You may be surprised to see what areas within your home can be remodeled or upgraded to give you the most bang for your buck.

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Why Summer Time is the Perfect Time to Think About Insulation

Ah summer time! The time of the year that Minnesota residents can enjoy the warm breezes and balmy temperatures that help them thaw out from their long winters. The last thing you probably want to think about is insulation, winter time and your home. Now is the perfect time to do so though and here's why:

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Understanding Your Options for Insulation

When it comes to insulation in your home, there are a lot of factors you should consider. With the goal of protecting your home from the inside out, you want to make sure that you have the best insulation possible. The following are things you should consider if you are contemplating re-insulating your home or choosing the initial insulation for a new home.

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The Advantages of Pull-Back Insulation

Many homes either have a distinct deficit of insulation running along the rim joist of their roofline, while others just have whatever insulation is being used in this space jammed in to the very end. Neither application is optimal for ensuring that your roof ‘breathes’ properly, or instrumental in preventing rot, loss of insulation value, or other problems that may result over time.

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