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How Procrastinating on Repairs Can Affect Your Homeowner’s Insurance

When it comes to your homeowner’s insurance policy, it’s most likely one of those things you never have to think about until there’s a problem. Most homeowners typically pay for their insurance policies just as they do property taxes without putting much thought into how their policy works until it’s time to make a claim.

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Top Residential Roof Misconceptions Made by Homeowners

When it comes to the roof that protects a home and the family that lives there, most homeowners don’t know very much about theirs. There is also a good deal of misinformation surrounding roofing materials and roof repair. Unfortunately, all of the bad info out there can lead to poor decisionmaking when a roof is in need of repair or maintenance.

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How to Prepare for Your Roof Replacement Project

With fall just around the corner, now is the ideal time of year to get your roof in shape for the coming winter months. One of the most important investments you can make in your home is making sure your roof is in good shape to adequately protect your home’s interior from water and air leaks. When your roof is working at its peak performance level, you can expect lower energy costs year-round and more comfortable internal temperatures in your home. Even in the frozen winter months, a well-insulated home will protect you much better when your roof is working well.

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How the Condition of Your Roof Affects Your Homeowner’s Insurance

Homeowner’s insurance is one of those mandatory expenses that all homeowners must budget for alongside property taxes. But your homeowner’s insurance also serves an important purpose: to protect your home and family in case there’s a serious emergency that causes property damage. Your homeowner’s insurance protects what’s inside your home, but it also protects your home and roof in cases of structural damage due to a natural disaster or fire.

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Everything You Should Know About Asphalt Roofing Shingles

Minnesota roofs have to withstand some pretty extreme temperatures during the winter. They also need to stand up to thick snow and ice as well as spring’s thaw and freeze cycles. That need for powerful durability is why asphalt is one of the most common roofing materials in Minnesota.

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What Does an 18-Point Storm Inspection Include?

Summer is in full swing, and here in Minnesota, that can mean beautiful sunny days as well as the occasional heavy storm. When the strong winds blow and the hard rains fall, high-performance siding, windows, and roofing work to protect your home and everyone inside of it. But even the most durable home construction materials can be impacted by the strongest of summer storms. Impact damage from hail and debris and water infiltration can lead to further damage down the road if not immediately addressed.

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Your Roof Replacement Step-By-Step

Winter is finally over, and that means it’s time to start thinking about important home repairs. One of the best ways you can protect your home is by making sure its roof is in great shape. A high-performance roof will work hard to protect your home from storms, mold, and extreme temperatures throughout the year. It can also help lower your heating and cooling costs. But if your roof needs replacement or repair, you might be unsure about what that process means and how it will affect your home and family.

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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 Spring is a Great Time for Roofing Repairs

With the warmer weather finally starting to take over, it’s a great time to start considering your spring repair projects. It’s been a long, cold winter and your roof did its job to protect your home through ice, snow, and sleet. That's why right now is the perfect time to make sure it’s in good shape while the weather is nice.

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What to Expect With Your New Roof Installation

Your home’s roof protects it from the elements and keeps your family safe throughout all kinds of wild weather all year long. It also helps control the heating and cooling costs in your home. A good roof will protect your home for many years, but eventually, even the best roof will need to be replaced.

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