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How Seamless Gutters Can Save Your Wallet

The exterior remodeling experts at The Construction Group discuss gutter systems for your home. We introduce seamless gutters and talk about how they can ease the burden on your wallet by saving you money in the long run. 

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Great Remodeling Ideas for Your Craftsman Bungalow

If you live in a charming little Craftsman home, count yourself among the lucky. For fans of these darling little bungalows, there’s no style of architecture that comes close in comparison. A response to the Industrial Revolution, the arts and craft movement came into vogue about one hundred years ago. The movement embraced the warmth of handcrafted, do-it-yourself architectures, which is perhaps why the homes created in that period are known for being incredibly cozy and cheery.

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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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What Does Snow Do to Your Roof?

Your roof protects your home and helps keep it insulated. Your family depends on your roof to provide durable protection throughout the year even in the wildest winter weather. But when winter snow comes in Minnesota, the snow and ice can pile up quickly, taking its toll on your roof.

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How Remodeling Can Save Energy Costs in Your Home

Keeping your home comfortable throughout the year is important, but so is managing your home’s energy expenses. Fortunately, with the right home remodeling help, you can easily do both. Whether you’re interested in making your home more environmentally friendly or cutting down on your monthly energy bills, remodeling may offer the solution you need.

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Three Elements to Look for in a New Roof Installation Quote

As you look to have a new roof installed on your home, it is important to obtain quotes. Getting quotes will help you to find an affordable roofing company for your roofing needs. However, not every quote is the same. Some quotes don't include key pieces of information that can drive the quoted price up. Here are three pieces of information that you should always ensure are included on any price quote you obtain when you need to have a new roof installed:

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Severe Weather & Your Roofing: How to Check for Damage

During a severe storm, the wind is usually one of the greatest threats to the roof of your home. Whether it pushes a tree onto your roof, pulls off your shingles, or throws loose debris at your home, a severe storm can bring costly damage to your roof (which oftentimes must be addressed immediately). Thankfully, we're going to walk you through the process in the event your roof encounters severe damage.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Ice Dams

Minnesota winters bring with them snow, ice and freezing temperatures. Unfortunately, these items can sit in and against your gutters and roof, causing an ice dam to form. An ice dam can be damaging to both your gutter system and your roof. Many people know what an ice dam is, but not what to do if they have one. Here are a few of the frequently asked questions and the answers you should know about ice dams:

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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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Should You Install Tile on Your Roof in Minnesota?

Tile roofing is among the most durable, weather-proof, and long-lasting roofing materials on the market today. Homeowners love tile for its distinctive look. It completely transforms a home design while improving its market value.

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