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Signs it's Time to Replace Your Siding

The siding experts at The Construction Group in Minnesota talk about some of the important signs to look for when deciding if it’s time to replace your home’s siding and discuss the important role of siding in protecting your home from the elements. 

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Choosing the Right Siding For Your Home

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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The Benefits of Steel Siding for Your Home

At The Construction Group, there are many types of siding we can install on your home. This includes vinyl, cement fiber, cedar, hardboard, and steel. Taking the time to learn what benefits each type of siding has to offer can help you determine which one is right for your home. Here are a few of the benefits of steel siding:

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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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Vinyl vs. Fiber Cement Siding: A Side-by-Side Comparison

You have a lot to consider when you invest in siding: cost, efficiency, ease of installation, longevity, and maintenance. Two of the leading siding products in the industry are vinyl siding and cement fiber. Although both have their merits, the question you may be asking yourself is which material is the better buy.

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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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Your Guide to Choosing Siding Colors for Your Home

For many homeowners, choosing a new siding color can seem like a daunting task. The key is to get expert advice from siding specialists who have extensive experience in the field. The Construction Group can help you discover all the options available to you as you get ready to replace your old siding. Below is a siding color guide that will walk you through the preliminary phase of choosing a siding for your home.

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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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Exterior Home Aging and Damage

Older homes hold a particular charm for some people. They were built with interesting details and unique wood work that is not found in today’s modern style homes. As homes age so do the components that keep it strong, sturdy and safe. Take a look at different areas of your home that could experience damage from aging.

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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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