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Simple Summer Projects That Add Value to Your Home

The home improvement contractors at The Construction Group introduce some of our most popular simple summer projects. We share some of the ways you can add to your home’s value by hiring a home improvement contractor while the weather is sunny and warm.  

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Is it Time to Service Your Chimney?

The chimney repair contractors at The Construction Group in Maplewood discuss your home’s chimney. We talk about servicing chimneys, what the process includes, and how you can tell when it’s time for yours to be serviced.  

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Repairing Your Brick Home

Brick homes are beautiful and enduring. They’ve been a favorite home material for centuries because of the timelessness and structural integrity of brickwork. Whether you’ve got an antique home or a modern home made with brickwork, eventually, all brickwork needs repair and maintenance. That’s when it’s time to call in a masonry expert.

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Quick Guide to Chimney Repair and Replacement

Minnesota has some of the most beautiful older homes in this part of the country. But over time, the brick and masonry work in those older chimneys can start to deteriorate. What starts off as a minor problem can become significant if left unattended, and eventually those older chimneys can even collapse. That’s why it’s important to attend to them as soon as a problem comes to your attention.

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Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Repair Your Chimney

Your home’s siding plays a vital role in protecting your home from the elements. It also creates the biggest piece of your home’s curb appeal and is the most visible element of your home’s appearance from the street. When choosing the right siding, there are a number of considerations you need to take into account. At The Construction Group in St. Paul, we understand the importance of making sure your investment in siding is the right one. This guide will walk you through the things you need to consider when choosing the best siding for your home.

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Is Your Chimney Ready for Winter?

The chimney contracting experts at The Construction Group just outside St. Paul in Minnesota discuss the importance of getting your chimney ready for winter and help you decide if your chimney is ready for the coming cold season.

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Is Your Chimney Leaking? We Can Fix It.

A chimney leak manifests itself in many ways. One of the most common signs of a leak is water stains spotting the walls and wallpaper near the chimney. If you have been wondering why the paper and paint keep mysteriously peeling in areas, we can identify the leak and repair it. If you live near Woodbury, Minnesota, contact The Construction Group today. We specialize in chimney repair and ongoing roof maintenance.

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Masonry: New and Old

Masonry is an art unto itself, the foundation of every building and the integral structural integrity of a home is based on masonry. Houses made of brick or stone have an inherent reliance on masonry, but houses made of wood with siding have a masonry underlayment system and chimney. Modular housing seems to be a new paradigm, but each home needs customization once installed. Antique homes often need work conducted for the new homeowners. Regardless of what style of home you've chosen, masonry repair and maintenance is an important means of maintaining your house over the years to come.

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When Should You Service Your Chimney

Your chimney is probably not something you think about often, and especially not during the summer when your fireplace and heater aren't in use. However, the chimney does need to be cleaned and inspected regularly and on occasion repairs come up. Summer is a good time to conduct such a routine because you aren't using it and if it needs work, you can schedule it as is convenient rather than having to go without heat or change plans to accommodate a work crew to make the repairs.

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What to Consider When Choosing Fascia

How your home looks on the outside contributes to the overall value of your home. Most homeowners want to have a unified theme when it comes to your home, even when it comes to the smallest details. One small detail is the fascia on your home. As an exterior component, choosing the right fascia can make all the difference in curb appeal and function.

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