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Roofing

What Are the Most Common Roof Shapes?

A beautiful and functional roof does more than just add to your home’s overall value and keep everyone inside dry. It’s also a key component of your home’s thermal envelope or the invisible bubble of thermal protection that keeps your home climate controlled and energy-efficient. How each roof accomplishes that can vary widely. Some roofs are incredibly complex, while others are simple in design. Understanding how each roof design and slope works with specific roofing materials is a key part of helping to build a roof that functions and keeps everyone inside comfy year-round.

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Is Tile Roofing Right for Your Home?

A roof is one of the single biggest investments you can make when it comes to remodeling projects for your home. If done right, your roof will add significant value to your home, protecting your family and looking beautiful for many years to come. That’s why it’s important to choose a roofing material that will remain highly durable while maintaining its beauty years from now.

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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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Why It’s Important to Hire a Contractor that Understands Building Codes

When you’re hiring contractors to handle a home improvement job, you face several important decisions. One of the key considerations to weigh is whether to hire a professional and licensed contracting team or to hire a handyman to try and cut costs. Many homeowners looking to trim their budget by hiring someone under the table end up paying someone without any license or certifications. Too often, these discount contractors have very limited knowledge of building codes.

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What Projects Add the Most Value to Your Home?

With fall just around the corner, it’s the perfect time of year to start thinking about fall home remodeling projects. If you’re looking for home remodeling ideas that significantly add to your home’s value, it can be hard to know where to begin. With all of the fantastic home remodeling programs on streaming video these days, you can get plenty of great ideas from adding skylights to creating a grand entrance.

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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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