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4 Different Types of Roofing Material We Install

Today’s roofs are made from a wide range of materials that suit any style and any climate. Find out what type of roofing materials we use for residential properties in Minneapolis, MN.

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The Three Types of Storm Damage You're Likely to Face

Rain, wind and snow storms can damage your home. Unfortunately, the types of damages are virtually limitless. A storm damage restoration professional can help, but it’s worthwhile to avoid the damages before they occur. To do so, you’ll need to be knowledgeable about the three most prevalent storm damages. Let’s check them out

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Is it Time for Seamless Gutters?

Seamless rain gutters are becoming popular with homeowners. Because they have no seam, they rarely leak. Most seamless gutters are crafted from silicone materials, making them long-lasting products for any home. If your home faces the following problems, it might be time to install a seamless gutter system:

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Hurricane Destruction: What We’ve Learned in Minnesota

Ivan, Opal, Andrew, Katrina, and now Harvey and Irma - what do all of these have in common? They are the names of hurricanes that have swept through the entire Eastern half of the country and have caused destruction all the way from the Southern and Eastern coastlines all the way up the Midwest.

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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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Seamless Gutters vs. Traditional Gutters

Gutters are a vital part of your homes’ exterior as it channels rainwater away from your home. By directing the water in a controlled manner, gutters minimize or eliminate flooding and standing water around the foundation, and keep the rain from splashing and staining the outer wall. The question is, which one does it better: seamless gutters or traditional gutters?

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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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The Benefits of Seamless Gutters

Gutters protect the base of your home from rainwater. The excess flow of water is channeled away from the foundation or basement to keep the immediate area from flooding or the water from splashing against the outside surface. Conventional gutters are pieced together in sections that overlap one another. The entire system is installed piece by piece around the edge of the roof.

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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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Common Roofing Problems You May Overlook

Your roof is the aspect of your home that holds it all together. When you sustain damage to your roof, then you weaken the overall structure of your home. In most cases, you may not know that your roof is damaged. Over time, damaged roofs can become a bigger problem and cost you more money to fix. To avoid that problem, consider these commonly overlooked roofing problems.

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